Kirk Douglas Tribute!

Paths of Glory


Celebrate the life and career of legendary actor Kirk Douglas at this special screening of Stanley Kubrick’s classic WWI drama, Paths of Glory!

“It is arguably the best film about the first world war, and still has a reasonable claim to being Stanley Kubrick’s best film.”– Peter Bradshaw, Guardian 

Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. An unforgettably fiery Kirk Douglas (who also served as an uncredited producer on the film) stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene. Featuring a stellar supporting cast including Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou and George Macready, Paths of Glory is a timeless tale of the madness of war. (Dir. by Stanley Kubrick, 1957, USA, 88 mins., Not Rated)