The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. For more information on films playing in the Cinémathèque, please call 773-281-4114. To order advance tickets online, visit the TicketWeb website by clicking here.
INTO THE FIRE: AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
"Hemingway, Dos Passos, Orwell, and other famous men have related their experiences
during the Spanish Civil War. Now we hear from some considerably less-known women,
and their stories are vivid and moving" -Seattle Weekly
Spain, 1936: right-wing military officers led by General Franco (and supported by
Hitler and Mussolini) attempt to overthrow the newly elected, democratic government.
Nearly 80 American women joined volunteers from over 50 countries - the International Brigades -
to fight the "Good Fight" - to help fight the Fascists in what would become the Spanish Civil War.
In this enthralling, meticulously researched documentary, 16 of these brave and idealistic nurses,
writers and journalists share stories of courage and commitment to a just cause. Weaving archival materials with words from the likes of Dorothy Parker and Eleanor Roosevelt, "their heroism leaves Hemingway's romantic notions of this war in the dust." (High Falls Film Festival)
Directed by Julia Newman, U.S.A., 2002, 58 min.
Director/producer Julia Newman will lead a discussion, with Women's Media producers Maya Friedler
and Jamie O'Reilly, following the screening of the film.