Free Screening of Award Winning Film ‘Fort Bliss’Posted on Oct 13, 2014 in News, News Release, Press Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2014
FREE SCREENING OF AWARD WINNING FILM ‘FORT BLISS’,
THURSDAY, OCT 16, 7PM
AT CONSOLIDATED THEATRES MILILANI 14
HIFF CORDIALLY INVITES MILITARY AUDIENCES TO ATTEND. PRODUCER
JOHN SULLIVAN IN ATTENDANCE FOR Q&A
– The Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF) presented by Halekulani proudly presents a free screening of award-winning military drama FORT BLISS directed by Claudia Myers and starring Michelle Monaghan (TRUE DETECTIVE), Emmanuelle Chriqui (ENTOURAGE), Pablo Schreiber (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK), Ron Livingston (OFFICE SPACE) and Freddy Rodriguez (SEAL TEAM SIX). Producer John Sullivan, who is also an Oahu resident, will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in a post-film question and answer session with the audience. Sullivan has been touring with the film and will be arriving from Washington DC, having recently screened the film with congressional and military leaders. The film has been on an extensive film festival run, winning awards at the GI Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival and the Champs-Elysses Film Festival.
“As a military kid myself, FORT BLISS resonated with me greatly, especially regarding issues of post traumatic stress disorder and trying to integrate the aftermath of combat once back at home. The fact that the soldier returning home is a woman, is an every day event for the military but unique in mainstream cinema.” says Robert Lambeth, HIFF’s Executive Director. “We are pleased to present this film for free to adult audiences.”
United States 2014 | English | 109M
Oct. 16 at 7:00 PM at Mililani Stadium 14 – Consolidated Theatres, 95-1249 Meheula
Pkwy, Mililani, HI 96789
There is no need to RSVP. Screening is on a first come, first serve basis, and it is encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes before the screening start time.
A decorated Army medic and single mother (Michelle Monaghan) returns home from an extended tour in Afghanistan to discover that the bond with her five-yearold son has been shattered. In her absence, the boy has attached to his father (Ron Livingston) and his new girlfriend (Emmanuelle Chriqui). As she struggles to reclaim her son’s affection and reintegrate into civilian life, she meets a mechanic (Manolo Cardona) with whom she becomes romantically involved. Just as her life begins to stabilize and the bond with her son shows signs of healing, she gets news of another deployment. She must now find a way to reconcile her duties as a mother and her obligations as a soldier.
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