This year’s GI Film Festival will be stepping up its game with a special tribute to NBC Universal’s intense, action-packed military epic Lone Survivor on May 24, 2014. Lone Survivor documents the heroic, true-life story of Marcus Luttrell and his fellow Navy SEALS and was compared by some to Saving Private Ryan. This is an event you do not want to miss.
Following an exclusive red carpet event on King Street, Lone Survivor director Peter Berg will present the festival’s GI Hero Award to real-life “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell.
“Many times our nation’s greatest heroes are the ones who don’t make it home,” said GI Film Festival President Brandon Millett. “That’s one of the signature messages of the film LONE SURVIVOR and a point we intend to drive home with this awards presentation. On Saturday night, May 24th, we will celebrate Marcus Luttrell’s incredible story of courage and survival. We will honor the memories of the fallen Navy SEALS who gave their lives in service to country. And we will also recognize one of the great military films of this generation.”
Lone Survivor will become available on Digital HD on May 20th and will be available on Blu-ray June 3.
In addition to the Lone Survivor tribute, the Saturday night awards show will also feature the presentation of the Veterans in Entertainment award to United States Marine and actor Adam Driver of Lincoln and HBO’s Girls, the “Best of Festival” awards program and two film premieres, Knee Deep Sailor and Forgotten Flag Raisers. Michelle Monaghan, of Boston Public and Mission Impossible, will also walk the red carpet as a special guest. Monaghan also stars in this year’s GI Film Festival’s East Coast premiere film, Ft. Bliss, which screens Sunday night, May 25th. Tickets to the event are available here.