Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission.
This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene.
About Film 101:
Modeled after a college Introduction to Film Studies course, the series features lively and engaging post-film discussions with fellow film buffs, guided by a professor from a local university. Participants learn how to view a series of classic and/or contemporary films with a critical eye and engage with the screen on a deeper level.
The films are shown in our cinema and the post-film discussions take place in our galleries.
About Lecturer, Pedro Bermudez:
Pedro Bermudez is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Cinema at the University of Hartford, an award-winning filmmaker and co-founder of Revisionist, a film and music video production company whose work runs the gamut from commercials to documentaries.