Part of Calgary Cinematheque’s Library Screening Series. The series presents a screening of the film along with a short lecture/guided discussion of its cultural and artistic significance.
Learn about the impact of cinema on our shared recollections of history with our screening and short lecture on the classic 1930 anti-war film. Includes short lecture with Calgary Cinematheque president Jennifer Cecconi.
All Quiet on the Western Front is a 1930 American epic pre-Code war film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. Directed by Lewis Milestone, it stars Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. In the film a young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of the First World War.