Saving Private Ryan
Friday, March 1, 2013 > 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 2, 2013 > 2 p.m. + 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 3, 2013 > 2 p.m.
Woodland Theater of Davies Center
Epic story of heroism and sacrifice set in France at the time of the D-Day invasion, June 4, 1944. On the beaches of Normandy, great military forces are converging for the battle that will decide the course of World War II. Nothing could have prepared the soldiers at Omaha Beach for the battle they began to wage; none of them knows if they will survive the small strip of beach ahead of them. As his eyes scan the coast, Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) believes that getting himself and his men past the beach is the greatest challenge he has faced in the war — but his most difficult task still lies ahead. Even as the Allied forces begin to get a foothold at Omaha, Miller is ordered to take his squad behind enemy lines on a mission to find and retrieve one man: Private James Ryan (Matt Damon). The youngest of four brothers, Ryan is the last survivor, the other three having all been killed in action within days of one another. As Miller’s squad pushes deeper into enemy territory, the men find themselves questioning their orders. Why is one man worth risking eight? Why is the life of this private worth more than their own?
Admission is free at the door with a Blugold Card or an International Film Society membership. Community members may buy an individual IFS membership for $4; a family membership costs $10. The annual memberships are available at the Service Center, 715-836-3727, in Davies Center’s east lobby.
United States 1998
Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence, and for language
Directed by Steven Spielberg