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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
March 17, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Dawn Patrol

This film defined all the classic elements of the aviation film genre and influenced virtually every military aviation movie made since it premiered. Free tickets are required. 

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Museum in Washington, DC Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
March 17, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Dawn Patrol

This film defined all the classic elements of the aviation film genre and influenced virtually every military aviation movie made since it premiered. Free tickets are required. 

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

The Fighting 69th

Filled with strong performances, this film is an entertaining and poignant film about America’s entry into the Great War. Free tickets required. 

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

The Fighting 69th

Filled with strong performances, this film is an entertaining and poignant film about America’s entry into the Great War. Free tickets required. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
April 21, 2017 | 7:00pm

Hell’s Angels

Howard Hughes spent three years and nearly four million dollars to create this aviation classic. Free tickets required. 

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Museum in Washington, DC Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
April 21, 2017 | 7:00pm

Hell’s Angels

Howard Hughes spent three years and nearly four million dollars to create this aviation classic. Free tickets required. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
May 26, 2017 | 7:00pm

All Quiet on the Western Front

Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, this classic explores the war’s physical and psychological impact on a generation lost to war.  Free tickets required. 

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Museum in Washington, DC Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
May 26, 2017 | 7:00pm

All Quiet on the Western Front

Winning Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, this classic explores the war’s physical and psychological impact on a generation lost to war.  Free tickets required. 

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Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
June 16, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Eagle and the Hawk

One of the best World War I dramas of the 1930s, this film focuses on the psychological aspects of wartime aerial combat.  Free tickets required. 

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Museum in Washington, DC Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen
June 16, 2017 | 7:00pm

The Eagle and the Hawk

One of the best World War I dramas of the 1930s, this film focuses on the psychological aspects of wartime aerial combat.  Free tickets required. 

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