Friday, March 11, 2016

Salute the Troops as the GI Film Festival Marches into Select U.S. Movie Theaters This April

The Real Inglorious Bastards (Photo: Storyline Entertainment)

From our friends at the G.I. Film Festival...

Fathom Events and the GI Film Group Present This One-Night Event Hosted by Jamie Kaler

Special guest appearances by Adam Driver, Gary Sinise, Danny Trejo and a recorded message from First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden

Fathom Events, in partnership with GI Film Group, presents “The GI Film Festival Cinematic Salute to the Troops” on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM local time. The GI Film Festival, hailed by Bloomberg News as “Sundance for the troops,” will present two short documentaries as part of the Fathom event - “Climb,” the story of a double amputee’s journey for charity and “The Real Inglorious Bastards,” a story about a U.S. WWII veteran’s incredible undercover mission in Nazi-occupied Europe. Hosted by Jamie Kaler (American Heroes Channel’s America: Facts vs. Fiction) with special appearances by Adam Driver (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Girls”) Gary Sinise (“Forrest Gump,” “Apollo 13”) and others. The event also includes an exclusive sneak peek of GI Film Festival X, the festival’s 10th annual event, and the upcoming military apocalyptic feature, “Range 15,” written and produced by veterans of the U.S. military. As part of their Joining Forces initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recorded a special message for this event.

Tickets for “The GI Film Festival Cinematic Salute to the Troops” can be purchased online starting Friday, March 11, 2016 by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 375 movie theaters. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change.) 

"As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, it has been an honor and privilege to host the GI Film Festival over the past few years. I’m very proud to play a small part in the amazing accomplishments that they’ve achieved over the past decade. It’s important to help the people who have served our country and tell their stories. Now that the festival has reached a national platform, I look forward to helping them move forward on this important event with Fathom,” said Jamie Kaler.

This one-night event features two dynamic stories, honoring the warrior spirit. “Climb,” a 15-minute award-winning documentary short, narrated by actor Gary Sinise, tells the story of double amputee Rob Jones who biked across the country during one of the coldest winters on record to raise money for veteran charities. Second, the award- winning documentary, “The Real Inglorious Bastards,” tells the remarkable true story of a group of Jewish refugees who join the U.S. military and return to Germany to perform one of the most daring special-forces intelligence operations during WWII.

“Fathom is always thrilled for the opportunity to pay tribute to our troops. This event allows audiences to honor veterans that have served in recent wars and to reflect on the service from years past. We are proud to be partnering with the GI Film Festival in their 10th year to bring this to theaters nationwide,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey.

"As a military family we could not be happier to kick-off our 10th year celebration of the GI Film Festival with our new partnership with Fathom Events. We are so excited to share this dynamic night of entertainment about our military heroes in theaters coast to coast, providing interaction, entertainment and insight into the important role members of our Armed Forces play at home and abroad," stated GI Film Festival Co-Founders Army veteran Laura Law-Millett and her husband, Brandon Millett.

About Fathom Events:
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre- recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit

About GI Film Group:
The GI Film Group is the production entity for the award-winning GI Film Festival, a 501c3 non- profit organization described as “Sundance for the Troops.” The mission of the GI Film Festival is to preserve the stories of military veterans through film, television, training and live special events. GI Film Festival events provide an exceptionally diverse line-up of programming, covering all branches of service, every major conflict, and every major film genre while addressing a variety of issues of concern to the veteran community, including post-traumatic stress, homelessness and unemployment. For more information, visit