SUNY Jefferson

Platoon Movie Screening & Panel Discussion to be held November 7

Published: October 24, 2019

Jefferson Community College (JCC) will screen the movie Platoon on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Sturtz Theater followed by a panel discussion. Panelists include veterans of the Vietnam War. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Platoon, released in 1986 and directed by Oliver Stone, is a four time Academy Award winning movie starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, and Willem Dafoe. The movie takes an emotional look at a platoon of American soldiers serving during the Vietnam War and a brutal glimpse of one soldier’s naivety of his views of the war. The movie addresses the physical experiences and mental strains, as well as coping mechanisms, of a soldier when faced with the horrors of war.

For more information, contact the JCC English Department at (315) 786-2328.

Made possible by a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant.

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Story by:

Pamela Dixon

Additional Information:

Public Relations Department, Jefferson Community College, (315) 786-2392, Email Public Relations