“Impact On” Colorado: Remembering Normandy and Forging the West

“Impact On” Colorado: Remembering Normandy and Forging the West

Remembering Normandy and Forging the West The Directors from each film will be in-person for after-film Q&A!   Director: Remembering Normandy – Bill Hochman Director: Forging the West – James Havey Country: USA Run Time: 73 mins When: Sunday, Sept 17 at 10am Where: Sloans Lake Alamo Drafthouse Purchase Tickets Now Synopsis: Remembering Normandy This film tells the story of the sinking of my ship in the Normandy invasion in the Second World War, and how, thirty three years later, I met Colin McMilan, the commander of the British ship that plucked me from the frigid waters of the English Channel and saved my life. About the Director: From war zones to the Mountain West, Colorado College Professor Emeritus of History William “Bill” Hochman has lived an incredibly full, fruitful, and generous life. His classes, specifically the legendary Freedom and Authority class, helped form the backbone of CC’s liberal arts education as the college grew and developed over the latter half of the last century. A junior officer in the United States Navy during WWII, Hochman served in the North African campaign, as well as in the invasions of Sicily, Italy, and Normandy. When his ship was torpedoed and sunk off the Normandy coast, Hochman was rescued by the British destroyer HMS Beagle. Following his experiences in the war, he has devoted much of his life toward the cause of peace.   Synopsis: Forging the West Forging the West brings the epic story of an essential western industry to life for audiences throughout the state and region. From the impacts of company policies on immigrant workers and their families to the rails, nails, pipe and politics that expedited settlement...