World War I and America Film: Sergeant York

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room

Event Details

Film historian Doug Deuchler screens and discusses films in a six-week series, part of the library's World War I and America program this October and November. Today, see Sergeant York, a 1941 film in which Gary Cooper, a southern sharpshooter, is drafted into World War I, despite his claims of being a pacifist, and ends up becoming a war hero. 134 minutes.

All films in the series are on Wednesdays, 1:30–4:30 pm, in the Main Library Veterans Room.

  • Oct. 4: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
  • Oct. 11: Sergeant York (1941)
  • Oct. 18: Wings (1927)
  • Oct. 25: The Dawn Patrol (1938)
  • Nov. 1: Paths of Glory (1957)
  • Nov. 8: Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) (2005)

This event is part of our World War I and America program at the library this October and November. This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.


Event Type(s): Arts & Culture
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens