GIFF Schedule Announced!

 Great news for military movie lovers – the official 2014 GI Film Festival line-up has just been announced!

The seven-day festival running from 19-25 May 2014, known as “Sundance for the Troops,” features 56 film screenings and premiere, celebrity meet-and-greets, red carpet soirees and exclusive embassy and Capitol Hill events. Festival highlights include: the World Premiere of the Civil War narrative feature Field of Lost Shoes (May 19), an advanced screening of the Sony/Affirm Films feature When the Game Stands Tall (May 22), the big screen premiere of the documentary The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War (May 23), and the East Coast Premiere of the dramatic feature Fort Bliss (May 25) – with cast members, producers, and directors scheduled to attend.

Waiting In Line

 

The week-long festival film line-up covers every aspect of military triumph and struggle, from the Civil War to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition to showcasing courage on the battlefield, the GIFF 2014 line-up also brings attention to issues facing returning GIs on the home-front including: post-traumatic stress, family issues and unemployment. Its mission: to bridge the gap of military and the general public with dynamic films and special events.

“There is no question this is the most power-packed, emotionally compelling film line-up we’ve ever showcased. These films will shock you. They will move you. They will entertain you. And I guarantee you will come away with a greater understanding of the experiences of military veterans of all generations and their families,” stated GI Film Festival President Brandon Millett.

FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SEE WWW.GIFILMFESTIVAL.COM FOR DETAILS

OFFICIAL GIFF TRAILER AVAILABLE HERE

 

MONDAY MAY 19

6:30 – 9:30 PM                        Opening Night and World Premiere of Field of Lost Shoes

Old Town Theatre, 815 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Screening: Field of Lost Shoes

Scheduled guest(s): David Arquette

9:45 PM – Midnight               GI Film Festival Launch/After Party

Torpedo Factory, 105 N Union St, Alexandria, VA 22314

TUESDAY MAY 20

5:30 – 10:00 PM                     GI Hero Awards Congressional Reception – Invitation and VIP Pass Holders Only

Venue and attendees private – released only to select media; NOT for publishing.

Screening: Bridging the Gap

Scheduled guest(s): Senator Joe Manchin, Rep. Chris Gibson, Rep. Tammy Duckworth,

Army Vice Chief of Staff GEN John Campbell

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

6:30 – 8:30 PM                        International Warrior Night – Invitation and VIP Pass Holders Only

Canadian Embassy, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

Screenings: Last Call, Menschen, Sister in Arms, Relentless, Détente, The Hole, The Wound and Civvy Street.

9:00 PM                                     After party to follow on-site.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 22

7:00 – 10:00 PM                     Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night – Invitation and VIP Pass Holders Only

Cinemark Theatres, Cinemark Fairfax

11900 Palace Way, Fairfax, VA 22030

Screening: When the Game Stands Tall

9:00 PM                                     After Party

4100 Monument Corner Dr., Fairfax, VA 22030

FRIDAY, MAY 23

9:00 – 5:30 PM                        GIFF Finance and Distribution Filmmaker Boot Camp

Old Town Theatre, 815 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Hollywood producers, directors and financiers teach the business side of filmmaking

6:30 – 10:00 PM                     Salute to Hollywood Patriots

Old Town Theatre, 815 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314

Screening(s): The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War and Travis

Special Guest(s): Army Chief of Staff GEN Raymond T. Odierno, Gary Sinise, Travis Mills,

and the late James Gandolfini’s family.

10:00 PM                                   After Party

The George Washington Masonic Temple, 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria, VA 22301

 

SATURDAY, MAY 24

9:45 AM – 5:30PM,               GIFF Premieres and Screenings

Old Town Theatre, 815 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314

See full schedule here.

6:30 PM                                    GIFF Films, Awards and Special Tributes to Adam Driver and the film Lone Survivor

Screening(s): Knee Deep Sailor, Barstool Kinda Night, Forgotten Flag Raisers

Scheduled guest(s): Adam Driver

9:00 PM                                     After Party

United States Patent and Trademark Office Museum, 600 Dulany St, Alexandria, VA 22314

SUNDAY, MAY 25

10:00 AM                                  GIFF Premieres and Screenings

Old Town Theatre, 815 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314

See schedule here.

7:00 PM                                     East Coast Premiere of Fort Bliss

Old Town Theatre, 815 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314

                                                      Screening: Fort Bliss

Scheduled guest(s): stars Michelle Monaghan and Ron Livingston.

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