This event is the first of four film screenings hosted each Wednesday throughout February 2023 as part of the Notre Dame Forum on "War and Peace."
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
With Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
Rated R, 131 minutes, DCP
In English and Arabic with English subtitles.
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Belonging to a set of films made with not much distance from the historical event featured, The Hurt Locker is set in 2004 and debuted in 2008 while the Iraq War carried on. That fusion of the past and present gave an immediacy to a film aiming to bring the high tension of the Iraq War to its (largely American) audience.
With its storyline following a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit, The Hurt Locker won various prizes, including Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, a first for a woman (Kathryn Bigelow), whose past storylines that examine masculinities transferred neatly to this subject material.
A panel discussion will follow the screening.
- David Cortright, Professor Emeritus of the Practice, Keough School
- Emily Smith, Graduate Student, History
- Moderator: James Collins, Professor of Film, Television, and Theatre