Special Veteran’s Day Movie at Many Community Center

The Town of Many will honor our veterans with the special movie “1917” on Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Many Community Center.  

The film, about World War I, will begin at 7 p.m. and will be free to everyone who attends.

During World War I, two British soldiers — Lance Cpl. Schofield and Lance Cpl. Blake — receive seemingly impossible orders. In a race against time, they must cross over into enemy territory to deliver a message that could potentially save 1,600 of their fellow comrades — including Blake’s own brother.

As indicated by the title, “1917” is set amidst the turmoil of World War I and takes place in and around the so-called “no man’s land” in northern France separating British and German troops. Two young corporals are awoken from what could have only been a few minutes of sleep and ordered to report for a new assignment. A few miles away, another company, one that includes one corporal’s brother, has planned an attack to commence in a few hours designed to push the Germans back even further following a recent retreat. However, recent intelligence suggests that the retreat is a ruse that will land them in ambush that will cost thousands of British lives. With the radio lines down, Blake and Schofield are ordered to head on foot to that company in order to call off the attack before it can commence, a journey that will force them to travel through enemy territory. Of course, the two have been assured that where they will be crossing is safe enough, but the tension within the soldiers they meet as they get closer to the front, and the recent nature of the carnage they witness when they first go over the top, suggests otherwise. And yet, that first glimpse of the literal Hell on earth they must journey through is only a taste of what they have to endure—at one point, one of them inadvertently plunges a hand recently sliced by barbed wire into the open wound of a corpse and that turns out to be one of the less excruciating moments in store for them.

This movie is based on a true life story about heroism during World War I.  “1917” won the Academy Award for best cinematography.  The visuals are stunning and graphic throughout the movie. 

It’s a must-see on the big 36 foot screen with surround sound at the Many Community Center on Nov. 6.

The free movies at the Community Center are sponsored by the Town of Many, Mayor Robert Hable, and the Cultural District Advisory Board.

Concessions are always available at a cost of only $1 for popcorn and $1 for soft drinks. 

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