At first, World War I wasn't much more than colourful parades and rousing songs for the citizens of sleepy Harrison, Texax. But then the influenza epidemic struck. And by the time the boys came back, broken inbody and spirit, life had changed forever. Mathew Broderick and Hallie Foote star in this unusually insightful, uniquely moving drama. Supported by an appeling and talented cast, they bring two perspectives, youth and age, to enlighten the full scope of the tragedy of 1918. Written by two time Academy Award winner. Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird. Tender Mercies") and filmed on location in Texas, 1918 brings to screen the hope and despair of another era in a way that is profound and convicing today.