Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
BLACK HAWK DOWN
Dir: Ridley Scott
This true story of the Battle of Mogadishu, the longest sustained ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War, earned Oscars for Best Editing and Sound. An elite force of 120 American Delta units and Ranger infantry were dropped into Mogadishu on October 3, 1993, to abduct two lieutenants of the Somalian warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid. Instead, two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters were shot down, resulting in a 15-hour battle that left 19 Americans and hundreds of Somalis dead. With Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor and Tom Sizemore.
The conflict in Chechnya scarred many soldiers both physically and emotionally; Kostya (Mikhail Grubov) is one of these. He lives alone, drawing pictures and drinking vodka - until a friend from the war disappears, pulling Kostya back into society. In Russian with English subtitles.
Dir: Reginald Barker, Thomas H. Ince
Charles Ray became a major star following his sensitive portrayal of the pampered son of a proud colonel (Frank Keenan, grandfather of actor Keenan Wynn), who is forced to join Confederate troops on the Civil War battlefield.