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Weldonkrieg

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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

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