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Special Screening of Phil Donahue's Award-Winning Film: "BODY OF WAR" ~ Thursday, February 28th, Screening at 7:30 PM ~ At The Aero Theatre in Santa Monica ~ Dr. Paula Caplan will be Signing Copies of Her Book at 6:30 PM.

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  • Frank Dorrel
    Special Screening of Phil Donahue s Award-Winning Film BODY OF WAR Thursday, February 28th Screening at 7:30 PM at The Aero Theatre 1328 Montana Avenue,
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 26, 2013
      Special Screening of Phil Donahue's Award-Winning Film

      "BODY OF WAR"

      Thursday, February 28th

      Screening at 7:30 PM


      The Aero Theatre
      1328 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica 90403


      Tickets: $11

      $8.00 for Veterans with Proof of Veteran Status at the Door.

      At 6:30 PM Dr. Paula Caplan will be
      Signing Copies of Her Book:

      “When Johnny and Jane Come Marching

      This Screening is a Benefit Fundraiser for:



      Generously Hosted and Presented by

      The American Cinematheque

      Visit: www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/body-of-war-0

      Please join Harvard psychologist and veterans advocate Dr. Paula J. Caplan
      for a screening of Phil Donahue's award-winning film, "Body of War," and
      panel discussion with her; Hollywood Cares nonprofit for veterans leader and
      television producer and veteran Tom Fick; founder of LA chapter of The
      Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project, Susannah Robb Kondrath; and a veteran
      participant in the Project.

      Find out how YOU can help heal our veterans. Open to all. Tickets: $11.00;
      $8.00 for veterans with proof of veteran status at the door.

      Tickets for screening and panel @

      Americans -- whatever their politics -- want to help
      veterans, but few know what to do. Many think that if they are not
      therapists, there is nothing they can do, but nothing could be further from
      the truth!

      Dr. Caplan's Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project consists of one-to-one
      listening sessions between a civilian and a veteran. Her Harvard Kennedy
      School study revealed how the simple gift of an uninterrupted listening
      session with a friend or even a stranger can bring veterans out of their
      soul-crushing isolation. The civilian listeners call the experience
      transformative for them, too. It's about simple but all-too-rare human

      "Body of War," the engrossing and powerful film Phil Donahue produced and
      Ellen Spiro directed, won the National Board of Review's Best Documentary
      award and a People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film
      Festival. It lets audiences listen to the story of a young Iraq War veteran,
      learning about his war experiences, and how he deals with coming back home
      with emotional and physical challenges and pain. We get to know his fiancée,
      his mother, and his stepfather, and we witness their love, humor, conflict,
      and various kinds of politics.

      A major portion of ticket sales will go to The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home
      Project, and tax-deductible donations will also be gratefully accepted at
      the event. Interest in implementing The Welcome Johnny and Jane Home Project
      throughout the country is high, and funds will be used to prepare online
      video and text materials for use at no cost to help any individual or group
      anywhere start this listening project in their community. These are
      economical and immediate ways to involve veterans and civilians in
      connecting with each other and helping the process of healing. 100% of the
      donations will go directly to the production of materials and running of the
      program to help veterans.

      Dr. Caplan's book, When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home: How All
      of Us Can Help Veterans, which has won three national awards, will be
      available for purchase, including copies to donate to veterans.

      BODY Of WAR


      Body of War, a film by Ellen Spiro and Phil Donahue, premiered at the
      Toronto International Film Festival to several standing ovations and
      acclaim. It won Best Documentary from the prestigious National Board of
      Review and was nominated for Best Documentary from Producer's Guild of
      America. Body of War was short-listed for an Oscar nomination for Best
      Documentary and was released theatrically through Landmark Theatres. Phil
      Donahue and Ellen Spiro were featured in a special on Bill Moyers as well as
      appearing on all the major networks and publications.

      Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about
      the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a
      bullet to his spine - wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week.

      Body of War is Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person,
      coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and
      passionate voice against the war. The film is produced and directed by Phil
      Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder.
      Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it's like inside the
      body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man.

      Body of War unfolds on two parallel tracks. On the one hand, we see Tomas
      evolving into a powerful voice against the war as he struggles to

      deal with the complexities of a paralyzed body. And on the other, we see the
      historic debate unfolding in the Congress about going to war in Iraq.

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