Saturday Movie Matinee - FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Black Rock Branch
Program Room #2

Event Details

The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six soldiers raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. 132 Minutes; Rated R Free Refreshments will be served – but feel free to bring a nonperishable food item for donation to the Black Rock Food Pantry.
Event Type(s): Film
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Presenter: John Soltis
John Soltis
(203) 576-7049