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 December, we will look at the life of a Marine sniper during Operation Desert Storm with 2005’s Jarhead. Following the story of a Marine Corps recruit who is sent to Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, this film focuses on the uncertainty of war and home as this Marine tries to maintain his composure and return alive and unharmed.
Your mission is to watch the movie, which is available from most libraries or on streaming services (we will not be watching the movie the night of the program), while thinking about the discussion questions we will provide you. On December 17, 2021, 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.
This event is suitable for mature audiences as there is strong language throughout and graphic scenes of war violence.
Program funding made possible by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation through the generous support of Generac Power Systems.