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Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen

Movies have always shaped our cultural memory of historical events, and World War I has been a rich subject for filmmakers. The National Air and Space Museum will explore Hollywood’s finest feature films on the subject in Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen, a year-long film series presented as part of the Museum’s observance of the hundredth anniversary of the First World War. We have selected the most visually striking and engaging dramas on World War I, and will screen a different film each month at our location in Washington, DC, as well as the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va.

On April 6, 1917, the United States entered World War I, setting America on a course to become a major player on the world stage. It was a turning point in our nation’s history that still influences world events a century later. This film series will explore how World War I, and its far-reaching effects, have been represented and interpreted on the big screen. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
October 20, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Blue Max

Filmed before the days of computer-generated action scenes, the real flying sequences in this movie are among the best ever put on film. 

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Museum in Washington, DC Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
October 20, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Blue Max

Filmed before the days of computer-generated action scenes, the real flying sequences in this movie are among the best ever put on film. 

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The Blue Max

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The Blue Max
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
November 11, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Grand Illusion 

La Grande Illusion, as originally released, is widely regarded as a masterpiece of French cinema and is typically cited as one of the great films of world cinema.

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Museum in Washington, DC Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
November 11, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Grand Illusion 

La Grande Illusion, as originally released, is widely regarded as a masterpiece of French cinema and is typically cited as one of the great films of world cinema. 

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The Grand Illusion 

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The Grand Illusion Promotional Material