CINEPOLIS
3015 Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL 33133

MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2)
1508 SW 8th St, Miami, FL 33135

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Tom Donahue

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 88min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Knight Documentary Achievement Award

In their last film, Casting By, producer Ilan Arboleda (a Miami native) and director Tom Donahue championed the underappreciated role of Hollywood casting directors. With Thank You For Your Service, they shift their lens to a story about the American military—while exhibiting lessons well learned about casting, choosing the most vivid real-life characters to put on screen.

The film focuses on four Iraq War veterans who, like thousands of others, are struggling with PTSD. The filmmakers gain interviews with top-ranking leaders, including Defense Secretary Robert Gates, General David Petraeus and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who offer frank perspectives. Reviewing the film at its world premiere at DOC NYC, the Village Voice writes that “Donahue’s footage—wrenching testimonials from soldiers, spouses, and the highest of government and military muckety-mucks—tells gripping stories rather than just serving the argument.”

While many people would like to ignore the problems of the health system faced by vets, these problems demand reckoning. This admirable film is a starting place toward hope and change. – Thom Powers    

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credits

Director: Tom Donahue
Producer: Ilan Arboleda, Tom Donahue, Matt Tyson

Music: Leigh Roberts
Cinematographer: Peter Bolte, Justin Garcia
Editor: Jill Schweitzer

Cast: Mike Mullen, Robert Gates, Nicholas Kristof, Gary Sinise, Loree Sutton, Paul Sullivan, Charles Hoge, Lawrence Wilkerson

Tom Donahue

Tom Donahue was born in Rhinebeck, New York. He is a prolific producer, editor and director. His directorial credits include The Wake (1993), Guest of Cindy Sherman (2008) and Casting By (2012), which was at the Festival in 2013. Thank You For Your Service (2015) is his latest film.

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