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Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day

2019, Charlotte Juergens, USA, 91 min.

Show Times

  • Sun, Jan 12th 4:45pm
  • Wed, Jan 15th 7:45pm

A commemorative pilgrimage to Omaha Beach for the 70th anniversary by a group of D-Day veterans is seen from a new perspective through the eyes of the 20-year-old filmmaker. A project begun as a tribute to the great-grandfather she never knew becomes for millennial director Juergens a reconstruction of a wrenching history through the stories and still-fresh haunted memories of the aged survivors she accompanies on an emotional encounter with the past. As the men come to rely on and bond with her as a surrogate granddaughter, the journey extends from Cornwall, England, where troops trained for the invasion, to joyful and tear-filled welcomes in the villages and towns they liberated throughout Normandy. In English and French with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)

Director Charlotte Juergens is scheduled to appear for audience discussion on Sunday.

With promotional support from Honor Flight Chicago and ChicagoVets.

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