Body of War
Saturday, September 27 and Sunday September 28th, 2008
Please join us for the Houston premiere of Body of War. RealFilms is pleased to be a co-presenter with the Aurora Picture Show and the Austin Film Society. Director Ellen Spiro will be in attendance.
Body of War - 90 minutes
Director: Ellen Spiro, Executive Producer: Phil Donahue
Date: Saturday, September 27 and Sunday September 28th, 2008
Time: 8:00 pm Saturday, 3:00 pm Sunday
Location: Aurora Theater, 800 Aurora Street, 77009
Tickets: Please purchase online through Aurora, or pay at the door ($6.00)
Synopsis: Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine--wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it's like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man.
About the Director: For almost two decades, Ellen Spiro has pushed the boundaries of the documentary form by creating award-winning and imaginative films. She has been awarded The Foundation of American Women in Radio and Television's Gracie Award for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Documentary, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary, and is a two-time recipient of the Rockefeller fellowship, a Guggenheim fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Jerome Foundation Fellowship. Ellen has screened at RealFilms previously with Troop 1500 in July 2005.
For More information:
Movie Site: http://www.bodyofwar.com