Webster University Film Series Presents Hell and Back Again
December 15, 2011
What: The intensely gripping “Hell and Back Again” follows Sgt. Nathan Harris as his Marine unit launches a major assault on a Taliban stronghold in Southern Afghanistan. Cut off and surrounded, the Marines fight a ghostlike enemy and experience uncomfortable hostility from displaced villagers. The film then abruptly cuts to a parallel story: Harris’ rehabilitation in America after he is severely injured. Coping with both physical and psychological pain, Harris struggles to bridge the immense gulf between his wartime experiences and the terrifying normalcy of life at home. Harris’ two stories intertwine to communicate both the extraordinary drama of war and the equally shocking return home to an indifferent country. (Danfung Dennis, U.S., 2011, 88 min.)
When: Weekend, December 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 pm
For more information please visit the Film Series website.
Where: Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cost: $6 for the general public, $5 for Senior Citizens (60+), Webster University Alumni and students from other schools, $4 for Webster University Faculty and Staff, and FREE to Webster University Students
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council - a state agency.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.