We Love Movies Sweeps

You could win a YEAR OF MOVIE TICKETS!

We Love Movies Sweeps
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S. and D.C. who are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in the jurisdiction of their residence, whichever is older) and who have an active email account and Internet access as of 5/5/15. The Promotion Period begins at 9:00:00 a.m. PT on 5/6/15 and ends at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on 8/16/15 and is comprised of 103 separate and distinct Sweepstakes Periods, with each Sweepstakes Period lasting for one (1) day beginning at 9:00 a.m. PT on one calendar date and ending at 8:59:59 a.m. PT on the following calendar date during the Promotion Period. Entries from each Sweepstakes Period will not roll over to a subsequent Sweepstakes Period. Void where prohibited. Odds of winning dependent upon total number of eligible entries received during each Sweepstakes Period. Limit of 1 entry/pp/Sweepstakes Period. One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be randomly selected for each Sweepstakes Period from all eligible entries received during that particular Sweepstakes Period. 103-Grand Prizes: one (1) Fandango Promotional Code worth up to $720.00 USD good toward the purchase of movie tickets on www.Fandango.com or via the Fandango mobile app and valid until 8/30/16 (ARV: $720.00 USD). See complete Official Rules at http://www.fandango.com/sweepstakesrules/welovemovies for complete prize details, retail values and alternate method of entry. Sponsor: Fandango, LLC.

Day 53: 'Restrepo'

'Restrepo'

Restrepo, the Grand Jury Prize winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, is unlike any other war film or documentary. It's composed only of real footage of a platoon of American soldiers during a grueling 14-month tour of duty in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley starting in May 2007, and interviews with them afterwards in Italy, as they recount and process the experience.

The filmmakers - Sebastian Junger (journalist and author of "The Perfect Storm") and combat photographer Tim Hetherington - wisely remain in the background, capturing in matter-of-fact footage the constant firefights, nightly patrols, meetings with local tribal elders, stretches of downtime and intense, often playful camaraderie that exists between these men.

Viewers also experience firsthand what it's like when one of their brotherhood is killed. After the death of beloved soldier "Doc" Juan Restrepo, his platoon mates push on to set up a pivotal combat outpost - amidst non-stop enemy fire - and name it in honor of him. Later, when another soldier is killed, the camera unblikingly captures their reaction at the time, as well as their thoughts on the matter months later.

The war is brutal and emminently taxing, but the film shows how these guys continue to do the tough job, and exist by serving each other.

There are lots of outstanding films that capture the realities and horrors of war, but Restrepo is unique because it is not a story about politics, and it is not a manufactured or sensationalized recreation. It is simply a record of what happened, and as such, a tribute to people who serve on the front lines.

Like it? Share it:

Next Article by John Halecky

New 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Trailer!

New 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' Trailer!

Send Me FanText

Thanks for signing up!

By entering your mobile number and clicking "SIGN ME UP!", you consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and authorize Fandango and its service providers to deliver FanTexts and other promotional texts to your mobile phone. Text marketing authorization is not required for any purchase from Fandango. Message and data rates may apply. We will not send more than 5 msgs/month. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting "STOP" or seek help by texting "HELP" to "FNDGO" (36346).

×