June 5, 1989, Beijing, China.
photo: Vincent Yu
A note from Sebastian Junger:
I’m writing to let you know that my next film, KORENGAL, is about to come out on May 30th in New York. Tim and I had planned to make a follow-up to Restrepo, but a few weeks after going to the Oscars, Tim was killed in Libya while covering the civil war. I teamed up with our original editor and continued the project anyway. Restrepo was intended to give civilians an idea of what combat feels like; KORENGAL is completely different. It is meant to help soldiers – and civilians - understand the experience of war. How does fear work? What is courage? Why do so many soldiers miss the war? Why is it so hard to come home?
KORENGAL is completely self-financed and self-released. The upside is that no one could tell us how to make our film; the downside is that it is incredibly hard – and expensive – to get an independent film to hit critical mass and go nationwide. But that is exactly what we are going to try to do. If we sell out the Sunshine Theater (Houston and First Avenue) on opening weekend (May 29-June 1), Landmark will take our film nationwide. It will be a real victory for independent film – and for the whole national conversation about war and its aftermath.
In addition, a ticket stub from the film will get you a free beer or house wine at the Half King (23rd Street and Tenth Avenue ) on opening weekend.
Obviously the daytime shows are the hardest to fill, so if you can go to those instead of an evening show, that would be fantastic. Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think of our film.
Thank you so much for your support. I can’t wait to hear what you think of our film.”
Go here to purchase tickets…
New Yorkers — come out to support an amazing project.
I made a short film with Lincoln Motor Company for TriBeCa Film Festival. Put your peepers on this trailer.
The short will released online and screened at TriBeCa on April 27.
I can’t wait to share with all of you a first look at this major project. In the summers of 2012/13 I walked and documented over 1,000 miles on the Camino de Santiago in southern France and northern Spain. “Portrait of a Pilgrim” (A multimedia production and online book) explores how an ancient tradition is thriving in a modern world. Plenty of images, 14,000 words, video, audio, and more are waiting for you at this link: http://home.michaelgeorgephoto.com/portrait-of-a-pilgrim
This is so damn good. Please spend some time with this.