November 23, 2014
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The GI Film Festival Hollywood has chosen Veterans Day weekend to launch its first event in Los Angeles.
Festival co-founder Brandon Millett said Sunday that films at the two-day festival highlight the successes and sacrifices of American military personnel and the worldwide struggle for democracy.
Movies have at least one main character, real or fictitious, who play a military role with respect.
The festival showcases eight feature films culled from Millett's seven-year-old GI Film Festival, held annually in Washington D.C. in May, and debuts short films made by filmmakers who are veterans.
Millett, whose wife is a West Point graduate, says the festival's mission is to show the courage and sacrifice of military personnel, and depict all aspects of men and women in uniform.
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