Movie Night at St. Paul’s presents “Path of Glory”, a 1957 American anti-war film directed by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. This superb anti-war film examines the injustices within an army rather than the conflict between armies.
The film is set during World War I when commanding officer General Broulard (played by Adolphe Menjou) orders his subordinate, General Mireau (played by George Macready) to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive.
Lured by this incentive, General Mireau of the World War I French army accepts this mission though he knows this is an impossible task. He commands Colonel Dax (played by Kirk Douglas), who is in charge of a large group of men at the front. The impossible mission as expected was a failure.
General Mireau then demands the court-martial of three random soldiers (Privates Arnaud and Ferol, and Corporal Paris) for cowardice. Colonel Dax defends them, but the verdict was already laid out; the men are found guilty and executed by firing squad. An investigation is to be made into General Mireau’s actions, and Dax criticizes the generals on their immoral actions.
Venue: St. Paul’s Anglican Church
Time: Movie starts at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
FREE Popcorn and drinks, but please bring your own resealable cup and straw.
Admission is FREE, but donations are gladly accepted to help us cover costs.