If you want to be a Civil War reenactor, the equipment list is long but mostly attainable -- there are companies that cater the historic enthusiast's particular needs. But World War II recreationists show up to their events with working jeeps, half-tracks and even tanks -- good luck with that. WW II reenactment originated in the mid-'70s in Weldon Spring, of all places. Filmmaker Chris Grega examines the origin of the hobby in his documentary Weldonkrieg
, and also chronicles the 2014 gathering that commemorated the original Weldon Spring gathering. Weldonkrieg
screens at 4 p.m. at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or www.cinemastlouis.org
) as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Tickets are $12.
Sun., July 19, 4 p.m., 2015