Sunday Matinee at Thomas Library to Screen The Monuments Men

By: Westchester Public Library Last Updated: May 27, 2014

westchester-photo-montageSunday Matinee will take place at the Library Service Center, 100 W. Indiana Avenue, Chesterton, at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 1, with a showing of The Monuments Men. Westchester Public Library films are free of charge and open to the public.

Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men is an action drama focusing 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 men – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed?

But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

The Monuments Men is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 110 minutes.

For more information, call the Audio-Visual Department at 926-7696.