Restrepo August 6, 2010
The documentary Restrepo won the Grand Jurry Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It chronicles a year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan, the Korengal Valley. It is here that the platoon lost their comrade, PFC Juan Restrepo, and erected an outpost in his honor. This film is currently only being shown at select Landmark Theaters around the country. It is highly recommended by a good friend who is a Staff Sergeant in the Marines and has been to Iraq and Afghanistan multiple times. This film is said to be the most realistic war film yet. This movie is recommended to anyone who really wants to understand the lifestyle of a US soldier at war in Afghanistan. "Unlike the mediated versions of war that we experience on the news or in Hollywood movies, this is war as it actually occurs" -Zak Gottlieb.