NORTH MANCHESTER — Manchester University’s Peace Studies Institute will host a film screening of “Johnny Got His Gun” on the North Manchester campus.
The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in Cordier Auditorium, followed by a panel that will reflect upon the historical significance of the film and answer questions.
“Johnny Got His Gun” provides a window inside the mind of Joe Bonham in the 1970s. The film is based on a novel of the same name by Dalton Trumbo. The antiwar book was inspired by a real case from World War I, said a news release from Manchester University.
The film contains graphic violence and some nudity.
Panelists will include students Hannah Lawing and Chris Francois; Dr. Pat Ashton, a sociology lecturer; and moderator Caraline Feairheller, peace studies coordinator.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
The Nov. 21 program is part of the Value, Ideas, and Arts series, which offers cultural, intercultural, and artistic enrichment to MU students, said the news release.
Established in 1948, the Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution at Manchester University pioneered as the first undergraduate Peace Studies program in the world.