Doors open at 5 p.m. with full access to the Heinz History Center’s five floors of exhibitions, including The Vietnam War: 1945-1975.
At 6:30 p.m., join a community conversation about the evening’s film, facilitated by History Center staff, local veterans, and other members of the community where we’ll talk about what the movie gets right, where it falls short, and how that impacts public understanding of the Vietnam War.
A screening of the film “We Were Soldiers” begins at 7 p.m. Originally released in 2002 and based upon the best-selling book “We Were Soldiers Once … and Young” by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and journalist Joseph L. Galloway, this compelling war drama depicts the story of the first major battle between the United States and North Vietnamese forces.
Open-Late Film Series screenings are “pay what you wish,” which means admission comes at whatever cost you’re willing and able to pay.