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September 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Grab some popcorn and a seat in your favorite chair, and join us for a Movie Night and Virtual Discussion with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Staff. While we can’t all be together, we can share discussion on major motion pictures that deal with the hardships, humor, and horrors of combat. For our fourth virtual discussion, we will look at the 1998 film Saving Private Ryan, starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, and Tom Sizemore. In this fictional account of a Ranger unit sent behind enemy lines to locate a soldier, the humanity and perilous nature of war is brought into full view. This movie also includes one of the most accurate and realistic recreations of the D-Day landings captured on film. This event may not be suitable for younger audiences as this film contains graphic war violence, language, and is of a mature subject matter.

Your mission is to watch the movie, which is available from most libraries or on streaming services, while thinking about the discussion questions we will provide you. On September 25th, at 7:00 pm we’ll all meet via Zoom for a discussion led by museum staff. We will cover themes such as conflict, politics, pop culture, the military, and movie-making.

After you register, we will email you the discussion questions and a link to join the virtual discussion via Zoom. This event is free and open to the public.


Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation