Feature Film: Hacksaw Ridge

movie stillIn Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.

"Hacksaw Ridge is one of the best films of 2016. And the victory is all the more sweet for Gibson in that he succeeds on his own weird terms."--San Francisco Chronicle

Directed by Mel Gibson. Starring Andrew Garfield, Luke Bracey, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer. Theatrically released in 2016. 139 Minutes; Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library.

Date:
Thursday Mar 2, 2017
Time:
6:30 PM  -  8:45 PM
Contact:
Thomas Crane Library    617-376-1316   
Location:
Main Library Community Meeting Room (ground floor)

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