West Virginia University is showing the 2011 Academy Award nominated documentary “Restrepo” in conjunction with an upcoming talk.
The film’s co-directors Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington will visit West Virginia as part of the David C. Hardesty, Jr. Festival of Ideas. Junger will speak in Charleston on Monday (Feb. 21) at 7:30 p.m. at the Clay Center, and both directors will speak at the WVU Creative Arts Center on Tuesday (Feb. 22) at 7:30 p.m.
The film screenings are free and open to public. The film is approximately 90 minutes long and is recommended for mature audiences only.
The film will be playing on:
• Sunday, Feb. 20 at 4 p.m. in the Gluck Theater of the Mountainlair
• Sunday, Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. in the Walker Theater at the Clay Center of the Arts & Sciences in Charleston
Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley. The movie focuses on the 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.
• 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary
• 2010 National Board of Review – Best Directorial Debut
For more information, visit www.restrepothemovie.com .
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