The four-day festival, being held at Angelika Film Center from November 6th through November 9th, is a rare opportunity to watch movies about the United States Armed Forces and hear real accounts from the filmmakers and Medal of Honor veterans who fought in the battles.
ACT OF VALOR (R; 110 min) - 11/6 @ 7PM
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent.
TORA! TORA! TORA! (G; 144 min) - 11/7 @ 12:30PM
A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American missteps that allowed it to happen.
PORK CHOP HILL (NR; 97 min) - 11/7 @ 4PM
Grim story of one of the major battles of the Korean War. While negotiators are at work in Panmunjom trying to bring the conflict to a negotiated end, Lt. Joe Clemons is ordered to launch an attack and retake Pork Cop Hill. As the Chinese prepare to counterattack and broadcast propaganda over loudspeakers, the men prepare for what may be their last battle.
9/11 (TV/PG; 93 min) - 11/7 @ 7PM
A real life documentary following the events of September 11 from an insider's view, through the lens of two French filmmakers who were in Manhattan that one day.
STRIPES (R; 106 min) - 11/7 @ 10PM
Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (R; 169 min) - 11/8 @ 11AM
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
SANDS OF IWO JIMA (NR; 100 min) - 11/8 @ 3PM
A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.
After his wife takes their son and leaves him, Sgt. John Stryker is an embittered man who takes his misery out on the men under his command. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's tough drills and thicker skin. Even his old friends start to wonder if he's gone from being the epitome of a tough Marine Sergeant to a man over the edge.
STALAG 17 (NR; 120 min) - 11/8 @ 5:30PM
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
BLACK HAWK DOWN (R; 144 min) - 11/8 @ 8:15PM
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
TOP GUN (PG; 110 min) - 11/8 @ 10:45PM
As students at the Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young flyer learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
WINGS (PG-13; 144 min) - 11/9 @ 12PM
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman, become fighter pilots in World War I.
PLATOON (R; 120 min) - 11/9 @ 3:30PM
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.
WHERE EAGLES DARE (NR; 158 min) - 11/9 @ 6:30PM
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.