Carnegie Mellon University

Movie Series: Hollywood Hits the Battlefield

Join the Institute for Politics and Strategy and the Department of English for movie screenings, discussions, and popcorn. Each film will focus on important moments in American military history.


Fall 2022 Films

Lone Survivor (2013)

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Posner Hall 340, Grand Room

lone survivor

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch. 

Glory (1989)

Tuesday, October 25, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Posner Hall 392


Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes. 

The Big Red One (1980)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
4:00 - 6:00 PM
Posner Hall 340, Grand Room

Big Red One

A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe. Starring Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine.