Film showing: The Great Escape (1963)

The Case Western Reserve University Film Society invites members of the community to a screening of the classic WWII POW film, The Great Escape. This film, based on a true story, will be shown Saturday, March 6, at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in Strosacker Auditorium.

Individuals can come see both of this weekend’s escape-themed weekend for $6 total. Friday’s film is Chicken Run (2000).

The film screenings are open only to active CWRU ID holders. Register on CampusGroups to attend.

Synopsis

Hundreds of Allied escape artist prisoners of war are put in an “escape-proof” German camp, designed to keep all the “rotten eggs in one basket.” Their leader decides to try to take out several hundred all at once and, in doing so, divert Nazi forces from the rest of the war. Intrigue, danger, suspense and a touch of comedy blend in this epic portrayal of the planning, tunneling, and escape attempts that really did play a part in the Allied victory.