Locavore Film Series Presents BEDFORD: The Town They Left Behind (Special Event)

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Locavore Film Series Presents BEDFORD: The Town They Left Behind
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:30 PM
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Arlington, VA
  • Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 6:30 PM
  • Restrictions: Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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BEDFORD: The Town They Left Behind- By Joe Fab

(Rated N/A)(1hr and 14mins)

During World War II, men from all over the United States went into combat, but it was Bedford, Va., that earned D-Day’s most chilling distinction: the country’s highest losses per capita. Directors Joe Fab and Elliot Berlin, who approached the Holocaust from a fresh direction with Paperclips (Filmfest DC 2004), now tell the story of Bedford, whose local National Guard unit was once considered a good way to make a few bucks during the Great Depression. But then the country was drawn into war that same Guard unit was the first to come under withering German fire on Normandy’s beaches. This documentary recalls that solemn history but also places it in contemporary context: In 2004, Bedford’s National Guard troops were called up for the first time since 1945. They were sent first to Afghanistan and then to Iraq.


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.  Most of us consume more media than food daily and this series allows us to support our local film-making community just as we support local farmers!
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