Thursday, May 24, 2018
Film: Sergeant York
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Fri, Dec 08 6:30 pm

Shown in conjunction with the exhibition World War I and American Art, Sergeant York tells the incredible true story of Tennessee war hero Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. The film follows York from his humble beginnings in the mountains of Tennessee to the front lines in France, where both his beliefs and courage were tested in battle. Preceding the film, Michael E. Birdwell will speak on the life of Sergeant York and depictions of history in film. Birdwell is a professor in history at Tennessee Tech and curator of Alvin C. York’s Papers, which are housed in Cookeville. His scholarly articles have been published in Film History, Literature/Film Quarterly, and The Columbia Companion to Film. He is the author of Celluloid Soldiers: The Warner Bros. Campaign Against Nazism.

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