War isn't the way it looks back here: Free Sunday Film Screening Series
Wednesday 6 February 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments
To complement Remember Me: The lost diggers of Vignacourt and its unique images of Australians on the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial is showing five classic films that all present distinct visions of the First World War. This is a rare opportunity to see them on the ‘big’ screen.
This Sunday, 10th of February, will be the third film in our series, Dawn Patrol, starting at 2pm. The screenings are free and open to all members of the public. However, we would encourage anyone who is coming along to get there early and grab a good seat, since the last two weeks have been very popular and people have missed out!
Additionally, the film will be introduced by Dr Peter Pedersen, who will give a short informative presentation on this high flying cinematic classic.
Further information on the screenings can be found on our website -
Hope to see you all there.
A remake of Howard Hawks 1930 film, this aerial combat adventure finds Errol Flynn as a heroic flight commander playing opposite Basil Rathbone and David Niven. Beneath the high flying action and stiff upper lips, a commentary on the destructive and cyclical nature of war seeps through – giving the film more emotional weight than first expected.