WWI Feature Film Series: “The Big Parade”
On Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 pm, the Museum is pleased to continue its a WWI-themed film series with King Vidor’s “The Big Parade” (1925), starring John Gilbert and Renée Adorée. Unlike most war films released shortly after the Great War, “The Big Parade” was a great success, and is now considered a classic. The film follows doughboy Jim Apperson from enlistment to the front and back, painting a vivid story of the soldier’s experience and setting the mold for future war films by neither glorifying nor underplaying the horrors of war. The movie was added to the Library of Congress in 1992 for its cultural significance.
The next film in the series will be “Wings,” another silent film from 1927, starring Clara Bow and featuring Gary Cooper in one of his first screen roles, on November 3.
Tickets to the series are $10 for each film, $5 for members, and include light refreshments