I am forwarding the below email about the 24 January showing of “Thank You For Your Service”.
Please check to see if there are still seats before you head down to see this presentation.
Leonard W. Kidd American Legion Memorial Post 2001, Inc.
Subject: Film Thank You for Your Service at Angelika Mosaic Cinema, JAN 24 7:30 PM
I need your help to get the word out about Thank You for Your Service, a very important film.
A screening of the documentary film, Thank You For Your Service, hosted by Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 227, will take place at the Angelika Film Center on Tuesday, January 24, 7:30 PM. Dealing with the mental health issues confronting many recently returning veterans, this is described as one of the best films of the year. For more information, see the movie trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNJrXxHCGDU.
To purchase tickets, visit: http://gathr.us/screening/18521. There is no other way to buy tickets. The prices is $14, set by the organization that is providing the film.
The film that takes aim at the failed mental health policies within the U.S. military and their tragic consequences. It tells the stories of four struggling Iraq War veterans, along with interviews of top military and civilian leaders. Observing the systemic neglect, the film argues for significant internal change and offers a roadmap of hope.
Interviews include Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen, Generals David Petraeus and Loree Sutton, Sebastian Junger, Nicholas Kristof, Dexter Filkins, Senator Patty Murray, Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Colonels Lawrence Wilkerson and Dave Sutherland.
Although this is not a fundraiser for VVA, ticket buyers will have an opportunity to make a voluntary donation to VVA Chapter 227 to help veterans in Northern Virginia, regardless of when or where they served.
A minimum of 54 tickets must be sold in advance to proceed with the showing. Therefore, we need to sell tickets now to guarantee that the film and theater are made available to us. BTW, we are only 19 short of meeting our quota, so I am very optimistic that, with your help, we will be able to get the film and the theater.
There will be a short panel discussion of relevant experts after the film ends.
Counselors will be available in the audience in case anyone finds the film too stressful.
Previous announcements with a 7PM start time were erroneous.
Bruce I. Waxman
Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 227
The Dean K. Phillips Memorial Chapter
Angelika at Mosaic, 2911 District Ave., Fairfax, VA, 22031 (at Lee Hwy & Gallows Rd)
Parking: free parking available in multiple garages throughout Mosaic
Accessible parking: available in the Target parking garage directly across the street from the theater
Metro: Dunn Loring-Merrifield Station (Orange line)