Encircle films Presents

Documentaries to Inform and Inspire Action

Welcome to Encircle Films Season 10

Showing in May

Theaters Of War: How the Pentagon And CIA Took Hollywood

May 17, 2023 6:30PM

Theaters Of War: How The Pentagon And CIA Took Hollywood

If you’ve seen Top Gun or Transformers, you may have wondered: Does all of that military machinery on screen come with strings attached? Does the military actually get a crack at the script? Theaters of War digs deep into a vast new trove of recently released internal government documents to bring the answers to these questions into sharp focus.

Traveling across America, filmmaker and media scholar Roger Stahl engages an array of other researchers, bewildered veterans, PR insiders, and industry producers willing to talk. In unsettling and riveting detail, he discovers how the military and CIA have pushed official narratives while systematically scrubbing scripts of war crimes, corruption, racism, sexual assault, coups, assassinations, and torture.

From The Longest Day to Lone Survivor, Iron Man to Iron Chef, and James Bond to Jack Ryan, Theaters of War uncovers an alternative “cinematic universe” that stands as one of the great Pentagon PR coups of our time. As these activities gain new public scrutiny, new questions arise: How have they managed to fly under the radar for so long? And where do we go from here?

88 minutes

Audience Q&A following the film with Norman Solomon!

Discussion Panel

Audience Q&A Panelists

Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, author and activist. His latest book, “War Made Invisible: How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine,” will be published by The New Press in June 2023. In a starred review, Kirkus Reviews called the book “a powerful, necessary indictment of efforts to disguise the human toll of American foreign policy.”

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How America Hides the Human Toll of Its Military Machine

The new book by Norman Solomon, being published in June 2023

“War Made Invisible will provide the fresh and profound clarity that our country desperately needs.”
—Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers whistleblower and author of The Doomsday Machine

“Cutting through this manufactured ‘fog of war,’ Norman Solomon eloquently casts sunlight, the best disinfectant, on the propaganda that fuels perpetual war. War Made Invisible is essential reading in these increasingly perilous times.”
—Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!

“With an immense and rare humanity, Solomon insists that we awaken from the slumber of denial and distraction and confront the carnage of the U.S.’s never-ending military onslaughts. A staggeringly important intervention.”
—Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine

For more information about War Made Invisible and to order the book, visit:

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Encircle Films Series

We are excited to be engaging audiences at the Broadway Metro for our 10th season, bringing you documentaries to inform and inspire action!

All seating is reserved, and advanced tickets are recommended. The Metro will be preserving buffer seats for another couple of months as well.

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888 Willamette Street

Eugene, OR
(541) 686-2458

$10.00 ADULTS
$7.00 SENIORS (62+)


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The mission of Encircle Films is to create awareness of important social issues by showing impactful documentaries, inviting guest speakers to facilitate audience discussions, and inspiring citizens to get involved. Now in our ninth season, we are a group of community-minded individuals dedicated to exploring issues that affect us on a global and local level. Our goal is to give voice to our spirit of concern for community, country, and planet. 

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