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Films for 2018

The African Queen (1951)

Friday, February 2, 6:30 p.m.

MPAA rating: PG; run time: 105 min.

After her brother is killed by German soldiers in an east African colony in 1914, a missionary sister works to convince the captain of a run-down steamboat to help seek revenge for the British. Actor Humphrey Bogart won his only Oscar for this portrayal opposite Katharine Hepburn.

Sergeant York (1941)

Sunday, March 25, 2 p.m.

MPAA rating: PG-V; run time: 134 min.

Alvin “Sergeant” York was a real-life Tennessee farmer from the mountains of Appalachia. A conscientious objector to fighting in the Great War, he was drafted into service and eventually became one of the country’s most decorated soldiers. Gary Cooper won an Oscar for his genuine portrayal of York.

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Friday, April 6, 6:30 p.m.

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.

A Bear Named Winnie (2005)

Sunday, May 20, 2 p.m.

MPAA rating: PG; run time: 90 min.

In 1914 a cavalry veterinarian en route to training camp for the Canadian Expeditionary Force (Michael Fassbender) befriends a wild bear, then takes her overseas as his unit’s mascot. Winnie’s true story served as inspiration for British writer A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books.