Michael's Dispatches8 Comments
- Published: Tuesday, 31 March 2009 13:34
31 March 2009
Gary Sinise has gotten personally involved with helping to promote this movie. I am in Asia (Thailand/Singapore/Laos/Malaysia) and have not yet seen it, but the reviews are outstanding. I spoke at length yesterday with the Director/Producer Jake Rademacher, and I asked Mr. Rademacher to send a schedule of film screenings.Mr. Rademacher sent the following:
Friends of Brothers at War:
Two days ago, I had the deep honor and privilege of being in the presence of 38 Medal Honor Recipients at Arlington National Cemetery as they and President Obama placed a wreath around the tomb of the Unknown Soldier to celebrate Medal of Honor day. Next to the Commander and Chief was John Finn on of the oldest living recipients who ran out to the middle of an airfield to man a 50 cal and shoot down Japanese Zero’s at Pearl Harbor. As the stories of these men and their deeds of valor swirled in my head, I thought, these are our greatest athletes, our warriors, our heroes, those who placed the lives of others above their own at great personal risk and sacrifice… I do not have the words to convey what it means to stand and talk with so many examples of the best in all of us.
As many of you may know, I have been traveling around the country to visit the locations where Brothers at War is playing. Some of these visits have been planned, others a surprise.
This weekend and the next will be the equivalent of the surge for Brothers at War.
BROTHERS AT WAR
Columbus, GA (near Fort Benning), Carmike 15 - Carmike
Fayetteville, NC (near Fort Bragg), Carmike 12 - Carmike
Arlington, VA AMC Shirlington - AMC
Chicago, IL, AMC Loews Pipers Alley 4 - AMC
Warrenville, IL (Illinois National Guard) AMC Cantera 30 - AMC
Akron (Ohio National Guard), Regal Interstate Park 18 - Regal Cinemas
Cleveland Heights (Ohio National Guard), Cedar Lee Cinema
Dayton (near Wright-Patterson AFB, US Air Force), Regal Hollywood 20 - Fairfield Commons - Regal Cinemas
Savannah, GA (near Fort Stewart, US Army), Coming Soon
Killeen, TX (near Fort Hood), Hollywood Stadium 14 - Hollywood Theaters
San Antonio, TX - Bijou at the Crossroads - Santikos
Decatur, IL Carmike Hickory Pointe 12 - Carmike
Lakewood, WA (near Fort Lewis), AMC 12 - AMC
Oceanside, CA (near Camp Pendleton) Regal Oceanside 16 - Regal Cinemas
Monterey, CA (near Presidio of Monterrey, DOD), Osio Cinema
Shreveport, LA (near Barksdale AFB, US Air Force) Cinemark Tinseltown 17 - Cinemark
Clarksville, TN (near Fort Campbell, US Army) Carmike Governor's Square 10 - Carmike
Hampton, VA (near Langley AFB, US Air Force), AMC Hampton Towne Center 24 - AMC
Newport News, VA (near Fort Eustis, US Army), AMC Kiln Creek 20 - AMC
Colorado Springs, CO Cinemark Carefree Circle - Cinemark
El Paso, TX Carmike 16 - Carmike
Augusta (near Fort Gordon, US Army) Regal Augusta Exchange - Regal Cinemas
Please send out the trailer today to friends, family, church leaders, co-workers, and especially military members/families to get discussion going as well as excitement. The trailer is found at: http://www.brothersatwarmovie.com. Arriving at that location, the trailer will automatically begin loading.
The opening weekend of a film is the most important. Filling the theaters on opening weekend enables theaters to keep the film for further weekends, allowing even more people the opportunity to see this important documentary that celebrates the courage of our soldiers. If you have seen Brothers at War consider going a second time with a group of friends.
The honest storytelling of “Brothers At War” has received praise from war fighters, veterans, military families, Hollywood celebrities, and now Medal of Honor recipients. Join them by supporting this film which gives a true depiction of our nation’s warriors and their families.
After the Medal of Honor Society’s closing ceremony, Col. Jack Jacobs expressed his feelings about Brothers at War to some of his friends and fellow recipients. It was one of the proudest moments of my life that something I had done with the help of such an excellent team would draw praise from such an individual.
Next to you or down the aisle this weekend, there just may be a Medal of Honor recipient.Thank you for your support of Brothers at War, our military families, and our warriors. Thank you for helping me to tell their truth.
God Bless you all. God Bless our Nation’s warriors and their families.
Brothers at War
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This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoI was able to get down to San Antonio this past Friday night to see the movie. I posted about the experience on my blog over the weekend, and even had the Director of Photography, Marc Miller, find my post and comment on it. I cannot more highly recommend people see this movie!
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoIf anyone would like to hear a surprise internet radio meet-up between Jake Rademacher and Michael, go to:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/freedom and hear the podcast of the show. Jake and Michael appear in about the middle of the two hour show.
It was pure gold! Thanks guys!
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoFolks might enjoy hearing the live interview with the spontaneous on air meet up of Jake Rademacher and Michael.
Go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com.freedom and you will hear the podcast. Jake pops in about in the middle of the 2 hour podcast.
Thanks Guys! It was GOLD!
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoMichael, thank you for posting this! I was an NCO in F Co. 51st IN (LRSC) (Airborne), one of the units portrayed. While I have yet to see the movie in its entirety, I was around for much of the filming. Cpt. Rademacher is a good man and a great soldier. I hope everyone will check it out and, if so moved, try to organize a showing where they live.
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoWill this be available on DVD later on? Sounds like a worthy project.
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoThank you for the heads up. It is not scheduled for the Knoxville area yet but we have contacted a local theater and have passed the word to various verterans groups in the area.
Smoky Mountain Submarine Veterans
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoSee this film. It is powerful, profound and more insightful than words. Jake is a great man and this film is the story of every service member and every family of a service member. It is not a war film.. it's a film about an American family. Someday I will get to shake Jake's hand and thank him personally for this film. I am looking forward to that day.....
This commment is unpublished.· 12 years agoHad distinct pleasure to see Brothers at War tonight. Continue to be overwhelmed at the bravery and dedication of our servicemen and women. Am also sometimes angry at those here at home who malign their efforts.
Best to your family.
Gig Harbor, Washington