presents RESTREPO

I am so glad to announce that if you live anywhere in the Albany, NY area that you are invited to the New York State Museum’s Huxley Theater to see a special screening of the critically-acclaimed and 2010 Sundance Film Festival winning movie, RESTREPO on July 6th, 2010 starting at 6:30 PM. The movie goes hand in hand with Sebastian Junger’s latest book, WAR. Sebastian was the author of the book The Perfect Storm which of course spawned the movie of the same name.

Below is the trailer from RESTREPO just to give you an idea of what the movie is like and about. If you have served in Afghanistan, had family or friends serve there or care about our forces in Afghanistan then I think this will be a movie for you to see. I invite all website owners and fellow milbloggers to help me spread the word about this showing to help get the word out. has been working hard with National Geographic films, the New York State National Guard, and the New York State Museum to make this possible. We are not only presenting this film to all whom would like to see it before it hits theaters, but after the showing, Award-Winning Photographer Tim Hetherington will be present to answer any questions the audience may have about the film. Here is a short clip of Tim talking about his work in a piece that was put together for the 2008 Rory Peck Awards.

In order to secure your seats, please RSVP by sending an email to by July 2nd. Seating is limited so don’t wait and get your seats confirmed ASAP.

I will be there to personally introduce the movie and will hang out after with Tim to facilitate the Q&A session between the audience and Tim.

Some additional references below are a series of photographs from the time Tim and Sebastian spent with the 173rd Airborne Platoon in the Korengal Valley, and a review of the movie by the New York Times.

I hope to see you there.

5 thoughts on “ presents RESTREPO”

  1. I’m seeing RESTREPO tonight at a Sneak Preview in Santa Monica, CA.

    There is a Q&A session following the screening.

    Wonder if I’ll be brave enough to venture a question or comment?

    Whatevs…. I just want to thank all you military guys/gals who serve, have served or currently have family members serving to keep America safe and sound.

  2. From my review:

    RESTREPO is an uncensored look at what the men of 2nd platoon endured, what they did to get through and what they are doing to continue to process their time in the Korengal valley. This is their story; you can draw your own conclusions, about whether the US should have been there or not, the men of 2nd platoon went there because they were told to and the left when it was time to let another unit move in and take over where they left off. Believe all you want about war, but without a dose of reality to challenge you, your beliefs may just hold you back from obtaining the truth; RESTREPO is the dose of reality you need.

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