Cast: Jonathan Bennett, James Cromwell, John Cromwell
Directed By: Samuel Fischer
Run Time: 104 mins
Synopsis: On Memorial Day in 1993, 13 year old Kyle finds his grandfather Bud’s WWII footlocker. Bud has not spoken of the war since its end, but when presented with the souvenirs within, he tells Kyle the story behind each one. As Bud recounts his harrowing tales, we see not only his traumatic experiences in combat, but also how they mirror Kyle’s future in war-torn Iraq. After suffering a devastating injury, Kyle returns for one final mission before his unit is due to be sent home. Presented with a moral dilemma of leadership similar to one faced by Bud, whether to spare an individual life or let one person die to potentially save many others, Kyle finally understands why his grandfather was reluctant to share his past.
Newport Beach International Film Festival 2012