[Imc-chicago] You're Invited to a Special and Free Screening of "In The Valley of Elah"
inthevalleyoutreach at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 11:29:35 PDT 2007
Please Join Us for a Special and Free Chicago Screening - Followed by a Q &
A Panel Discussion.
This is An Amazing and Powerful New Film by Paul Haggis (CRASH).
*IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH
Directed by Paul Haggis and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, James
Franco and Susan Sarandon.
Based on true events, * IN THE VALLEY OF ELAH *has the power to create
emotion, response, and discussion across America
as our soldiers return home from Iraq.
See the trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3OKyqDGaHo
Please forward this invitation, and RSVP to:
inthevalleyoutreach at gmail.comor call 310 577-6419
We are pleased to have three very experienced panelists on hand for our
*Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7:00 PM
322 E. Illinois Ave.,
Chicago, IL 60611
*Ilona Meager, Author, Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress
Disorder and America's Returning Troops
*Ray Parrish, GI Veteran Counselor, VVAW, and
*Josh Lansdale, Iraq Veteran and Veterans Coordinator/IL of Iraq Summer
Please RSVP to: inthevalleyoutreach at gmail.com or call 310 577-6419
The title "In the Valley of Elah" refers to the spot in Israel as noted in
the Bible (1st Samuel, chapter 17) where the battle of David and Goliath
took place some 3000 years ago. Today, it's a lesser-known tourist
attraction at the junction of Route 38 and Route 375 near Elah Junction. It
conjures up a battle with impossible odds, and what becomes of those who
beat the impossible odds and return home only to face coping with symptoms
of PTSD and other stress-related disorders.
"I love the title as odd as it is," explains Haggis, "because it embraces a
lot of what the movie talks about. King Saul sent David into the Valley of
Elah to fight Goliath, armed only with five stones. I asked myself, who
would do that? Who would send a young man to fight a giant? This film
addresses our responsibility in sending young men and women off to war...."
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