Sebastian Junger Brings Latest Films to Infantry Museum
Perfect Storm, Restrepo filmmaker will visit with audiences
November 7, 2014 – Award-winning filmmaker, journalist and author Sebastian Junger will present two free screenings of his work at the National Infantry Museum’s IMAX Theatre on Tuesday, November 18.
The Last Patrol debuted on HBO November 10. Other than New York City and Los Angeles, this is the only scheduled theatrical screening of the documentary. The film recounts an illegal hike along Amtrak lines that Junger took with three other combat veterans. It is the third and final film of Junger’s trilogy about combat and its impact on those who serve, following Korengal and the Academy Award-nominated film Restrepo. It is said to be the most introspective of the three films, with Junger taking a deep look at his own experiences while documenting war, and his feelings about the combat death of his Restrepo co-director.
Korengal also will be shown at the museum November 18. This film picks up where Restrepo left off, and examines Soldiers’ experiences in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. Interviews with the Soldiers are conducted both during and after their deployment.
Junger became famous in the late 1990s for writing the international bestseller The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea. It was made into a movie starring George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg.
Junger will be available at the National Infantry Museum to meet audiences and answer questions in between the two screenings. Korengal will be shown at 4:00 p.m.; The Last Patrol will follow at 6:30 p.m. Both films are rated R and run approximately 88 minutes.
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