‘Almost Sunrise’ veteran movie benefit set for Ute Theater | PostIndependent.com

‘Almost Sunrise’ veteran movie benefit set for Ute Theater

Alpine Bank on Wednesday is sponsoring a showing of the movie “Almost Sunrise” as part of a series of showings to mark Veterans Day.

Admission to the showing, at 6:30 p.m. at the New Ute Theater, is by donation, which will be matched by Alpine.

“Almost Sunrise” tells the story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting combat experiences behind them, embark on a 2,700-mile trek on foot across America.

While the film exposes some of the brutality of war, it doesn’t dwell there. It’s ultimately a story of hope and potential solutions. Most importantly, the film reveals the promise of holistic practices for healing. Where the stereotypes of “the broken veteran” or “homecoming hero” leave off, the film continues onward, offering a rich, complex and far more hopeful portrait of those who return from war.

While this film is unrated, it deals with issues of violence, war, mental health, trauma, suicide and addiction, and includes instances of mild cursing. Parents and educators should use their discretion if considering accompanying children 14 or younger.

Alpine Bank is sponsoring nine screenings across its area of operation and will match up to $30,000 in donations for local organizations that help veterans. Beneficiaries in Garfield County are the Glenwood Springs and Rifle Elks clubs.

For more information about “Almost Sunrise,” visit sunrisedocumentary.com.

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