Free Screening of Passchendaele and visit of Trench Life: A Survival Guide ExhibitionMarch 20, 2009
Free Screening of Passchendaele and
visit of Trench Life: A Survival Guide Exhibition
Ottawa, Ontario, March 19, 2009 — The Canadian War Museum, in conjunction with 2009 Genie Week, will present a free public screening of the film Passchendaele on Saturday, March 28. Join Dr. Andrew Iarocci for a special introduction to the battle of Passchendaele and its place in the history of the First World War. Following the movie, the audience can participate in a question-and-answer session led by Dr. Iarocci, and visit the Trench Life: A Survival Guide exhibition.
Set during the First World War, Passchendaele portrays the struggle of Michael Dunne, a tormented Canadian soldier, who must return to the horrors of the battlefield in order to keep a promise to the woman he loves. The film shows the heroism of those who fought in the battle and of those who loved them.
Passchendaele has been nominated in six categories of the 2009 Genie Awards: Best Motion Picture, Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Costume Design, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Achievement in Overall Sound and Achievement in Sound Editing.
Saturday, March 28, 2009
1 p.m. (English)
Barney Danson Theatre
Tickets available at the Museum’s Box Office
(First come, first served)
More information is available at www.warmuseum.ca or by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.
Canadian War Museum
Telephone: 819 776-8608