Gallipoli

Directed by Peter Weir, starring Mel Gibson

September 15, 2017 | 7:00pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
Free, Tickets Required

Gallipoli, 1981

Gallipoli tells the story of the Australian Gallipoli Campaign against the Ottoman Empire (modern Turkey) in World War I.  One of the few Hollywood movies to illustrate that World War I took place not only on the Western Front in France, Gallipoli tells the story of this pivotal battle through the experience of two young Australian men who travel halfway around the globe to fight for their country.  Gallipoli powerfully depicts the nature of WWI trench warfare and the sacrifice so many made in this important battle.

Free tickets are required and can be requested on this page starting July 7, 2017. This film will also be shown at the same time at our location in Washington, DC.


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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