Fall of 2018 will commemorate the centenary of the armistice for what has been called “The Great War” and “The War to End All Wars.” Compared to other wars, WWI was a complete bloodbath that caught all parties by surprise. The most impactful war movies have always actually been anti-war movies and the best of these were the films that showed the agony of WWI. In this study group, we will be viewing such classic American films as All Quiet on the Western Front (the 1930 version), Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece), Wings (a silent film that won the first Oscar for best picture), The Dawn Patrol and Gallipoli. Also being considered are such French films as La Grande Illusion, The Rules of the Game, Joyeux Noel, Frantz, A Very Long Engagement, Westfront:1918 and Wooden Crosses. Possible English films would be My Boy Jack and All the King’s Men. Many of these movies are based on true events, and, in total, will depict the insanity, suffering, and, in some cases, happy endings to stories about a ridiculous war. Please join us for these showings of what are truly great films.