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June 17, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
2 hr 50 min, Rated R (for realistic war violence and language)
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
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"The Thin Red Line" - World War II film series

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Due to technical difficulties last week, "The Thin Red Line" has been rescheduled for Father's Day, Sunday, June 17. This 1998 epic war film, based on the James Jones novel of 1962, tells a fictionalized version of a battle in the Guadalcanal campaign; the exhausting fight for a strategically-positioned airfield in the Solomon Islands in 1942-43 in an attempt to seize the island from the Japanese. For the author, who served at Guadalcanal, the "thin red line" stood for the infantry, but it was also the line that separated the sane from the mad. Several big stars had roles in this film, including John Travolta, George Clooney, Sean Penn, John Cusack, Adrien Brody, James Caviezel, Woody Harrelson and Nick Nolte. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards.