Thursday, October 29, 2009

November History Film: "Valkyrie"

In Nazi Germany during World War II, as the tide turned in favor of The Allies, a cluster of senior German officers and politicians desperately plot to topple the Nazi regime before the nation is crushed in a near-inevitable defeat. To this end, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise), an Army officer convinced he must save Germany from Hitler, is recruited to mastermind a real plan. To do so, he arranges for the internal emergency measure, Operation: Valkyrie, to be changed to enable his fellows to seize control of Berlin after the assassination of the Fuhrer. However, even as the plan is put into action, a combination of bad luck and human failings conspire on their own to create a tragedy that would prolong the Reich's reign over Europe. Rated PG-13. 2 hours.

Where: Room 137 Hawthorn Building
When: Thursday November 19 at 7 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Extra Credit and popcorn available to students. Public invited!

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