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GI Film Festival 2014
May 8, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmVaries
Hollywood Invades Washington, DC in Support of Troops
Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount and SAG-AFTRA Join Hollywood Stars at “Sundance for the Troops”
Heather Mahoney Communication Manager
Phone: (240) 292-9492
ALEXANDRIA, VA – May 19-25, Hollywood invades DC for the 8th annual GI Film Festival (GIFF), also known as “Sundance for the Troops.” Celebrities scheduled to attend: David Arquette, Gary Sinise, Adam Driver, and Michelle Monaghan with additional participants to be announced in the coming weeks.
The GI Film Festival (GIFF), the country’s select award-winning organization preserving the stories of American veterans, returns to Washington, DC for the biggest year yet! GIFF DC 2014 will feature 56 film screenings as well as celebrity meet-and-greets, red carpet soirees, exclusive embassy and Capitol Hill events and major world premieres and advance screenings: Field of Lost Shoes (May 19), When the Game Stands Tall (May 22), The First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War (May 23) and Ft. Bliss (May 25).
“GIFF has now officially become a destination event for Hollywood celebrities who want to show their support for the troops and we could not be more grateful. When you bring Hollywood stars into the room with real military heroes and great movies, magic happens,” said GI Film Festival president Brandon Millett. “And this year we’ve taken our game to a whole new level in all areas so anyone who wants to attend the festival should get on board early because this is sure to be the hottest ticket in town this May.”
“POWERFUL” – Robert Duvall | “HISTORIC” – Sen. John McCain | “TRULY SPECIAL” – James McEachin
In addition to the celebrity contingent joining GIFF DC, Sony Pictures, NBC Universal, Warner Brothers, Paramount and SAG-AFTRA, each with a dedicated event, will have a presence at the festival in support GIFF’s mission in preserving the stories of American veterans through film and television.
OPENING NIGHT: PARAMOUNT
World Premiere: Field of Lost Shoes and after party sponsored by Paramount and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
Monday, May 19, 2104
Special guest: actor David Arquette
HONORING THE WARRIOR SPIRIT: AFFIRM FILMS/SONY PICTURES
Advance Screening: When the Game Stands Tall starring Jim Caviezel and after party
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Special guests: Wounded Warriors from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
A SALUTE TO HOLLYWOOD PATRIOTS: WARNER BROTHERS
Premiere of WB’s First Motion Picture Unit: When Hollywood Went to War and Tribute to the late James Gandolfini
Screening: When Hollywood Went to War and Travis: A Soldier’s Story
Friday, May 23, 2014
Special guests: Army Chief of Staff GEN Raymond T. Odierno, actor Gary Sinise,
Travis Mills, and the family of the late James Gandolfini.
GIFF FINANCE AND DISTRIBUTION BOOT CAMP: SAG-AFTRA
Hollywood producers, directors and financiers teach the business side of filmmaking
Friday, May 23, 2014
Special guest: Pat O’Donnell, Executive Director, Washington Mid-Atlantic Local, SAG-AFTRA
RED CARPET AWARDS: NBC UNIVERSAL
Awards and Special Tributes to Adam Driver and the film Lone Survivor and after party
Screening: Knee Deep Sailor, Barstool Kind of Night and Forgotten Flag Raisers
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Special guests: actor Adam Driver and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell (the real-life Lone Survivor)
SALUTE TO WOMEN IN THE MILITARY: MICHELLE MONAGHAN
World Premiere of Ft. Bliss
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Special guest: actor Michelle Monaghan
For full week-long festival schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit: gifilmfestival.com.
Military discounts available.