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GI Film Festival San Diego 2018

Navy


  1. Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas

    Stephen Low / Local Film Showcase, Navy / USA / 2017 / documentary / 42 mins
    A 21st century engineering marvel, the aircraft carrier is the maritime flagship of our time. Find yourself aboard the carrier alongside 5000 skilled sea and air personnel conducting flight operations in the midst of the simulated war exercises at RIMPAC.
    Plays In:
    Film Block: Stories from the Seas

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 28, 2018 4:00 pm


  2. I Am That Man

    Matthew Marsden / New Mission, Navy / USA / 2018 / narrative / 87 mins
    While struggling to adjust to civilian life and the breakdown of his marriage, veteran John Beckett considers returning to his life as a Navy SEAL. When his beloved friend and mentor is brutally murdered in a racially motivated attack. Beckett calls on his specialized skills to bring the perpetrators to justice. Has he found a new sense of purpose or will this be his last mission?
    I Am That Man

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 27, 2018 7:30 pm


  3. The Last Signal

    Kyle Olson / Navy, WWII / USA / 2017 / documentary / 29 mins
    Raymond "DeVere" Johnson thought he was the last surviving World War II veteran of the Navy ship LST-218. Adamant to prove he was not alone, his daughter created a post on Facebook asking help in finding him a fellow shipmate. Weeks later, 91 year old veteran of LST-218 John Heimsoth was uncovered. In the wake of discovery, these two great men scheduled a reunion, proving it is never too late to share history even as time runs out.
    Plays In:
    Film Block: Stories from the Seas

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 28, 2018 4:00 pm


  4. Film Block: Stories from the Seas

    Local Film Showcase, Navy, WWII
    This film pairing features stories about the Navy and our sailors. This film block includes "The Last Signal" and "Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas".

    In This Program: The Last Signal, Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas

    Film Block: Stories from the Seas

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    September 28, 2018 4:00 pm


  5. Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn?

    Zachary Stauffer / Families in Service, Post 9/11, Iraq War, Navy / USA / 2018 / documentary / 80 mins
    The widow of a Navy helicopter pilot killed in a 2014 training exercise spurs an investigation that uncovers a long history of institutional failings that led to her husband's death. This poignant picture of a family's tragedy is also a revelatory inquiry into the murky inner workings of the American defense establishment.
    Who Killed Lt. Van Dorn? A Special GIFFSD Screening

    San Diego Central Library Neil Morgan Auditorium
    January 29, 2019 7:00 pm Buy Tickets Buy Tickets