Bowdoin will host a premiere screening of segments from the upcoming HBO miniseries The Pacific at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, 2010, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. Kary Antholis ’84, president of HBO Miniseries, and Bruce McKenna, co-executive producer, will be on hand to speak about the miniseries and introduce the segments. The Pacific, an epic 10-part miniseries based on the true stories of three World War II marines, is the work of producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman-the team behind the Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
The private screening is open to Bowdoin students, faculty, and staff, and members of the Association of Bowdoin Friends. Admission is free, but tickets are required and are available at the David Saul Smith Union information desk. (Friends members may pick up tickets at the McLellan Building.)