Brookfield has been selected as one of only a few cities nationwide to host a special screening of the movie Doughboy. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk to Administrator of the John J. Pershing State Historic Site Denzil Heaney:
Heaney says the film is about a 16-year-old boy who falls into trouble after moving from New York City to a small town in Wisconsin. “He lashes out and actually eggs the doughboy statue in the community park,” said Heaney,” He ends up getting community service at a veterans’ home. It’s at that time he begins to realize the price of freedom that we all enjoy. He meets a lot of veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and all the way through the current Middle East conflict.”
According to Heany, this is a pivotal time for the character of the film. “It’s coming to that realization and asking a lot of questions that young people ask today,” said Heaney,” He says he never asked anyone to go and fight or die for him, but that apathy gets torn away during the film and he begins to realize exactly why we have these freedoms. It’s because of veterans and veteran sacrifice.”
The screenwriter will be in attendance for the screening and will hold a question and answer session after the film. The movie will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 at Reeltime Cinema. Admission is free, but seating will be limited.