It won seven Oscars in 1958 and is considered one of the classic movies about WWII in the Pacific theater. Nebraska Film Historian Bruce Crawford is again bringing a classic to the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha for all Nebraskans to enjoy. He says “Bridge on the River Kwai” will be shown on November 4th at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.
Crawford organizes several films each year and brings either someone who starred, directed or a family member of one of the actors. Virginia Holden Gaines, the daughter of the late William Holden will appear and speak to the audience prior to the showing.
The “Bridge on the River Kwai” event is November 4th at the Joslyn (JOZZ-A-linn) Art Museum. Proceeds will benefit the Nebraska Kidney Association. Tickets are 20-dollars and on sale at all Omaha Hy-Vee stores.
Past benefit showing have included “Young Frankenstein” star Cloris Leachman, “Singing In the Rain” star Debbie Reynolds, “Jaws” actor and screenwriter Carl Gottlieb and “It’s A Wonderful Life” actress Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu).