Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action-thriller focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind's greatest achievements.
Film Website + Trailer
Directed by: George Clooney (The Ides of March '11, Good Night, and Good Luck '05, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind '02)
Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Bob Balaban, Cate Blanchett
We'll see the 4:00 PM matinee (super bargain matinee cost is $5.50) and have dinner afterwards at Saladelia Cafe, 4201 University Dr (very close to the theater).