FLAT DADDY screening at the Maine Int...

FLAT DADDY screening at the Maine International Film Festival

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Betsy Nagler

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jul 10, 2012
FLAT DADDY, acclaimed film about military families, to screen at the Maine International Film Festival.

DATE & TIME: Sunday, July 15th, at 3 pm and Friday, July 20th at 3 pm

LOCATION: Railroad Square Cinema, 17 Railroad Square, Waterville, ME 04901

TICKET INFO: http://www.miff.org/tickets/film.php...

WEBSITE FOR THE FILM: http://flatdaddydocumentary.com/

Only 1% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Military, and their families have borne the disproportionate burden of more than a decade at war. Many have turned to “Flat Daddies” and"Heroes on a Stick," life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, parents and children serving overseas, to ease the pain of repeated deployments. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary film FLAT DADDY follows four such families over the course of a year to explore the lasting impact of the war on those left behind.(RT: 82 minutes)

One of the film's four central stories depicts a year in the life of the Bugbee family of Caribou, ME, after the return of Maine National Guardsman Andrew Bugbee from Iraq to his wife, Andrea, and their two small children. Andrea Cole will appear with the directors, Nara Garber and Betsy Nagler, and David Duehring of the Maine National Guard Family Program and Military OneSource, for a Q&A and discussion following the screening on July 15th.

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