Monday, July 5, 2010
Hey STORMBRINGERS -
The Outreach Team for THE DRY LAND - a film written and directed by Ryan Piers Williams - has contacted me:
The Dry Land follows a returned U.S. soldier as he struggles to reconcile his experiences overseas with the life and family he left in Texas. The film stars Ryan O'Nan, America Ferrera, Wilmer Valderrama, Jason Ritter and Melissa Leo.
I looked at the trailer and am of two minds; yes PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is real and it is LETHAL - but is this more of the usual left-wing, anti-American propaganda along the lines of that Woody Harrelson piece of crap - The Messenger -? While the film seems legit and well done, I am suspect of it's venue:
The Dry Land premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and recently won the Best International Feature Award at the Edinburgh Film Festival; the film opens in New York, Los Angeles, and Dallas on July 30th, with additional cities on August 13th.
You can look at it and see for yourself - the situations seem legit, the only criticism I have at this time is the guy's haircut; G.I.'s come home with high-and-tights. This may be a good instrument to alert families about the mindset of our returning heroes, and mixing loaded weapons and alcohol is NEVER a plan.
I am interested in your comments below . . .
. . . and NO I am not going to publicize their page on FaceBook.
- STORMBRINGER SENDS