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  • PTSD in Film as old as war and film – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    19 2013 King Vidor s majestic 1925 film The Big Parade is for the time probably the most realistic view of the Great War that had ever been committed to celluloid Instead of focusing on the major decisions of war from the viewpoint of Generals and Captains this film took an inside look at the effects of war on the GIs the people who were in the trenches the ordinary American citizens who got swept up with the idea of fighting and dying for their country and a brave and glorious thing With September being Suicide Prevention month and our current on going wars it seems fitting to discuss this film The Big Parade was groundbreaking for its portrayal of the after effects of war the main character s issues and battles with depression after the loss of his leg from fighting in the trenches The film is an interesting juxtaposition the first half shows the lives of three young men making their way to France to fight It is filled with humor with light and just the hint of romance and flirtation as they find themselves attracting the attention of the French peasant girls they are introduced to The

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  • Throwback Thursday: The General – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    the serious route in war films of that era probably the lightest touch to a war film came in the form of The General a Buster Keaton classic that was released in 1927 It was Keaton s most ambitious film though at the time it was mauled by the critics and had a poor box office showing Again set in the civil war era this was a film that relied on slapstick humor and sight gags to bring light relief to a serious situation What sounds as though it might be trite and poorly handled on paper is in fact a masterpiece of cinema with Keaton s expensive gambles on stunts especially the scenes involving the namesake train of the film s title are an absolute joy to watch unfold The film s main storyline is actually based on a true story from the time of the civil war called Daring and Suffering A History of the Great Railway Adventure by Lieutenant William Pittinger and centers on a raid involving twenty four spies on a Confederate train near Georgia in the early 1860s Keaton plays a Southern Confederate engineer who is in hot pursuit of the train whilst similarly trying

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  • Exploring Wunderland with Luke Schuetzle – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Exploring Wunderland with Luke Schuetzle Home 2013 Films Exploring Wunderland with Luke Schuetzle Exploring Wunderland with Luke Schuetzle GI Film Festival 2013 Films Combat Filmmaker GIFF 2013 Historical WW2 Apr 8 2013 In Wunderland filmmaker Luke Schuetzle depicts the U S Army s 82nd Airborne division during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944 He focuses on the grim realities of war as seen through the eyes of soldiers from the Midwest Luke s inspiration for Wunderland was the timeless sacrifice of the Greatest Generation and all of the men and women who have served in our military He wants audiences to gain a sense of the realities of combat minus the politics when events unfold quickly and with deadly consequences Many present and former members of the South Dakota and Minnesota Army National Guard were used in the film During production Luke formed an impression of veterans He said that they have some of the best attitudes I have ever known They really don t let too many things shake them Besides filmmaking Luke runs a website www mantheline com where he indulges his passion for authentic

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  • Reliving “12:15 Sunday” with Taylor Jenkins – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Reliving 12 15 Sunday with Taylor Jenkins Home Combat Reliving 12 15 Sunday with Taylor Jenkins Reliving 12 15 Sunday with Taylor Jenkins GI Film Festival Combat Drama GIFF 2013 Historical WW2 Mar 29 2013 With his plane on fire and seconds away from crashing navigator John Jenkins had little choice but to bail out over Nazi Germany Disoriented cold and without food and water he faced great odds getting back to the American lines Filmmaker Taylor Jenkins captures this riveting ordeal in his film 12 15 Sunday Taylor was inspired to listen to WWII veterans tell the stories they had kept to themselves for so long He said I feel honored to just help one of those stories come to the screen to share with others This is a special time for us to honor this generation s stories of service to our country Asked what he wants audiences to take away from the film he replied I would like them to simply take away John s story He was gracious enough to share a time in his memory that proved difficult to share and relive In addition to filmmaking Taylor enjoys

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  • Drama – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Host a GIFF Event Drama Home Drama Making Honorable Journey with Stephen Menick GI Film Festival Doc Drama Family Drama Featured GIFF 2013 GIFF News Historical Inspirational News War Apr 16 2013 In Honorable Journey filmmaker Stephen Menick examines the plight of Japanese Americans who were relocated to internment camps after the attack Continue Reading A Closer Look at Towing with Wenhwa Ts ao GI Film Festival 2013 Films Drama

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  • Now Playing: The Wereth Eleven – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Now Playing The Wereth Eleven Home 2013 Films Now Playing The Wereth Eleven Now Playing The Wereth Eleven GI Film Festival 2013 Films Featured News Oct 4 2013 While attending GIFF LA it may be difficult to navigate through the line up to pick and choose what films to view For a fan of WW2 history and lesser told stories The Wereth Eleven directed by Robert Child is a must see The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps eleven black GI s from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge Their 10 mile trek from their battery position to Wereth Belgium would be the last journey of their lives as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party What happens next is one of the most horrific war crimes perpetrated by Nazi soldiers against Allied soldiers View the trailer of this MUST SEE film here Winner of the 2011 Founder s Choice Award this film will not disappoint I am still haunted by a photo in this film It shows a care free German soldier hanging

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  • 4PM Film Block Today: Bighorn – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    4PM Film Block Today Bighorn Home 2013 Films 4PM Film Block Today Bighorn 4PM Film Block Today Bighorn GI Film Festival 2013 Films Action Filmmaker Historical Sci fi May 10 2013 Bighorn by Alfred Thomas Catalfo is a supernatural fantasy film that links two different events Custer s last stand in 1876 and the 2002 Super Bowl game Many of Custer s soldiers are played by re enactors who are veterans including one who served in the 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam In 2002 the New England Patriots won their first Super Bowl game with a 48 yard field goal made in the last seconds of the game The kicker Adam Vinatieri is the great great grandson of Felix Vinatieri Custer s bandleader Alfred said I thought it would be interesting to give the film a Twilight Zone ish flair by presenting the story in alternate parallel time periods telling Felix s story in 1876 and tying it to Adam s accomplishment in 2002 Alfred hopes to convey the idea that life is tenuous and that a path taken or not taken by a person can have an effect even generations later Working with veterans he observed that there are

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  • Action – GI Film Festival | Reel Stories! Real Heroes!
    Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event About Our Team Advisory Committee Press Best of Fest The Festival Buy Passes Schedule Sponsors Travel Hotel Venues and Locations Sponsors Give Donate Donors GIFF Merchandise Get Involved Get In Touch Subscribe Sponsor a GIFF Event Donate Corporate Items Host a GIFF Event Action Home Action 4PM Film Block Today Bighorn GI Film Festival 2013 Films Action Filmmaker Historical Sci fi May

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