All Quiet on the Western Front

Directed by Lewis Milestone, starring Lew Ayres

May 27, 2017 | 2:20pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Free, Tickets Required

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the screening of All Quiet on the Western Front at the Udvar-Hazy Center has been rescheduled to Saturday, May 27 at 2:20 pm. Please note: the All Quiet on the Western Front screening at the Museum in Washington, DC, on May 26 will take place as scheduled. 

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 screening at the Udvar-Hazy Center below.

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. 

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