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IWP Movie Night – The Patriot

Fri, Feb 11, 2011, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Please join us on Friday, February 11 as Prof. John Tierney hosts the next film in our Movie Night series, The Patriot. The evening begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by the film at 7:00 p.m.

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It is 1776 in South Carolina, and widower and legendary war hero Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) finds himself thrust into the midst of the American Revolutionary War as he helplessly watches his family torn apart by the savage forces of the British redcoats. Unable to remain silent, he recruits a band of reluctant volunteers, including his idealistic son, Gabriel (Heath Ledger), to take up arms against the British. Fighting to protect his family’s freedom and his country’s independence, Martin discovers the pain of betrayal and the redemption of revenge. To view the movie trailer, click here.

Prof. Tierney, IWP’s Kohler Professor of International Relations and Faculty Chairman, will lead a Q&A session following the movie, as well as a discussion of guerrilla warfare in American military history.

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