Saving Private Ryan

Drama, War Rated: R 169 min
Sunday, May 28

Free Screening Honoring Veterans

Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning film opens with one of the most evocative dramatizations of D-Day, the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy. As the 2nd Ranger Battalion under Captain Miller (Tom Hanks) fights ashore, two brothers are killed in action; a third brother is KIA in New Guinea. Their mother, Mrs. Ryan, is to receive all three telegrams in a single day. United States Army Chief of Staff, George C. Marshall, decides to alleviate some of her grief when he sends Cpt. Miller and eight of his men to find a fourth brother, Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), and bring him back home to his mother. Spielberg’s unflinchingly realistic war film virtually redefined the genre when it was released.

“An old-fashioned war picture to rule them all – gripping, utterly uncynical, with viscerally convincing and audacious battle sequences.” — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
directed by
Steven Spielberg
written by
Robert Rodat
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore
English, French, German, Czech
United States