Virginia Tech Civil War Studies Screening & Discussion of “Pharoah’s Army”
Venue: Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg
Organizations: Virginia Center for Civil War Studies
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Event Types: Arts & Theatre, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
The Virginia Tech Department of Civil War Studies presents a screening of "Pharaoh's Army" and will have a round-table panel discussion about the movie following the conclusion of the film on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at The Lyric Theatre.

During the American Civil War, a Union Army captain leads his rag-tag cavalry troop up a misty creek to a remote farm to appropriate enemy (Confederate) livestock. The farm is worked by Sarah Anders, whose husband is away fighting for the Confederate Army. Far from the great armies and battlefields, a very private civil war erupts. The Captain and Sarah are pulled apart by the war's undertow into choices they can not fully control or understand.

Each character in this drama must decide whether loyalty will be paid in blood. This story has a relevance to current partisan conflicts. Armies are not filled with murdering psychopaths. Good people can be driven to do bad things. The story chronicles the pathology of war, how escalating events can trigger unasked-for tragedy.

Based on a true story about a southern child who shot and killed a union soldier during the Civil War. The 1995 film is rated PG-13.

For more information on the 1995 film, visit:

Following the movie will be a talk and Q&A session with Appalachian Civil War expert Brian McKnight.

Admission is free and open to the public.

The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, housed in Virginia Tech's history department, promotes deeper understanding of all aspects of Civil War history. The center remains dedicated to bringing the best in Civil War history to as wide an audience as possible.


For questions on the event, contact Katelyn Brown at

For more information on The Lyric, visit: or or call 540-951-4771.
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