Don’t miss this fascinating look at how the films of WWII informed and inspired the nation!
From the newsreels of yesteryear to the epic movies and documentaries of today and everything in between, the medium of film has played a powerful role in shaping America’s World War II memories. The Museum’s Second International Conference on World War II, held April 10-12, 2008, in New Orleans, LA will examine the complicated relationship between movies, documentaries and newsreels and the portrayal of history. All sessions will be held at the Marriott Convention Center, just a few blocks away from the Museum.
Presenters and panelists include Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson, renowned historians Donald L. Miller, Gerhard L. Weinberg, Antony Beevor, and Hugh Ambrose, who is currently working on The Pacific, HBO’s sequel to its Emmy-winning miniseries Band of Brothers. USMC combat photographer, SSgt. Norman “Norm” Hatch will screen original footage of live combat film from the brutal Battle of Tarawa. Carlos D’Este, author of Patton: A Genius for War; James McBride; author of Miracle at St. Anna, now being made into a film by Spike Lee; Benjamin Patton, grandson of General George S. Patton; James Moll, Emmy and Oscar winning Director and Producer of Price for Peace; film Producer, Catherine Wyler; Dr. Mario Barrera, Director, Producer "Latino Stories of World War II"; actor Michael Cudlitz and screenwriter John Orloff, from the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers are all scheduled to appear.
The ribbon cutting reception for the accompanying special exhibition on Hollywood and World War II and the closing Band of Brothers banquet will be held at the Museum.
For program updates and to register securely online, go here or call 877-813-3329 x 257 to request a brochure or for additional information.