USA, 2010, 93 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Documentary, War
MUST END Sept 23
35mm Presentation - Restrepo is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, "Restrepo," named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats. The only goal is to make viewers feel as if they have just been through a 94-minute deployment. This is war, full stop. The conclusions are up to you. Directed by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger (author of "The Perfect Storm").
DIRECTOR: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
US Distributor: National Geographic Films