B Movies and Bad History: The Great War


July 30, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm

See the best (and worst) portrayals of The Great War shown on-screen and explore the meaning behind them.  

Program Details

Join experts for an exploration of American patriotism through film clips and conversation. We'll learn about Hollywood and its portrayal of World War I through the years of the 20th century. Film scholar and author Donna Kornhaber will join us for clips and conversation. This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition WWI America on view at the Bullock Museum.  

Prior to the program from 6:00pm to 7:00pm enjoy a reception and self-guided tours of the exhibit WWI America


About the Presenters

Donna Kornhaber is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches film. She is also an affiliated faculty member with the Department of American Studies. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Cinema Journal, Film History, and Camera Obscura, among numerous other journals and edited collections. She is the author of Charlie Chaplin, Director (2014). Her next book, Wes Anderson, is forthcoming in fall 2017 as part of the Contemporary Film Directors series from the University of Illinois Press. Dr. Kornhaber was recently named a 2016 Academy Film Scholar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her project Women’s Work: The Female Screenwriter and the Development of Early American Film.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.