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.

Bouhammer.com 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 rsvp.albany.restrepo@gmail.com 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.