The War and Peace classes at the West Bend West High School are bringing Almost Sunrise to West Bend.
Director Michael Collins along with Anthony Anderson of West Bend will be at the UW-WC Theater at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3 for a special showing with a questions-and-answer session to follow.
Here is the write up on the film from the Milwaukee Film Festival.
“When Milwaukee-based veterans Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson returned home from Iraq, they didn’t expect their debilitating battles with depression and anxiety to prove every bit as life-threatening as the war zones they left behind. In an effort to help mend the emotional scars and moral injury they’ve sustained, the two men set out on an extraordinary journey – a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America, starting off in Milwaukee and ending in California. Along the way they run into many who support their journey, including veterans willing to share their painful experiences and even an American Indian shaman who offers them spiritual advice. With suicide rates among veterans at near-epidemic levels (a veteran commits suicide nearly every hour), Almost Sunrise is an inspiring and intimate portrait of two men who journey on behalf of the mental health of fellow veterans.”
WBHS is selling tickets for a limited audience for $10 to be purchased from Tony Zappia ([email protected] or [email protected]) or at the door, if still available.