Penn Bioethics Film Festival: M*A*S*H

Robert Altman, USA, 1970, 116 mins.

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The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy of the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine will host the fourth annual Penn Bioethics Film Festival: Hospitals, March 26-28.

The screening of M*A*S*H will begin at 6 pm, and will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 pm. In addition to the screening there will be a panel discussion of the film with Penn faculty Anna Wexler, Herman Beavers, and Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen Xenakis.

This year's other films are The Hospital on March 27, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest on March 28.

This irreverent black comedy follows the exploits of a host of offbeat characters at a medical unit during the Korean war, including surgeons Hawkeye Pierce and Trapper John McIntyre, who create havoc with their martini parties and practical jokes while the war rages around them. The film spawned a successful television series and won an Oscar for best screenplay.