The Madeleine Brand Show for October 14, 2011

'Hell and Back Again' shows horrors of war, at home and abroad

Danfung Dennis

Sergeant Nathan Harris on the battlefield.

A powerful documentary about the war in Afghanistan premieres Friday in Los Angeles.

Filmmaker Danfung Dennis took his custom SLR camera into the war zone to follow the Marines of Echo Company 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment. Danfung shows the personal sacrifice of a group of soldiers and the horrors they experience. Sgt. Nathan Harris becomes the focus of the film after a crippling wound changes his life. Viewers see his struggles as he returns home and tries to rebuild his life.

Laemmle Monica showtimes 1 p.m., 3:10 p.m., 5:20 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

With special guest director Danfung Dennis appearing at the 7:30 show on Oct 14 and 15.

For more information, check out the official website of the film here.


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