Thursday, April 28, 2011 , Updated 12:00 a.m., May 11, 2011
Free showing of Restrepo will still take place in Dallas May 11
It's now in honor of director Tim Hetherington.
OAK CLIFF A free screening of Restrepo on May 11 at the Texas Theatre had been planned for some time now, and director Tim Hetherington was scheduled to speak after the film. Barely a week ago, Hetherington was killed in the field in Libya.
"I cannot tell you just what a devastating loss it is. He was a visionary," said Cynthia Mulcahy, co-curator of the exhibit XXI: Conflicts in a New Century, of which Restrepo is a part. The exhibition examines the effects of war through art, photos, and film and is open at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center until June 3.
The cause of Hetherington's death makes the exhibition all the more important, Mulcahy said. "[Hetheringon's death] underscores the risk that many of these artists take to cover war," she said.
Restrepo is a war documentary about a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Pegasus News film guy John P. Meyer had the pleasure of interviewing Hetherington before Restrepo came out. He called Hetherington "dedicated" to his job as a documentary director.
If you want to attend the free event on May 11, RSVP here.
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