Tuesday, May 2, 2006

'Two Soldiers' at Brooks

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art presents an exclusive screening of the Academy Award-winning short film Two Soldiers at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. C. Robert Holloway, production designer of the film, will be on hand to introduce Two Soldiers and to talk about his experience with this unique project following the screening.

Based on a short story by William Faulkner, Two Soldiers is a heartwarming tale of two poor Mississippi brothers, one only a kid, the other old enough to volunteer for the war effort after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. The younger brother doesn't want to let his older brother go, and he sets out on a quest to enlist in

the Army himself. With excellent cinematography and creative artistry, Two Soldiers evocatively captures

the feeling of the country during this tumultuous period in history.

Two Soldiers won an Oscar for Best Short Film (Live Action) in 2004. Because of its length (39 minutes),

the film has been primarily shown at art museums and film festivals. The Brooks screening will take place in the Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium and is free with museum admission.

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