The L. Tom Perry Special Collections Motion Picture Archive Film Series at Brigham Young University will present the John Wayne classic film “Sands of Iwo Jima” as a Memorial Day tribute Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium.
Admission is free, and the public is welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seating is limited. Children age 8 and older are welcome. No food or drink is permitted in the auditorium.
“Sands of Iwo Jima” stars Wayne as Sgt. John M. Stryker, a tough leader of a young squad of Marines. Wayne’s portrayal of the sergeant earned him a Best Actor Academy Award nomination.
The 1949 film, portraying the bloody World War II battle that climaxed with the dramatic raising of the American flag on Mount Suribachi, co-stars John Agar, Forrest Tucker and Martin Milner. Also, three of the men who raised the flag during the war re-enacted the scene in the movie.
“Sands of Iwo Jima” is the final film of the 2005-2006 season, and the next season will commence in September. For more information and a complete season schedule, visit sc.lib.byu.edu.