MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
5:00PM or 7:30pm (You Choose!)
BEFDORD: THE TOWN THEY LEFT BEHIND
Auditorium 4 Only!
Discussion will follow screenings
AMC La Jolla 12 Theatres
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BEDFORD: THE TOWN THEY LEFT BEHIND
Like the young men in many small American towns during and after the Great Depression, the boys of Bedford, Virginia joined their local National Guard unit. They were paid one dollar for every weekend training session--a lot of money in 1941.
What they couldn't have foreseen was that Japan would attack Pearl harbor and draw the United States--and their little Guard unit--into the war. Eventually, this guard unit would become the first to hit the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. An ocean away, their families gathered around radios listening for news. Soon a wave of telegrams arrived informing Bedford how great a sacrifice it had made: On June 6, 1944, that small community lost more men per capita than any other in America.
But Bedford's service to the national continues. In 2004, for the first time since World War II, that same National Guard unit was called up again, this time to serve in Afghanistan. Soon after, it went to Iraq.
This powerful documentary is a moving cross-generational story of innocence and bravery, of love and loss, of duty, honor and the costs of war.
Produced and Directed by JOE AFB and Elliot Berlin, BEDFORD: THE TOWN THEY LEFT BEHIND is a production of The Johnson Group.
Running Time: 75 Minutes Not Rated
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE ON A MONDAY!