We had a great turnout for The Big Read’s kickoff event, On Two Fronts:Latinos & Vietnam, at the Knickerbocker Theater last night. Thanks to all who attended! We look forward to seeing you at future events.
For those of you who were unable to make it, here’s a brief synopsis of the film:
The memoirs of siblings Everett and Delia Alvarez are shared through their stories of being on two different sides of the Vietnam War: one, as a prisoner of war; the other, protesting at home. As other stories are introduced, the audience is engaged in the devastating effects of the war from multiple perspectives.
The movie raises questions that are still relevant today regarding the front lines of war and the cost of citizenship.
It was also really great to meet some local Vietnam veterans and hear their stories as well. Thank you for your service!
We look forward to the upcoming events in November and the opening of discussions for the book The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien. If you haven’t picked up a copy, we encourage you to purchase it and join in on our conversation!
If you missed the film and wish to see it, you can find it here.
Thanks again! We’re excited for another great year of The Big Read.