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British WWI film is final fall program for museum special exhibit

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NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The last of the fall programs at Kauffman Museum tied to the current special exhibit, “Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War,” will be Nov. 16.

There will be a screening of Behind the Lines, the screen adaptation of Pat Barker’s 1991 novel Regeneration, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the museum auditorium.

Brad Born, professor of English at Bethel College, will lead a discussion following the film. The program is free and open to the public.

Behind the Lines is a 1997 British film directed by Gillies MacKinnon and starring Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby and Jonny Lee Miller.

The film follows the stories of a number of officers of the British Army during World War I, brought together in Craiglockhart War Hospital, where they are treated for various trauma.

“Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War” will be at Kauffman Museum through Jan. 21, 2018.

The exhibit and its associated programs are supported in part by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization that connects communities with history, traditions and ideas to strengthen civic life.

The museum is located on the Bethel campus at the corner of Main and 27th streets in North Newton.

Regular Kauffman Museum hours are 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission to the special exhibit and the permanent exhibits – “Of Land and People” and “Mennonite Immigrant Furniture” (“Mirror of the Martyrs” is currently traveling) – is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6-16 and free for Kauffman Museum members and children under 6.

To learn more about exhibits, programs or museum membership, call during 316-283-1612 during open hours, or visit the Kauffman Museum website,, or Facebook page.

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