6:15 pm - Doors open
6:30 pm - Join us for an entertaining talk about World War I mascots and animals that served officially, and unofficially, to support soldiers and raise their spirits during the war.
7:00 pm - Screening begins
All Quiet on the Western Front, 1930
A reflection of the profound disillusionment with war in the post-World War I era, All Quiet on the Western Front follows the experience of a young German infantryman who enters the conflict as an idealist, but after months of shelling and brutal death in the trenches on a massive scale, is convinced that “when it comes to dying for your country, it is better not to die at all.” 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.
Request free tickets for the All Quiet on the Western Front screening at the Museum in Washington, DC, below.
This film will also be shown at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, on May 27 at 2:20 pm. Request tickets for the May 27 screening at the Udvar-Hazy Center.
About the Film Series
Movies have always shaped our cultural memory of historical events, and World War I has been a rich subject for filmmakers. Hollywood Goes to War: World War I on the Big Screen, a year-long film series, presents the most visually striking and engaging dramas set during the First World War ever made. Once a month, join us as we screen Hollywood’s finest feature films on World War I and explore how the war and its far-reaching effects have been represented and interpreted on the big screen.
This film series is part of the National Air and Space Museum’s observance of the hundredth anniversary of the First World War.