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3/31/2019 - "Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis" Showing and Panel Discussion

The Southbury Film Council (SFC) will bring the historical film Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis (HOTB), to its hometown movie theater, Sunday, March 31st. The special screening and panel discussion will take place at Riverview Cinemas, 690 Main Street South from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

During the 1930s, the German American Bund established Nazi training camps in communities across the United States. The 36 minute documentary chronicles the events in 1937, when the Bund purchased a large tract of land in the Kettletown section of Southbury, in order to build what it hoped would be the largest such camp. The citizens of the town, with the help of their clergy and town officials, organized a response that kept the Nazis out. Thanks to their unified efforts, Southbury became the only town in the U.S. that said no to the Nazi-aligned group.

The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with those most responsible for bringing this story to the public’s attention. It will also be accompanied by the 15 minute companion film Honoring the Brave, which goes behind the scenes of the making of HOTB and its premiere back in 2012 with Southbury residents’ reaction to the original film.

Proceeds from the screening will benefit The Southbury Historical Society. Tickets for the screening and panel discussion are $10 each. Seating is limited to the first 65 ticket buyers. To reserve your seat, please visit Riverview Cinema’s website at riverviewcinemas8.com.

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Event: Home of the Brave: When Southbury Said No to the Nazis Showing and Panel Discussion
Event Date: 3/31/2019
Event Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Admission Fee: $10
Registration Instructions: Reserve tickets at riverviewcinemas8.com
Event Organizers: Southbury Film Council | southburyfilm@gmail.com
Event Location: Riverview Cinemas, 690 Main St South, Southbury, CT 06488