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How ‘Citizen Soldier’ Captured Life in Combat, as It Actually Is

30 August 2016 9:52 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Citizen Soldier,” which is being released on VOD, DVD, and Blu-ray on Tuesday after a theatrical run earlier this month, is not the first movie to capture the experience of combat in Afghanistan, but it may be the most immersive.

Relying on footage from a combat photography team and soldiers themselves, the movie is a contrast to cinematic reenactments in that its moments of combat are interspersed with extended downtime. As one of the soldiers says, “War is boring until it’s punctured by these moments of heart-stopping terror.”

Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud, and executive produced by Wendy Anderson, a former high ranking official at the Department of Defense, “Citizen Soldier” focuses on a group of soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, sent to a remote region of Afghanistan in 2011, the height of the surge. The the result is personal and, »

- Ted Johnson

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Exclusive Clip: Citizen Soldier, Heart-Stopping Terror For Your Brother

4 August 2016 1:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

It's a beautiful day in Afghanistan. Overhead, the sun is shining, puffy clouds push through the sky ... and four RPGs are on their way, headed straight for a small group of soldiers. In our exclusive clip from Citizen Soldier, a documentary by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud (The Hornet's Nest), the team has just been attacked, an attack that left a fellow soldier dead. An officer checks with his team members, to ensure they can deal with what they must do in order to survive. Here's the official synopsis: Citizen Soldier is a dramatic feature film, told from the point of view of a group of Soldiers in the Oklahoma Army National Guard's 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, known since World War II as...

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (August 5, 2016)

4 August 2016 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.



Director: Todd Kessler

Cast: Chris Smith, Kabir Bedi, Kriss Dosanjh, Machel Montano, Natalie Perera, Staz Nair

Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, »

- Steve Greene

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Citizen Soldier Exclusive Clip Showcases Brave Thunderbirds’ View of the War in Afghanistan

2 August 2016 10:03 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

A group of brave young American Soldiers are fearlessly highlighting their life-changing tour of duty in Afghanistan in the upcoming documentary, ‘Citizen Soldier.’ The Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is offering an excruciatingly personal look into modern warfare, brotherhood and patriotism in Shockya’s exclusive clip from the film. ‘Citizen Soldier’ is the next feature made from actual combat footage from directors David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud, the team behind critically-acclaimed and commercially-successful 2014 war documentary, ‘The Hornet’s Nest.’ The filmmaking duo’s latest project is set to be released in limited theaters this Friday, August 5 by Gravitas Ventures. The distributor will then unveil the movie nationally  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016

1 August 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)

Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!

Week of August 5 Wide

Suicide Squad

Director: David Ayer

Cast: Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne, Jai Courtney, Will Smith, Viola Davis, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood

Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned »

- Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Steve Greene

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