Unfortunately, the Mai Chau Food Truck broke down on it’s way to Kenyon this afternoon. They apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you will still join the Gund Gallery this evening for a screening of the film Charlie Wilson’s War.
Debauched and venturesome Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson was known for influencing the legislation of defense spending and covert operations in the 1980s. Based on a true story, this comedy-drama focuses on Wilson’s most clandestine and historically significant effort: the support of Afghan freedom fighters’ struggle against invading Soviet forces, which, with the help of malcontent CIA operative Gust Avrakotos, led to Operation Cyclone – the United States’ program to arm and finance Afghanistan’s mujahideen. Nominated for five Golden Globe Awards in 2008, this film reveals the sordid and secret dealings that fomented the collapse of the Soviet Union and militarized radical jihadists.
Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
Thursday, March 23
Film screening: 7:00 PM
Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery
About Dinner and a Movie:
This curated series is inspired by themes central to the museum’s winter/spring exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our community. Each of these films tell compelling stories about the people and political forces that have influenced, or have been shaped by relations between the United States and the Middle East over the past several decades. Offering different cultural perspectives through uniquely creative approaches to filmmaking, these choices shed light on the multiple and complex recent histories that intertwine these two cultural and political regions of the world. Join us for a food truck dinner before each screening.
Aftermath is organized by the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida and made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harn 25th Anniversary Fund, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Joanne L. and Edward R. Block Charitable Trust, with additional support from the Harn Curator of Photography Endowment.
Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.