Film Series: La Grande Illusion

1937. France. Dir: Jean Renoir. With Jean Gabin, Erich von Stroheim. 114 min.



After being taken prisoner during WWI, a group of French airmen separated by class and cultural background bond through their shared struggle for freedom. Renoir’s long-revered paean to the innate strength and goodness of humankind in the face of adversity was dubbed “Cinematic Public Enemy No. 1” by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free