Saturday, July 10, 2010

"It’s not a political film. It’s just the true story of soldiers. And that’s it."

Sgt. Misha Pemble-Belkin (above, left) -- one of the "stars" of Restrepo -- motorcycled in from Louisiana's Fort Polk, where he currently is stationed, to appear Friday at an opening-day screening of the acclaimed documentary at the Angelika Film Center in Downtown H-Town. You can read my Houston Culture Map Q&A here.

1 comment:

Craig Kennedy said...

What do you make of a certain blogotainer elsewhere suggesting that the film "lies through omission" by not painting a more detailed picture of the wider conflict?

That's a loaded question of course because I wholeheartedly disagree. I came away from the film shakier in my hopes for our success in Afghanistan than ever, but also an enhanced respect for the young men and women who are doing our dirty work.