Thanks for the MANY responses! Here's the lineup we decided on:
San Francisco Public Library Presents
Large Screen Videos in Koret Auditorium
Thursdays at Noon
Born on the 4th of July (1989, 145 min.)
Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for
the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest
down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war.
Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Tom Cruise.
The Good War (2000, 57 min.)
This is the story of WW II-era conscientious objectors -- some 40,000
Americans -- each of whom refused to shoulder weapons because his
conscience would not allow him to kill another human being. Facing
criticism and scorn, these men challenged the limits of democracy.
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942, 126 min.)
A patriotic musical, recreating of the life and times of George M.
Cohan, with many of his own songs. Starring James Cagney.
Why We Fight (2005, 98 min.)
An expose of the military industrial complex from the 1950s to the
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[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Jessica
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Videolib] Reel Patriotism
Well just for fun I would consider Preston Sturges' HAIL THE CONQUIRING
Pretty neat take on what people are willing to view at Patriotic.
On 4/4/06 7:33 PM, "Blaine Waterman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> We're considering doing a series on patriotism and what it means this
> July. I'd love suggestions for features or docs which either exemplify
> it or question it in some way. Titles don't have to be focused on the
> United States.
> Thanks in advance,
> Blaine Waterman
> AV Center Librarian
> San Francisco Public Library
> 100 Larkin Street
> San Francisco, CA 94102
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