American Veteran


AMC Traders Point Theater 10 Mon, Oct 16, 2017 7:45 PM
AMC Castleton Square Theater 9 Tue, Oct 17, 2017 6:00 PM
Film Info
Film Type:Documentary Feature
Themes:Current Events/History
Family Friendly
Release Year:2017
Runtime:76 minutes
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Julie Cohen
Cast:Sgt. Nick Mendes
Wendy Eichler Mendes
David Mendes
Chris Wolfenbarger
Producer(s):Julie Cohen
Screenwriter:Julie Cohen
Nadine Natour
Executive Producer(s):Lt. Col Steve Brozak, USMC (ret)


America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created a new population of veterans: service members so severely disabled they would have died in previous wars, but because of advanced tactics and technology, they survive. At 21, Sgt. Nick Mendes was paralyzed from the neck down by an IED in Afghanistan but he never lost his spirit or his sense of humor. Presented in an unflinching, close-up style, "American Veteran" brings us into Nick’s world as he studies for a real estate license and learns to play video games and cast a fishing reel with his mouth. And we watch the surprising love story of Nick and Wendy, as they form an emotional and even sexual bond neither could have imagined. An unforgettable story of a quadriplegic soldier's harrowing, romantic, often surprisingly funny life.
Includes mature themes, suitable for most audiences
Julie Cohen, Director/Producer scheduled to attend:
Oct. 16th


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