ReEntry: Marines and Families on Facing the Homefront
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The last date listed for ReEntry was Sunday October 30, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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It's 1969 and change is in the air. But for Memphis, the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the civil rights movement takes a back seat to more immediate problems. His diner has been slated for demolition in the city's urban renewal plan, but he has a competing offer from a predatory businessman. Caught between idealism and brutal reality, Memphis struggles to determine the fate of the place where his customers gathered for decades to share their struggles, hopes and dreams. Pulitzer Prize-winner August Wilson's searing, humorous, and potent portrait of African-American life in the '60s tells a complex story of the inner lives of ordinary people at a turning point in American history. Learn More
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- *“Keeps an iron grip on your attention … everyone stayed glued to their seats … cool, savvy entertainment.” —Washington Post
“Provocative and powerful.”_ —The New York Times_
By Emily Ackerman & KJ Sanchez
Directed by KJ Sanchez
Honest, poignant, inspirational, and surprisingly funny, ReEntry is an unflinching look at the lives of Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s about stepping off that plane and coming home, re-entering ones life, family, and country – again.
With dialogue taken directly from interviews with privates and colonels, combat vets and clerks, and one particularly memorable family, ReEntry tells the stories you haven’t heard. It puts politics and Hollywood aside to probe the unvarnished, powerfully personal truths of those who serve and sacrifice.
How do you shift from battlefields to backyard barbecues? What’s the price paid by families when husbands, mothers, sons, and sisters go to war?