The Great Movies Veterans Day Special: The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

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Registration for this event will be open from October 30, 2020 @ 10:00am to November 13, 2020 @ 7:00pm.

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Watch the movie on Kanopy beforehand, then join us for a lively Friday evening discussion on Zoom. Register for this program to receive the Zoom login information via email.

We proudly celebrate Veterans Day with one of the best movies ever about veterans. The Best Years of Our Lives was not only one of the first films to seriously examine the difficulties of veterans returning home after World War II, it has been recognized as a masterpiece that still speaks to audiences today with the same power and impact it had upon its initial release. We follow three servicemen (Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Harold Russell) as they come home from the war, knowing that they returned victorious, yet discovering that the better world they fought for has changed. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Best Years of Our Lives is a monumental film that you simply must see.

Not rated, 171 min.