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War and the Silver Screen

Series continues with Das Boot on April 4th.

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012


EASTON - The spring film series "War and the Silver Screen - Myth and Reality" will continue on Wednesday, April 4 with "Das Boot". A presentation of clips and discussion will be in the Cadby Theatre at Chesapeake College at 11:30 a.m. and the full-length film showing will be in the Academy Art Museum at 6:30 p.m.

The series is made possible by a generous grant from M&T Bank and co-sponsored by The Academy Art Museum, Chesapeake College and the Chesapeake Film Festival. Filmmaker Doug Sadler, who co-founded the Chesapeake Film Festival, is the series host and will lead the film discussions.

This series examines cultural crosscurrents, filmmaking technique and the thematic patterns underpinning classic war films.

Das Boot (1981)- Wolfgang Petersen Nominated for six Oscars, this is one of the highest grossing foreign language films ever released in the US.

It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

The afternoon event at Chesapeake College is free and open to the public. For more information, please email The featured film will be shown in its entirety at the Academy Art Museum. Admission is $10 for members, $12 for non-members and free to Chesapeake College students who show the college i.d. Patrons may purchase admission to the whole series for $35. Order tickets at


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