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GI Film Festival San Diego 2017

All Films & Events

An exciting line up of films and events is being put together, including an opening night reception, a family movie night, and awards ceremony.  Click on images below to learn more about films presented in the GI Film Festival San Diego.



  1. USO San Diego 75 Year Pic 7

    USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary

    David Romero / Local Film Showcase, Healing, History / USA / 2016/2017 / Documentary / 6 mins
    USO San Diego has two main locations that help our military personnel feel at home when they are away. With the help of countless volunteers, they have been helping to serve our military community for much of the USO's history. The San Diego Airport location has been awarded top honors in the nation and has been widely recognized as the model station for our service people.

    Preceded by: Black Christmas, Call Me Ma’am, Child’s Play, Fletcher & Jenks, Forgotten Hero, Once Guilty, Now Innocent, Still Dead, Refuge

    Plays In:
    Local Film Showcase: Made By or Starring Veterans

    AMC Mission Valley 20
    October 21, 2017 3:30 pm

  2. USS Pearl Harbor

    Howard Lipin and Luis Cruz / Local Film Showcase, WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 3 mins
    Commander Ted Essenfeld shares his thoughts about the USS Pearl Harbor and its historical artifacts.

    Preceded by: Aircraft Warning Service Volunteer, Bud’s Odyssey, Pearl Harbor Survivors Relive the Infamous Day

    Precedes: The Last Ring Home, Remembering Pearl Harbor: Mary Lou Mawhiney

    Plays In:
    World War II Remembered – Part 2

    AMC Mission Valley 20
    October 21, 2017 10:50 am

  3. The Vietnam War

    Ken Burns, Lynn Novick / History, Vietnam / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 47 mins
    Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history. Featuring clips from the series, this screening explores the origins of the conflict, military strategies, and the personal stories from all sides.

    Precedes: Distinguished Wings Over Vietnam

    Plays In:
    Remembering the Vietnam War

    AMC Mission Valley 20
    October 22, 2017 12:30 pm

  4. We Can Do It: Stories of Rosie the Riveter

    Scott Bethel / WWII, Women, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 35 mins
    During World War II millions of courageous women, most of them teenagers, joined the labor force and coined the term “Rosie the Riveter.” They didn’t realize they were changing the world forever.

    Preceded by: All American, The Rifleman’s Violin

    Precedes: Happy

    Plays In:
    World War II Remembered – Part 1

    Regal Carlsbad 12
    October 19, 2017 5:00 pm