Legion of Brothers

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sun, Apr 23, 2017 10:00 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Wed, Apr 26, 2017 4:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Documentaries
Tags:Documentary
War
Politics
Health & Wellness
Culture & Society
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2017
Runtime:79 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:The Film Collaborative
Cast/Crew
Director:Greg Barker
Producer:John Battsek
Greg Barker
Peter Bergen
Tresha Mabile
Cinematographer:Frank-Peter Lehmann
Editor:Robin Schwartz
Composer:Philip Sheppard
Filmography:Sergio ('09)
Koran by Heart ('11)
Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden ('13)
We Are the Giant ('14)
The Thread ('15)
Homegrown: The Counter-Terror Dilemma ('16)

Description

Following two groups of Green Berets who were the very first to land in Afghanistan following 9/11, Greg Barker’s Legion of Brothers is a nuanced and moving portrait of the men whose initial successes were forgotten by the vast series of mistakes in the months that followed. Arriving just over a month after the attacks, Captain Mark Nutsch’s Team 595 joined forces with anti-Taliban military and captured the regional capital of Mazar-e-Sharif. Shortly thereafter they pushed on, along with Captain Jason Amerine’s Team 574 and future Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s soldiers, and took Kandahar. At first enormously successful, they soon came under intense friendly fire, and then watched as their efforts were swallowed up by America’s utter mishandling of the war in the many years that followed.

“[I]ts up-close portrait of heroic dedication in extreme situations has the dramatic immediacy and air of privileged access to impress both hawks and doves.” — Variety


Director’s Biography

Greg Barker: Greg Barker earned a BA in economics from George Washington University and an MSc in International Relations from The London School of Economics. Living in London as a journalist, he achieved worldwide recognition for his Frontline documentary Ghosts of Rwanda (2004). Legion of Brothers is his twelfth feature documentary.


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