win tickets to we went to war w q&a at the ica

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We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to a screening of We Went to War with Director Q&A at the ICA. To be in with a chance of winning simply email: WHOWENTTOWAR?INEVERWENTTONOWAR! to and keep everything crossed. Read on for all the details…..

We Went to War + Q&A

24 March 2013

10 / 8 concessions / 7 ICA Members

In 1970, a young British director Michael Grigsby made one of the first films about veterans returning home from the Vietnam war – the critically acclaimed and award winning, I Was a Soldier. The film focused on Dennis, David and Lamar (three young soldiers recently returned from combat), as they tried to readjust to life back home in the heartlands of Texas, after a year on the frontline. Some 40 years after the films first release, I Was a Soldier is hailed as “a classic” (Sight & Sound), poignantly echoing the experiences of soldiers struggling to reclaim such familiarity now, in the aftermath of Iraq and as the war in Afghanistan rages on.

We Went To War sees filmmakers Michael Grigsby & Rebekah Tolley return to the stories of those once young Americans, now aged and scarred by lives lived far too brutally, far too young and finds a shared sense of understanding with so many of those returning from the frontline today.

Preview Screening followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Rebekah Tolley.

Dirs. Michael Gribsby & Rebekah Tolley. UK/Ireland, 77 mins, cert. TBA