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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Vietnam War Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse

Please join us on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at 6 PM for Vietnam War Movie Night at Alamo Drafthouse as we present the Academy Award winning documentary film, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara.

 

Former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara is the sole focus of documentary film-maker Errol Morris’ The Fog of War, a film that not only analyzes McNamara’s controversial decisions during the first half of the Vietnam War, but also his childhood upbringing, his education at Berkeley and Harvard, his involvement in World War II, and his later years as president of the World Bank. Culling footage from almost 20 hours of interviews with the Secretary, Morris details key moments from McNamara’s career, including the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and President Kennedy’s suggestions to the Secretary that the U.S. remove itself from Vietnam. Throughout the film, the 85-year-old McNamara expounds his philosophies on international conflict, and shows regret and pride in equal measure for, respectively, his mistakes and accomplishments.

 

The film will start at 6 PM and will be followed by expert commentary and discussion featuring Dr. Ron Milam and Dr. Justin Hart, associate professors of history at Texas Tech University.

 

Reserve your tickets online at https://drafthouse.com/lubbock/show/the-fog-of-war-eleven-lessons-from-the-life-of-robert-s.-mcnamara

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