When: Wed., March 4, 4 p.m. 2015
In 1915 Western Australia two young men enlist to fight in WWI. Archy Hamilton (Mark Lee) is enthusiastic and patriotic, while Frank Dunne (Mel Gibson) has no great desire to fight in a war in which he believes Australia has no place. The two become best mates and after training in Egypt, they land at Gallipoli, Turkey, just as the allied assaults of August 1915 are about to begin. The film has become the most influential representation of the nationalist Anzac myth, combining innocence and sacrifice, youthful high spirits and brutal, industrialized murder. (2K DCP presentation)
Director Peter Weir is scheduled to be present.