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History on Film: Spartacus

History on Film: Spartacus

January 19, 2011

5pm - 8 pm

Leigha Lee Browne Theatre


History on Film returns for 2011 with Stanley Kubrick's SPARTACUS!

Nothing brings history to life like seeing it on the big screen. The Department of Humanities is inviting you to come out for FREE SCREENINGS of critically acclaimed historical films, each representing a different period and theme in Canadian and American history.

Each evening will feature a short talk by a guest speaker who will set the film in its proper historical context, then invite students to participate in a free-ranging open discussion afterward. The films will be of special interest to students of Canadian and American history, but everyone is welcome and no historical expertise is needed to enjoy yourself.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is FREE and so is the popcorn!


This screening will feature:


The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. Winner of 4 Academy Awards. Starring Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Peter Ustinov, Jean Simmons and Charles Laughton.

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