Friday, March 27, 2009

BAW: Showing In Lakewood

BROTHERS AT WAR, director Jake Rademacher’s feature-length documentary about modern US military in Iraq rolls out from its five premiere military markets to 17 on March 27, then will continue expansion on April 3 to 25 markets.

Actor Gary Sinise (Forest Gump, CSI: New York), recent recipient of the Presidential Citizen’s Medal and U.S. military supporter, is exec producer.

Rademacher embedded with his two brothers in their units in Iraq twice—then captured their returns to the US. Military viewers from the under-reported National Guard to Marines and Army give major thumbs-up to the first war film in a long time to “get” why soldiers go and how their families fare. BAW is distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films.

In Iraq, BAW rolls back the clock to before the Surge successfully changed U.S. fortunes there: from Army Intelligence units on Reconnaissance near the Syrian border, to a “hide site” of National Guard snipers, to the first Iraqi unit (trained and led by U.S. Marines) to receive responsibility for its own battle space. Military audiences say BAW opens uncommon access to the daily lives of soldiers at war—and back home.

AMC Lakewood Town Center 12
5721 Main Street SW
Located in the old Lakewood Mall
Lakewood, WA 98499
(253) 581-5351

AARP: Five Stars

BROTHERS AT WAR is an intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The film follows Jake’s exploits as he risks everything—including his life—to tell his brothers’ story. Often humorous though sometimes downright lethal, BROTHERS AT WAR is a remarkable journey that finds Jake embedded with four combat units in Iraq. Unprecedented access to U.S. and Iraqi combat units take him behind the camouflage curtain with secret reconnaissance troops on the Syrian border as well as sniper "Hide Sites" in the Sunni Triangle. Ultimately, the film follows his brothers home where separations and life-threatening work ripple through their parents, siblings, wives and children. BROTHERS AT WAR is a rare view of the bonds among soldiers who serve and the profound effects their service has on the loved ones they leave behind.

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