Next up for Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series, “Tuesday Nights at the Movies,” is the 1981 war film “Gallipoli.”
In 1915, an up-and-coming sprinter has his Olympic dreams postponed when Australia enters World War I. He, along with a fellow sprinter, enlist in the army, as they feel it is the patriotic thing to do for their country. Once enrolled, they are sent to the Gallipoli Peninsula with a group of other young men to face-off against a determined and tenacious Turkish army. There, much to their shock, they discover the true meaning and horrors of war.
Directed and written by Peter Weir, the film stars Mel Gibson and Mark Lee. It went on to be nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1982 Golden Globes.
The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at Woodmere Art Museum. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free, although donations are recommended.
For more information, please call 215-247-0476 or visit armcinema25.com/chestnut-hill-film-group.