Let's check out two free movies about World War I at the Tivoli in Westport.

The 100th anniversary of the start of World War I is coming up and these two movies, offered free at the Tivoli in Westport, look like an interesting way to commemorate the occasion. The movies are on different days, so I'll post them as separate events. Information for the first movie is above. It's called 37 Days: The Road to World War I, and focuses on the catastrophic chain of events which began with the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914, and led to the declaration of war between Britain and Germany on August 4th. 


From the Tivoli's website:

37 DAYS explores with breathless tension the tragedy of how Europe’s old conventions of secret diplomacy fell apart – or were destroyed. This fascinating and provocative drama, featuring stunning performances from actors such as Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars) and Tim Piggott-Smith (MI-5, Quantum of Solace), unlocks the mystery of the war’s origins. By overturning common assumptions about its inevitability, the film demonstrates that World War I did not happen by chance, and nor was it a foregone conclusion – it took considerable effort and staggering bad luck.


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  • Nancy

    I was outside the theater from 10:30 till 10:50 and didn't see anyone from this group, though I did meet some members of another meetup group in attendance and recruited a new history enthusiast. Hope those who made it enjoyed the movie.

    August 9

  • Audrey Aronson M.

    Saw you were p lanning to get there by 10:30. How will I hook up with the group.

    1 · August 8

    • Nancy

      I'll bring a sign and will wait outside the theater for a while after I get my ticket. Glad you are joining us.

      August 8

    • Audrey Aronson M.

      I am part of the FYI book discussion group for the KC Star and we are reading Guns of August. So my mind is totally into WWI at the moment. Looking forward to seeing the movies.

      August 8

  • Audrey Aronson M.

    I plan to bring a snack and try to make it as far as i can through this one.

    August 8

  • Nancy

    I just found out that this movie is nearly 3 hours long. It was originally a BBC television mini-series, shown on 3 different nights. I don't know about anyone else, but that's too long for me. I'm not looking for a Gone With the Wind-type experience, and I have other things to do tomorrow. If this information causes you to change your mind, please change your RSVP. Since I posted the meetup, I'll still be there at 10:30 to get the group together, but I seriously doubt I'll stay for the whole movie and I may skip it altogether.

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not gonna make it.

    August 8

  • Audrey Aronson M.

    What time are you meeting at the Tivoli tomorrow morning? I was planning to go? Am also planning to go to the other movie. Am reading The 2 Barbara Tuchman books about the era before WWI and WWI.

    Am excited to hook up with others tomorrow.

    August 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    37 Days is also showing on Monday, August 4 at 1 PM. I'm planning to attend that performance since I have another commitment on Aug 9.

    August 3

    • Carol M.

      It's good to know about Monday as I need to cancel for sat

      August 3

    • A former member
      A former member

      I was glad to see that option too. I'm scheduled for other events for both movies.

      August 3

  • Nancy

    Tickets will be given out on a first come, first served basis on the day of the show. The movie starts at 11:00, so I think it's a good idea to get there by 10:30.

    July 28

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