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GI Film Festival San Diego 2017


  1. 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: Black Christmas, Fletcher & Jenks, Forgotten Hero, Once Guilty, Now Innocent, Still Dead

    Precedes: Call Me Ma’am, Refuge, USO San Diego 75 Year Anniversary

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

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

  2. High Low Forty

    Paddy Quinn / Army, LGTBQ, Healing / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 80 mins
    Long estranged brothers reconnect during a road-trip home to say goodbye to their hardened father on his deathbed.
    High Low Forty

    AMC Mission Valley 20
    October 21, 2017 1:15 pm

  3. Thank You for Your Service

    Jason Hall / Veterans, Iraq, Events, Army, Afghanistan, Healing / USA / 2017 / Narrative / 108 mins
    "Thank You for Your Service" follows a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq who struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield. From DreamWorks Pictures’, this film stars an ensemble cast led by Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale, Scott Haze, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Brad Beyer, Omar J. Dorsey and Jayson Warner Smith, the drama is based on the bestselling book by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author David Finkel. This film is rated R (Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) for strong violent content, language throughout, some sexuality, drug material and brief nudity.
    Preview Screening: Thank You For Your Service

    Regal Carlsbad 12
    October 19, 2017 7:30 pm