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Sir! No! Sir!

Documentary 84 minutes

Thu 12:20 PM , Fri 9:20 PM , Mon 6:20 PM Plays with: Flag Day, One Weekend a Month

In the 1960&

s, an anti-war movement emerged that altered the course of history. It didn&

t take place on college campuses, but in barracks, aircraft carriers and navy brigs. It penetrated elite military colleges and spread throughout the battlefields of Vietnam. By 1971 it had, in the words of one colonel, &

infested the entire armed services.&

Yet today, few people know about the GI movement against the war in Vietnam. The Vietnam War has been the subject of hundreds of films, both fiction and non-fiction, but this story&

150;the story of the rebellion of thousands of American soldiers against the war&

150;has never been told in film. By the Pentagon&

s own figures, 503,926 &

incidents of desertion&

occurred between 1966 and 1971 and entire units were refusing to go into battle in unprecedented numbers. Local and national antiwar GI organizations demonstrated against the war at every major base in 1970 and 1971. Nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary.


One Weekend a Month

Short 12 minutes

Thu 12:20 PM , Fri 9:20 PM , Mon 6:20 PM Plays with: Flag Day, Sir! No! Sir!

Megan McDermott is busy getting her kids out the door when her phone rings. This single mom's world and the lives of her two children are changed forever when the caller lets her know her National Guard unit is being mobilized to Iraq. With so many Guard and Reservists being sent to war since the invasion of Iraq, the film personalizes a moment in time that resonates across our nation. Official selection of the Sundance Film Festival.


Flag Day

Short 7 minutes

Thu 12:20 PM , Fri 9:20 PM , Mon 6:20 PM Plays with: One Weekend a Month, Sir! No! Sir!

Directed by: Kristy Higby


Flag Day&

packs a very emotional punch in its brief running time. It forgoes political discussion to focus on the number of soldiers killed in Iraq.

The imagery of a man&

s lawn covered in remembrance flags teams with a relentless reading of names for double the impact.


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