Indoors at BAM Cinematek
30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11243
2/3/4/5/B/Q to Atlantic Ave or D/M/N/R to Pacific St.
|8:30||Q and A with the Filmmakers|
|9:00||Reception following the screening|
The Tillman Story (Amir Bar-Lev | USA | 90 min.)
"Documentary filmmaking at its finest"
-- Steve Zeitchik, LOS ANGELES TIMES
When Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002, he became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately far more heroic, than the caricature. And when the government tried to turn his death into propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in Northern California, Pat's mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family's crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son's life and death. The Tillman Story resounds with emotion and insight, and goes beyond an indictment of the government to touch on themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.
"Succeeds on so many levels that its full impact doesn't hit you until you have time to register its aftershocks."
-- Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
"'The Tillman Story' is a masterful, unsettling documentary."
-- Ann Hornaday, WASHINGTON POST
Best Documentary 2010 SAN FRANCISCO FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS
Best Documentary 2010 FLORIDA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE
Best Documentary 2010 ST LOUIS FILM CRITICTS
NOMINEE - Best Documentary:
PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA
BROADCAST FILM CRITICS
SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS
LAS VEGAS FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
HOUSTON FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
ST. LOUIS GATEWAY FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY
INDIANA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION