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GI Film Festival San Diego 2017

Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

Directed by Kip Perry

Service, Vietnam / USA / 2017 / Documentary / 55 mins / English / West Coast Premiere

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AMC Mission Valley 20
October 22, 2017 3:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets

Description

Long before his role as Lieutenant Dan in “Forrest Gump,” Gary Sinise had developed a passion for the men and women who step into harm’s way to secure the freedom we enjoy as Americans. This film takes a look at the origins of Sinise’s commitment to the U.S. military, veterans, first responders, and their families, and his unwavering dedication to serve and support them at every opportunity.


Director's Bio

Kip Perry has had thirty years of experience in production and post-production for both long- and short-form programming, producing literally thousands of hours of television across the country and around the world for NBC, CBS, ESPN, FOX, A&E, and a variety of other networks and channels.



Precedes

  1. Charlie & Sam

    Ben Powell / WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 15 mins
    In 2016, fewer than 5% of American World War II veterans remain alive. Follow 97 year-old Word War II Naval Aviator Charlie Edwards as he travels to meet his old squadronmate Sam Takis for the first time since the end of the war.

    Preceded by: Child’s Play, The Colonel, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

    Precedes: Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary


  2. Child’s Play

    Austin Lachance / Military Filmmaker, Army, Marine, Navy / USA / 2016 / Narrative / 2 mins
    Originally created as a ‘spirit video’ for the 2016 Army vs. Navy Football Game, "Child‘s Play" takes a fun jab at the Naval Academy and the Navy at large by claiming that ‘kids play soldier, not sailor,’ making its point by encapsulating the imagination and thrill children experience while playing soldier. The direction, filming and editing were done by Cadet Austin Lachance. All contributing personnel to this project were active duty military.

    Preceded by: Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

    Precedes: Charlie & Sam, The Colonel, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary


  3. The Colonel

    Tim Williams / Marine, Healing, Vietnam / USA / 2016 / Narrative / 21 mins
    In 1969, Marine Colonel Hap Tasker is told he has a deficient heart that prevents him from future military service. He turns his disappointment into determination to sedrve his country by instructing youth in his “time honored values.” Meanwhile, Glen Meadows, a prep school in Fort Worth, battles rebellion, entitlement and bankruptcy. The school’s headmaster hires the Colonel as the athletic director and middle school football coach to unify the school by whipping the kids into shape.

    Preceded by: Child’s Play, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

    Precedes: Charlie & Sam, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary



Plays in

  1. Tour the Festival

    Local Film Showcase, Service, WWII, History, Vietnam
    This collection of short films gives you a sense of the depth and breadth of what the festival offers.

    In This Program: The Colonel, Charlie & Sam, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More



Preceded By

  1. Charlie & Sam

    Ben Powell / WWII, History / USA / 2016 / Documentary / 15 mins
    In 2016, fewer than 5% of American World War II veterans remain alive. Follow 97 year-old Word War II Naval Aviator Charlie Edwards as he travels to meet his old squadronmate Sam Takis for the first time since the end of the war.

    Preceded by: Child’s Play, The Colonel, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

    Precedes: Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary


  2. Child’s Play

    Austin Lachance / Military Filmmaker, Army, Marine, Navy / USA / 2016 / Narrative / 2 mins
    Originally created as a ‘spirit video’ for the 2016 Army vs. Navy Football Game, "Child‘s Play" takes a fun jab at the Naval Academy and the Navy at large by claiming that ‘kids play soldier, not sailor,’ making its point by encapsulating the imagination and thrill children experience while playing soldier. The direction, filming and editing were done by Cadet Austin Lachance. All contributing personnel to this project were active duty military.

    Preceded by: Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

    Precedes: Charlie & Sam, The Colonel, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary


  3. The Colonel

    Tim Williams / Marine, Healing, Vietnam / USA / 2016 / Narrative / 21 mins
    In 1969, Marine Colonel Hap Tasker is told he has a deficient heart that prevents him from future military service. He turns his disappointment into determination to sedrve his country by instructing youth in his “time honored values.” Meanwhile, Glen Meadows, a prep school in Fort Worth, battles rebellion, entitlement and bankruptcy. The school’s headmaster hires the Colonel as the athletic director and middle school football coach to unify the school by whipping the kids into shape.

    Preceded by: Child’s Play, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More

    Precedes: Charlie & Sam, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary


  4. 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 many of the USO's 76 year 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, Charlie & Sam, Child’s Play, The Colonel, Fletcher & Jenks, Forgotten Hero, Once Guilty, Now Innocent, Still Dead, Refuge

    Precedes: Call Me Ma’am, Gary Sinise: Always Do A Little More



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AMC Mission Valley 20
October 22, 2017 3:30 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets