Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, Saving Private Ryan (1998), is widely considered one of the best war movies of all-time.


Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) takes his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Surrounded by the brutal realties of war, while searching for Ryan, each man embarks upon a personal journey and discovers their own strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Saving Private Ryan offers an unflinching analysis of war through its raw and visceral portrayal of the experiences of soldiers during the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the mission to save one man. The film’s central theme centers on the value of a single human life amidst the chaotic brutality of warfare, forcing the audience to reckon with both the moral implications and tangible loss suffered in armed conflict. War is depicted as a harrowing and complex set of individual human experiences, brought home further by the superb performances of Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and the supporting ensemble cast. Spielberg’s masterful direction and the innovative cinematography techniques employed in the film resulted in a landmark contribution to the war movie genre and a testament to the courage and sacrifice of those who fought in World War II.

The run time is 2 Hours 49 Minutes.

What:          Saving Private Ryan (1998 film) screening

When:         Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Where:        Milford Independent Cinema (945 E. Summit St, Milford, MI)

Time:          7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cost:           $6.00

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