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

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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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