To mark UN Peace Day on 21 September, Tipping Point Film Fund will host a screening of the newly released and highly acclaimed film by Michael Grigsby and Rebekah Tolley – We Went to War. In 1970, a young British director Michael Grigsby made one of the first films about veterans returning home from the Vietnam war - the critically acclaimed and award winning I Was a Soldier. The film focused on Dennis, David and Lamar, three young soldiers recently returned from combat, as they tried to re-adjust to life back home in the heartlands of Texas, after a year on the frontline.
We Went to War sees filmmakers Michael Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley return to the stories of those once young Americans, now aged and scarred by lives lived far too brutally, far too young and finds a shared sense of understanding with so many of those returning from the frontline today, poignantly echoed in the experiences of soldiers in the aftermath of Iraq and the war in
See film trailer here: http://www.wewenttowar.uk.com/EPK.html
The film will be followed by a post film discussion with Mike and Rebekah, hosted by Tipping Point’s Deborah Burton.
The Lexi Cinema is located at 194 Chamberlayne Road, Kensal Rise, NW10 3JU. Tickets £7. The film starts at 8.30pm. Book here: http://thelexicinema.co.uk/bookings/?event=ani745&utm_source=Tipping+Point+Film+Fund+Main+List+2010&utm_campaign=89ac76638d-We_Went_to_War9_6_2012&utm_medium=email
or call the box office 0871 704 2069 (£1 Booking Fee).