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Films & Schedules - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MENDING THE LINE (w/ MIND ZONE)

Tue, Nov 11, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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MENDING THE LINE (w/ MIND ZONE)

DIRECTOR: JOHN WALLER - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

VETERANS DAY SCREENING—(DOC) Tough as nails, gentle as a poet, and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore has always loved to fly fish. In 1944, he landed with 150,000 other troops on the beaches of Normandy, France for the D-Day invasion. Despite the war around him, he couldn’t help but notice the fishing potential of the rivers he and his fellow troops crossed as they made their way into France. Seventy years later, reflecting on his life, Moore is compelled to return to Normandy, this time armed not with a gun but with fly rod and reel. Waller’s inspirational...

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IN COUNTRY

Tue, Nov 11, 2014
at 8:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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IN COUNTRY

DIRECTOR: MIKE ATTIE AND MEGHAN O’HARA - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE, WA)

VETERANS DAY SCREENING—(DOC) Weaving together vérité footage of men recreating the Vietnam War in the woods of Oregon with archival footage and observations of them going about their daily lives, IN COUNTRY blurs the boundaries between reality and fantasy, past and present, to tell a story about men—many combat veterans of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan haunted by their own experiences on the frontline. “Then there’s the final jaw dropping casting of one platoon member: a Vietnamese guy who actually fought for the losing South Vietnamese Army. Why on Earth would he want to relive those experiences? The filmmakers ask him,...

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