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Clutier's "Hometown" one of five films at 1942 Film Festival

November 17, 2017
Dysart Reporter

After last week's presentation of The Fighting Sullivans, the Wieting Theatre will be showing four additional "1942 films" on Sunday afternoons. Clutier's Hometown is one of the first five films selected for the 1942 Film Festival. The other four are The Fighting Sullivans, In the Shadow of Memory, Casablanca, and Windtalkers. See the website of the Wieting Theatre ( for details. Viewers will find out what 1942 event put Clutier "on the map."

On Nov. 19, "In the Shadow of Memory" is a movie about the Nazi destruction of Lidice, Czechoslovakia (June 10, 1942). This atrocity was in retribution for the assassination of German Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich in Prague by the Czechoslovak resistance.

On November 26, the classic "Casablanca" will be shown on the big screen on the actual 75th anniversary of its premier in 1942.

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Pictured here is Mrs. Frantisek Kubik, who is reunited with her daughter after the war in Europe. She had spent almost 3 years in the Ravensbruck concentration camp. Hitler ordered her village of Lidice to be wiped “off the map.” Another daughter born after the war made “In the Shadow of Memory.” (see

On Dec. 3, "Windtalkers" is scheduled. It is a movie that features Navajo code talkers fighting in the Pacific during World War II.

And, on Dec. 10, "Hometown" which was filmed in Clutier during 2011 will reveal what 1942 event put Clutier "on the map."

All movies are free and open to the public. Free will donations will be accepted.

A discussion period will follow each screening to further one's appreciation of the movie presented.

You are invited to support this community effort to enjoy classic cinema.



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