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Movies in the Morning: A Farewell to Arms

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | 10 am–noon Farewell to Arms poster

  • Admission: $10

Join us as the Friday Center hosts a morning movie screening of the 1932 original film version of A Farewell to Arms followed by a discussion led by noted film professor, Kimball King.

This Academy Award-winning film starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes follows the love affair between an American ambulance driver and an English nurse in Italy during World War I.

The post-film discussion will explore the story of war, loss, and romance; the difficulties of putting a novel on film—photographic artistry versus textual integrity; and the truth behind an author’s musings on a tragic event.

Kimball King is professor emeritus of English and adjunct professor of dramatic art at UNC-Chapel Hill. He began and co-lectured one of the first film criticism courses in the United States in 1965. His books and articles have focused on American, British, and Irish dramatic art. Professor King was the recipient of the 2011 Friday Center Excellence in Teaching Award.

Advance registration is strongly recommended as seats are limited. Credit cards will NOT be accepted onsite.

Watch the trailer for A Farewell to Arms:


Admission to attend is $10. Payment must accompany registration. Make checks payable to the Friday Center. Register with Course #3224.

There are four ways to register:


Mail: Print out the registration form and mail it to

Movies in the Morning
Campus Box 1020, The Friday Center
UNC-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC 27599-1020

Fax: Print out the registration form and fax it to 919-962-5549.

Phone: Call 800-845-8640 or 919-962-2643.

If you have special needs to accommodate a motor or sensory impairment, please indicate your needs on the registration form.

UNC-Chapel Hill uses an alternative to the Social Security number called the Personal ID (PID) to aid in keeping records for students and participants. If you do not have a PID, you will be required to enter your birthdate and gender so that we can assign you a PID. We appreciate your cooperation.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Cancellation and Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by March 24, 2015 for a full refund. Substitutions are welcome. No refunds will be made after this date.


Movie screenings are held at the Friday Center, which offers ample free parking. The Friday Center is located approximately three miles east of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, just off Highway 54 East (Raleigh Road). The Center is a short distance from Interstate 40 (from Raleigh, I-40 exit 273A; from Greensboro, I-40 exit 273). See Map and Directions to the Friday Center.


For information, contact:

Jill Conrad (, Program Facilitator
Professional Development and Enrichment Programs
The Friday Center
800-845-8640 or 919-962-2643