Presented by FLICC
1946; 2 h 52 m; NR
Fred, Al and Homer are three World War II veterans facing difficulties as they re-enter civilian life. Fred (Dana Andrews) is a war hero who, unable to compete with more highly skilled workers, has to return to his low-wage soda jerk job. Bank executive Al (Fredric March) gets into trouble for offering favorable loans to veterans. After losing both hands in the war, Homer (Harold Russell) returns to his loving fiancée, but must struggle to adjust.
The 1pm screening will be captioned
Stay after the 1pm screening for a post-show panel discussion and Q&A, entitled What Challenges Vets Face Now & Then. Local veteran Jose Flores, a representative from the Veterans Independence Project, and veteran/FLICC member Frank Batavick discuss the various obstacles vets face when they return home, like PTSD, homelessness, disability, etc. The Veterans Independence Project will also share how we can support veterans in our area.