Wednesday March 29, 2017
Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Rachel Griffiths, Matt Nable, Ryan Corr
Lionsgate; Directed by Mel Gibson; Rated R; 139 minutes; 2016
It's the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, 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 singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.
Location: Central Library, McChesney Room
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