Film Screening: Paths of Glory


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head to head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene.

This screening is part of the Nanovic Institute Film Series: The Great War on Film. Each semester, the Nanovic Institute creates a thematic film series focused on European cinema. Each screening in the series will have a 20-minute introductory presentation by a filmmaker or scholar.

Tickets are $7 general admission, $6 faculty/staff, $5 senior citizens, and $4 students. To purchase tickets, please contact the box office at 574.631.2800 or visit

A limited number of FREE tickets are available at the Nanovic Institute for Nanovic fellows and minors in the European studies program. Occasionally, a few extra tickets are available; contact the Nanovic Institute for more information.