Seeing Red Film Series: Red Dawn

Friday, August 6, 2021
Wende Museum Garden


Doors open at 7 p.m. PST
Introduction and movie begin at 8 p.m. PST


Red Dawn, dir. John Milius, 1984, United States, 114 min.

Depicting a United States that has been invaded by the Soviet Union and its Cuban and Nicaraguan allies, Red Dawn transports the viewer to an alternate 1980s America. Premiering in 1984, the film stars Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen and was the first film to be released in the U.S. with a PG-13 rating.

The film will be introduced by Willard Huyck, a member of the Wende Museum’s Board of Directors, and screenwriter, director, and producer of numerous films such as American Graffiti and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

This film is presented as part of the summer screening series, Seeing Red: Cold War Blockbusters of the 1980s.