Posted by : Robert Child Monday
|Walt Disney Studios, Los Angeles|
GIFF Chooses Wereth as the "Best of the Best."
My production team and I received some tremendous news last week the film which I wrote and directed, The Wereth Eleven, was chosen by the GI Film Festival as, in their words, the "Best of the Best" and they have announced a gala screening of the film at the legendary Walt Disney Studios in Hollywood (actually Burbank) on November 2nd.
The Emmy® nominated film won the Founders Choice Award at the GI Film Festival in Washington, DC in 2011. The festival organizers have chosen Wereth to screen as part of a special "Veterans Week Best of GI Film Festival" event in Los Angeles. The festival runs over two days November 1st and 2nd. Wereth will screen Saturday evening, Nov. 2, at 5:30P just prior to the closing VIP Party.
Tickets are $12 and available at this link, GIFF - LA
About The Wereth Eleven:
Robert Child, Director
GIFF 2011 Winner, Founder’s Choice
The Wereth Eleven retraces the steps eleven black GI's from the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion took when their unit was overrun by Germans at the start of the Battle of the Bulge. Their 10-mile trek from their battery position to Wereth, Belgium would be the last journey of their lives as a local resident turned them in to an SS scouting party. Subsequently all eleven were butchered and killed in one of the least understood, as well as unknown, war crimes of WWII.
Watch a panel discussion about the Wereth Eleven held at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans when the film made it's premiere there. Click Here.