Earlier this year, the George Lucas-produced Red Tails
tried (and failed) to tell the inspiring story of the Tuskegee Airmen
by resurrecting the corny, flag-waving 1940s war picture—the exact kind
of movie Robert Aldrich’s The Dirty Dozen blew to bits 45
years ago. Up until then, the popular cinematic image of American
soldiers in World War II was almost universally that of well-scrubbed,
upstanding young men fighting the good fight. The soldiers in Aldrich’s
film are also fighting the good fight, they just happen to be convicted
murderers, psychotics, sexual predators and Charles Bronson, the idea
being, well, at least they’re not Nazis. What better blaze of glory to
send this year’s Beer and Movie fest out with than that of the Inglourious Basterds of the late ’60s?
- Showing at: Laurelhurst, presented by Beer and Movie fest.
- Best paired with: Mt. Hood Oatmeal Stout.
- Also showing: Casa de Mi Padre (Laurelhurst).