The Mark of War: Film Screening

Please join Humanities Texas on OCTOBER 28 at Austin Film Society for a screening of THE MARK OF WAR, followed by a Q&A session the film’s director, Ricardo Ainslie. 

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Sunday, October 28, 2018
3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.)
Austin Film Society Cinema
Free parking in AFS lot

THE MARK OF WAR is a documentary feature film that combines vintage archival footage with deeply personal interviews from seven Vietnam veterans who discuss their lives from childhood through boot camp, combat, the culture wars at home, and, ultimately, the return to civilian life. Director Ricardo Ainslie, a psychoanalyst, says his guiding interest for the film was to create a reflective psychological portrait rather than a historical or political treatment of the Vietnam War. The result is an intimate series of interviews that creates a personal connection between the veterans sharing their stories and the audience that witnesses them. As the veterans reflect on their past and connect their experiences to those of soldiers returning from today's military conflicts, the film reveals the enduring mark of war on the human spirit.


This screening is sponsored by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and is made possible with funding from NEH’s "Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War" initiative.

Sunday, October 28, 2018 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Austin Film Society Cinema 6406 N IH-35 Suite 3100 Austin, Texas 78752

Event Type

Arts & Humanities

Target Audience

Students, General Public



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