[Videonews] *New Release for Veteran's Day & Remembrance Day* GENE BOY CAME HOME

McGinty Dylan (D.McGinty@nfb.ca)
Mon, 12 Nov 2007 11:54:17 -0500

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Dear Videonews Subscribers,

The following 25 minute New Release from legendary filmmaker Alanis =
Obomsawin (the subject of a New York Museum of Modern Art Retrospective =
in 2008) is a timely film--and simply a moving, remarkable and universal =
story--about one soldier's return from combat. =20

"FOUR STARS! [Highest Rating]. Alanis Obomsawin continues to solidify =
her reputation as a first-rate storyteller with the masterful, =
beautifully produced documentary. A work of quiet power, this is a =
compelling and heart-rending look at one man's struggle to hold on to =
his humanity in the aftermath of his military service. Unexpected and =
effectively understated... it couldn't be more timely."--Todd David =
Schwartz, CBS

Trailer, Photogallery, Audio and More - CLICK HERE!
http://www.nfb.ca/webextension/gene-boy/

OFFICIAL SELECTION
American Indian Film Festival
Toronto Intl. Film Festival

GENE BOY CAME HOME (25 min.2007)
A Film by Alanis Obomsawin =20

Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) left home at age 15 to work in =
construction in New York State, after being raised by his Great Uncle =
and Aunt on the Odanak Indian Reserve near Montreal. At the age of 17 =
he accepted a dare and enlisted in the US Marines. A few months later, =
he was on his way to the frontlines of the Vietnam War.

GENE BOY CAME HOME is the harrowing and deeply moving story of his two =
years of service in Vietnam and his long journey back to Odanak =
afterwards.

At this critical point in the world's history, celebrated filmmaker =
Alanis Obomsawin turns her camera on the complex impact of war, through =
the eyes of one soldier. Her new documentary will resonate with all =
those who have been touched by war, and with anyone who has had to =
travel the painful path of healing that eventually leads home.

Trailer, Photogallery, Audio and More - CLICK HERE!
http://www.nfb.ca/webextension/gene-boy/

Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager
=20
National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010
=20
Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca

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*New Release for Veteran's Day & Remembrance Day* GENE BOY = CAME HOME

Dear Videonews Subscribers,

The following 25 minute New Release from legendary filmmaker Alanis = Obomsawin (the subject of a New York Museum of Modern Art Retrospective = in 2008) is a timely film--and simply a moving, remarkable and universal = story--about one soldier's return from combat.   


"FOUR STARS! [Highest Rating]. Alanis Obomsawin continues to = solidify her reputation as a first-rate storyteller with the masterful, = beautifully produced documentary. A work of quiet power, this is a = compelling and heart-rending look at one man's struggle to hold on to = his humanity in the aftermath of his military service. Unexpected and = effectively understated... it couldn't be more timely."--Todd David = Schwartz, CBS


Trailer, Photogallery, Audio and More - CLICK HERE!
http://www.nfb.ca/webex= tension/gene-boy/


OFFICIAL SELECTION
American Indian Film Festival
Toronto Intl. Film Festival


GENE BOY CAME HOME (25 min.2007)
A Film by Alanis = Obomsawin        

Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) left home at age 15 = to work in construction in New York State, after being raised by his = Great Uncle and Aunt on the Odanak Indian Reserve near Montreal.  = At the age of 17 he accepted a dare and enlisted in the US Marines. A = few months later, he was on his way to the frontlines of the Vietnam = War.

GENE BOY CAME HOME is the harrowing and deeply moving story of his two = years of service in Vietnam and his long journey back to Odanak = afterwards.

At this critical point in the world's history, celebrated filmmaker = Alanis Obomsawin turns her camera on the complex impact of war, through = the eyes of one soldier. Her new documentary will resonate with all = those who have been touched by war, and with anyone who has had to = travel the painful path of healing that eventually leads home.


Trailer, Photogallery, Audio and More - CLICK HERE!
http://www.nfb.ca/webex= tension/gene-boy/



Dylan Maddox McGinty
U.S. Sales Manager

National Film Board of Canada
1123 Broadway, Suite 307
New York, NY 10010

Tel 212 629 8890
Fax 212 629 8502
Mob 347 873 5160
Eml d.mcginty@nfb.ca



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