In October and November, Humanities Texas will hold screenings of The Mark of War in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas. Following the screenings, the film's director, Ricardo Ainslie, will respond to questions from the audience.

The Mark of War is a documentary feature film that combines archival footage with deeply personal interviews from seven Vietnam veterans who discuss their lives from childhood through boot camp, combat, the culture wars at home, and, ultimately, the return to civilian life. Director Ricardo Ainslie, a psychoanalyst, says his guiding interest for the film was to create a reflective psychological portrait rather than a historical or political treatment of the Vietnam War. The result is an intimate series of interviews that creates a personal connection between the veterans sharing their stories and the audience that witnesses them. As the veterans reflect on their past and connect their experiences to those of soldiers returning from today's military conflicts, the film reveals the enduring mark of war on the human spirit.


Sunday, October 28, 2018
3:00 p.m. (doors open at 2:30 p.m.)
Austin Film Society Cinema
6259 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Free parking in AFS lot.

San Antonio

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Santikos Bijou Cinema
4522 Fredericksburg Rd.
Free parking in mall lot.


Thursday, November 15, 2018
7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Angelika Film Center
5321 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Free garage parking.

These screenings are free and open to the public and are made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities's Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War initiative.