Military Movies

Two movies that focus on individuals who serve in the U.S. military are screened tonight as part of The [email protected]'s Ironweed Film Club.

The first is All That I Can Be, a film produced and edited by students at midtown Manhattan's Educational Video Center over the course of the 2004-05 school year. The nine-minute docu-short is about the catch-22 situation faced by people who join the military in exchange for a college education. In the feature-length presentation, The War Tapes, several soldiers — including Zack, a Lebanese-American university student and carpenter, and Mike, who rejoined the army after 9/11 — document their day-to-day lives in the Iraq War with hand-held cameras, mounting tripods on gun turrets and inside dashboards, using POV mounts on their Kevlar helmets and vests, and capturing more than 800 hours of footage quite unlike that of conventional war correspondents.

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Ironweed Film Club, Wed., Aug. 8, 8 p.m., 620 First Ave. S., downtown St. Petersburg, $5 (free to members), 727-895-6620.