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Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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1917
(R) 110min
Jan 31 - Feb 13, 5:45 & 8:15
Director Sam Mendes (Skyfall, American Beauty), inspired by the war stories of his grandfather, has created a potent, propulsive and stirring film, photographed to resemble a single take by veteran cinematographer Roger Deakins (Fargo, BladeRunner 2049). Two young British soldiers during WWI are sent on a perilous mission across enemy territory and no-man’s land to deliver an urgent message, hopefully preventing a massacre, to the commander of a platoon about to advance into a trap, a group that includes the messenger’s brother.