Legacy Lecture and Screening

An Afternoon with “Oppenheimer” Actor Will Roberts

February 17, 202412:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Gillis Theater
Center for Leadership and Ethics
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, Virginia 24450

The George C. Marshall Foundation is excited to host actor Will Roberts, who portrayed Gen. Marshall in the acclaimed film Oppenheimer, for a free screening of the film with an introduction and Q&A from Mr. Roberts on Saturday, February 17, at 12:30 p.m. at the Virginia Military Institute’s Gillis Theater.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Mr. Roberts questions about his experiences researching for his role with the Marshall Foundation, the making of the film, and his personal reflections on bringing Marshall to the big screen.

Atomic artifacts from the Marshall Foundation, including a graphite bar from the Pile-1 reactor, a scrapbook about the Trinity test kept by Manhattan Project director Gen. Leslie Groves, and a piece of trinitite will be on display. Attendees will also have the opportunity to have their picture taken with Mr. Roberts and the Academy Award for Best Picture for Patton, belonging to Marshall’s longtime aide, movie producer Frank McCarthy.

This event is free to the public and seating is first come, first served. For more information about the event, contact [email protected] or call 540.463.7103, ext. 138. No food or drinks are permitted in the theater.