In Stanley Kubrick's 1957 film Paths of Glory a commanding officer orders a battalion of soldiers to embark on a suicidal attack on a German stronghold. When the men refuse, the officer demands that three of the offending soldiers be chosen at random and shot for cowardice. Kubrick tackled war all throughout his career, and while films such as Dr. Strangelove and Full Metal Jacket are better known today, this World War I drama starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker and Adolphe Menjou is considered by many to be the director's best film. Paths of Glory is screened tonight 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