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The GI Film Festival:
Showcasing Heroism Through Film

Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Mary Claire Kendall

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/30/2014 9:05:53 PM

As we wind down this “Military Appreciation Month” on this the 146th anniversary of the Memorial Day—first celebrated on May 30, 1868 as “Decoration Day”—most of us have no real idea of what it is like to “give the last full measure of devotion”—or even a ‘partial measure of devotion’ in the frenzy of combat, becoming maimed for life ... becoming a hero. The power of cinema to bring this reality home was demonstrated once more at the just-wrapped GI Film Festival. The event opened with Field of Lost Shoes, a Civil War drama starring Jason Isaacs (Black Hawk Down, The Patriot), Lauren Holly (Picket Fences),

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 5/31/2014 2:02:09 PM     (No. 9868534)

Having been in the military, especially in the same unit depicted in the movie, the best movie about the military experience is without question, "Black Hawk Down."

If you see it watch for the fact that the Delta Force Operators never make a mistake. They´re just that good.

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