People For the American Way’s 1st Amendment Films presents a special screening of:
An exploration of the firsthand accounts of American troops through their own words
Based on the idea that some of our greatest writers have emerged from wartime, the National Endowment for the Arts set out to find the next Hemingway, Whitman or Tolstoy by gathering the writing of soldiers and their families who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Through interviews and dramatic readings by such actors including Robert Duvall, Josh Lucas, Beau Bridges, Blair Underwood, Justin Kirk, Aaron Eckhart, Chris Gorham and John Krasinski, OPERATION HOMECOMING transforms selections from this collection of writing into a deep examination of the experiences of the men and women who are serving in America's armed forces.
When: Thursday, April 19
Wine Reception: 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Film Screening: 7:00pm– 8:20pm
Q&A with Filmmaker: 8:20pm – 8:50pm
Where: Clarity Theater
100 North Crescent Drive, Lobby Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(@ Wilshire Blvd.)
Free parking available in building.
Admission: $5 per person
RSVP and buy your tickets now at http://www.pfaw.org/go/OperationHomecoming. Please call Valerie Israel with any questions, at (310) 385-4193.
"A film all Americans should see… This is your chance to support the troops by listening to their experiences so you can learn about this war from the people who have been there."
-Jon Powers, Huffington Post
“Portrays combat as such a heightened sensory experience that it demands to be written about, and they suggest that war can turn ordinary men into latter-day Hemingways.”
-Stephen Holden, New York Times
“Poetic, comic and chilling.”
-Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Christopher Koelle/Portland Studios – Printed in The New York Times 2/9/07
And join us for a very special Q&A following the film with OPERATION HOMECOMING director RICHARD ROBBINS.
Richard E. Robbins is an award-winning producer and director who has been making documentaries for PBS, cable, and network television for more than a decade. The programs have ranged from a multitude of topics including 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Los Angeles gangs, presidential elections, and the nuclear standoff in Kashmir in 2000.
RSVP and buy your tickets now at http://www.pfaw.org/go/OperationHomecoming.
See you there!