The Port Moody Heritage Society is proud to be hosting our next two events in November.
Sunday November 8 Movie Matinee- All Quiet on the Western Front
Please join us at the Port Moody Station Museum on Sunday November 8, 2:00pm for our Movie Feature- All Quiet on the Western Front. There is limited seating available, please reserve your seat by calling 604-939-1648 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filmed in Hollywood, All Quiet on the Western Front was released in 1930 and adapted from a novel by German author Erich Maria Remarque. The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of the First World War by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of Paul and his fellow comrades and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals. As the boys witness death and mutilation all around them, any preconceptions about “the enemy” and the “rights and wrongs” of the conflict disappear, leaving them angry and bewildered. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life while trapped in a shell crater with the body. The film is not about heroism but about drudgery and futility and the gulf between the concept of war and the actuality.
Nominated for 4 Oscars and won 2 at the 1930 Academy Awards – Outstanding Picture and Best Director
Candle Light Vigil
On Tuesday, November 10th we will be having a candle light vigil starting at 8pm at the Port Moody Station Museum. We invite you to join us to commemorate those who have lost their lives fighting for us. Candles will be given out. Please RSVP by November 5th for this event by calling 604 939-1648 or email email@example.com.