In the mid-1960s, suburban New York teenager Ron enlists in the Marines, fulfilling what he sees as his patriotic duty. During his second tour in Vietnam, he accidentally kills a fellow soldier during a retreat and later becomes permanently paralyzed in battle. Returning home to an uncaring Veterans Administration bureaucracy and to people on both sides of the political divide who don’t understand his experience, Ron becomes an impassioned critic of the war.
SPECIAL NOTE: This screening is part of a tribute to MNFF Honoree Risa Bramon Garcia.
Date: Friday, August 25
Location: Dana Auditorium
Director: Oliver Stone
Writer: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone
Producer: Oliver Stone, A. Kitman Ho
Casting Director: Risa Bramon Garcia [Attending]
Length: 145 minutes
Location: United States