In recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society will present the award winning documentary, SHAKEY’S HILL at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 26. The screening will take place at Cinema Art Theater, 17701 Dartmouth Drive in Dartmouth Plaza (behind the Lewes Wawa). Doors open at 1:30 pm.
In 1970, news cameraman Norman Lloyd followed a battalion of American soldiers into the jungles of Cambodia. The mission was to seek out weapon caches being used by the North Vietnamese Army during the Vietnam War. As the battalion closed in on the location of the armaments, they encountered a growing resistance from North Vietnamese forces. Rarely seen footage and first-hand accounts take the audience through each firefight leading up to the operation's climax which came to be known as the infamous battle Shakey's Hill. By combining field interviews from 1970 with interviews collected in 2004, the film explores events leading up to the mission, as well as the aftereffects of war on the soldiers, some 35 years later. SHAKEY'S HILL won the 2007 G.I. Film Festival's Best Documentary Award. In her review, 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl said, Norman Lloyd's documentary …is a masterpiece… Rarely has a movie-maker reached this deep into the soul, the fear, and the love-of-friend that emerge from the terrors of battle. The emotions are raw, and honest. A shining triumph of a movie.” [2007, USA, Runtime: 60 minutes, Not Rated]
This film screening is dedicated to the men and women who have served in the military and continue to serve today. They have earned and continue to earn our undying gratitude and respect.
Admission for this event is $5.00. Tickets can be purchased online at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 302-645-9095 ext.1. Please note that tickets are non-refundable. f