Hollywood and the Vietnam War: Echoes of the War in American Film
As the Vietnam War escalated in the 1960s, Hollywood was struggling financially and the longtime studio system was collapsing. Into the vacuum stepped a cadre of young filmmakers concerned and affected by the unpopular war. Against a backdrop of political and cultural unrest, a new Hollywood emerged.
Filmmaker, screenwriter, and University of Missouri-Kansas City associate professor Mitch Brian explores the industry’s rebirth, using clips from some of the greatest films of the Vietnam era.
(NOTE: This event replaces the scheduled November 2 presentation by Kevin Willmott, Hollywood and the Vietnam War: Films of Protest and Glory, which has been canceled.)
This event is a featured program of the fall 2017 Big Read KC. For more related programs at the Kansas City Public Library, visit kclibrary.org/bigread2017.
Find more regional events, activities, and resources at bigreadkc.org.
The NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.