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Free film series focuses on WWI

To mark the 100th anniversary of the final year of World War I, the College of St. Scholastica hosts a series of cultural events. They kick off with Cinema in the Trenches, a free festival of classic WWI films April 6-7.

The three films are free and open to the public. Refreshments are provided.

Watch Stanley Kubrik's "Paths of Glory" about the moral costs of war at 6:30 p.m. April 6. Introduced by Nathan Carroll, associate professor of film studies, the film is best known for intense scenes of trench warfare.

Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion," which depicts French prisoners' attempts to escape German POW camps, will be shown at 12:30 p.m. April 7. Introduced by Tom Zelman, professor of English, the film depicts brotherhood and the need to transcend class, race and nationality in order to stop future wars.

Howard Hughes' "Hell's Angels," which focuses on the air war between Britain and Germany, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. April 7. The film, which took nearly three years to produce, will be introduced by Tammy Ostrander, dean of the school of arts and letters.

All films are shown in Lecture Hall 249 of the Burns Wellness Center on campus, 1200 Kenwood Ave.

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