When: Tue., Dec. 8, 7 p.m. 2015
Few works of literature measure up to Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front in depicting the brutality and psychological trauma of battle. The 1929 novel is about a group of German schoolmates who enlist to fight World War I, spurred on mainly by propaganda, only to be destroyed mentally and spiritually by the horrors of war. Lewis Milestone's film adaptation won two Academy Awards, and it remains a classic of the genre. All Quiet on the Western Front is screened at 7 p.m. at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-935-4523 or www.kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu) as part of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum's War on Film series. Admission is free.
Price: free admission