On Tuesday, March 1, CIR will host a free screening of the upcoming feature-length documentary LT. DAN BAND: FOR THE COMMON GOOD and a Q&A session with Director Jonathan Flora.
Tuesday, March 1 — 7:00 to 9:30pm
University Park Campus
Leonard Davis Auditorium
Andrus Gerontology Building
FREE TO THE PUBLIC — RSVP to email@example.com
For directions and parking information, see the interactive campus map
About the film:
This documentary chronicles the journey of actor Gary Sinise and the LT. DAN BAND as they travel around the globe, including Kuwait and Iraq, to entertain and support the troops, first responders and their families and thank them for their service and sacrifice. The film features Academy Award® nominated actor Gary Sinise with special appearances by Academy Award® winners Jon Voight and Robert Duvall, as well as Raquel Welch, Connie Stevens, John Ratzenberger, Melina Kanakaredes, Mykelti Williamson, and more.
About the director:
Jonathan Flora is an award-winning producer with Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and along with his wife Deborah, formed Lamplight Entertainment in 2009. LT. DAN BAND: FOR THE COMMON GOOD is the first major release for Lamplight Entertainment.
A veteran of the U.S. Army’s 82d Airborne Division and serving 12 years in the military, Jonathan currently serves on the Advisory Board for the GI Film Festival, formed to honor films that celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the American military.
On Thursday, February 3, a panel of experts will discuss the future steps to implement the repeal of the US military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy, as well as the repeal’s potential political consequences, legal ramifications and cultural changes to the country. The panel includes Robert DeCarlo (retired Army Officer and Counselor at Gardena Veteran Center), Peter Renn (Staff Attorney for Lambda Legal), Scott Robertson (retired Army Sergeant), and Tom Carpenter (former Marine Captain and representative from the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network).A documentary about the DADT policy–”Patriots” by Steve Gratwick (a USC Alumnus)–will also be screened at the event.
The event is co-sponsored by the LGBT Resource Center and the Rainbow Alliance Social Work Caucus and will be held from 11:15 – 12:45 PM in the MRF Lounge at the School of Social Work.
To RSVP for this event or for more information, please follow this link.
UPDATE: To view this archived lecture, CLICK HERE.