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Hampshire College invites the public to a special advance screening of Soldiers’ Stories on Monday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Franklin Patterson Hall (Main Lecture Hall). Admission is free.
Oscar-winning producer Nicholas Reed and director Jonathan Kitzen bring World War I to the screen in an intimate portrayal of the thoughts and emotions of the soldiers who fought in the trenches. Soldiers’ Stories, the largest stereoscopic film restoration ever, utilizes previously unseen 100-year-old original images.
Jonathan Kitzen 86F is an alumnus of Hampshire College and of New York University’s MFA program in motion picture production. He will be present to introduce the film and to answer questions afterward.
Oscar winner and veteran Mickey Rooney narrates Soldiers’ Stories, along with modern day veterans who share their experiences of war then and now. The film has been described by reviewers as “brutally honest” and by veterans as “100 percent right on.” It is both a look at war from soldiers’ point of view and a commentary on the level of discomfort people have with real discussion of what war does to the people who fight it.
Kitzen and Reed were producing partners on the 2014 Academy Award-winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.