MPAA rating: PG-13-V; run time: 136 min.
This American-made film follows a group of idealistic German schoolboys who get caught up in the nationalistic fervor that helped lead to 1914’s European War. Oscar winner for best picture—and also nominated for best cinematography—this film is on the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest American Movies of All Time list. This is one in a monthly series of films meant to help interpret some of the scope and complexity of the Great War.
Explore the exhibit North Carolina and World War I on Level 3 prior to the film. Lobby-level exhibits are open until 9 p.m.; the Museum Shop is open until 8 p.m.
Major supporters of the exhibit North Carolina and World War I are the NC Museum of History Foundation and MOHA, the Museum of History Associates. Note: A simulated battlefield environment—including bright lights, flashing lights, and loud noises—in this exhibit may be disturbing to children or visitors with health concerns. In addition, some images may not be suitable for some visitors.