37 Days: The Road to World War I [Free Film]

This three-part political thriller follows 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.  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.

162 minutes. Not Rated. Film starts at 6:30 PM.

After the film we will walk to a local establishment for drinks and conversation.

Even though the film admission is free, please bring $1 to help with the annual Meetup.com dues.

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  • Joanne

    Sorry I missed it.

    August 5

  • DianeG

    I am really sorry I had to cancel late due to work commitments but I am hoping to get my hands on the series from a friend to watch it on my own. Kudos to you Scott for organizing such educational and enlightening outings. To all those who caught or missed our outing a year or two ago to "Our Nixon", it is being aired on CNN on Friday night at 9 PM. Of course, it is more impactful on the big screen but it is a very meaningful and important film in any viewing context in my opinion.

    August 5

  • Scott

    A fast-moving journey through the behind-the-scenes events that led up to WWI. Great acting and a good history lesson for those of us who didn't quite get it in high school.

    August 4

  • R. D.

    I'm so disappointed. I just got out of work and won't get to the theatre in time. Maybe next time. I'd love to hear about the film

    August 4

  • Gabriela

    I have an unexpected long day at work. I am sorry I'll miss it.

    August 4

  • DianeG

    I may be a little late getting there.

    August 3

  • R. D.

    This looks very interesting.

    July 31

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