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Movies@MNH:”The Monuments Men”

Event Details

November 2, 2014 3:00 PM
Location: University of Iowa Museum of Natural History
17 N. Clinton St.
Iowa City, Iowa
Contact Name: Sarah Horgen
Email: uimnh@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-0606
Website: http://uiowa.edu/mnh

Event Description

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians (George Clooney’s character is based on University of Iowa own alum, Conservator George Stout.), all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?
[LENGTH: 118 minutes; PG13]