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Through a Lens: World War I In Film

Part of the NSU Alvin Sherman Library programming for World War I and America

When to
Where Conference Room 3018

Learn how the depiction of World War I in film has changed over the century.

Join us for showing of two movies:

Wings – Friday April 21, 10 am-12, noon

Wings is a 1927 American silent  film set during World War I. It was produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles “Buddy” Rogers, and Richard Arlen, and Gary Cooper appears in a role which helped launch his career in Hollywood.

Wings was the only silent film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.


War Horse – Friday, April 28, 10 am to noon

War Horse is a British-American war drama film released in  2011. It was directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, adapted from English author Michael Morpurgo’s 1982 novel of the same name. The film’s cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Niels Arestrup, Toby Kebbell, David Kross and Peter Mullan. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, two Golden Globe Awards and five BAFTAs.


Both films will include a discussion led by an NSU faculty or staff member.

Both films will be shown at the Lifelong Learning Institute located at:

University Park Plaza
3424 South University Drive
Davie, Florida 33328
Tel: (954) 262-8471


Wings: April 21, 2017 – NSU Alvin Sherman Library Conference room  3018

War Horse: April 28, 2017 – NSU Alvin Sherman Library Conference room  2053



This series of programs and exhibit  are part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.  

Any questions?

For more information contact Senta Sellers,