The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series presents a special screening of Sebastian Junger‘s WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGON, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, on Wednesday 3/27 at the MICA Brown Center, 7pm.
After the screening, WYPR’s Tom Hall will have a conversation with special guests photojournalist Harry Mattison, filmmaker Patrick Wright and MFF Director Jed Dietz that will be recorded and aired on WYPR at a later date. This will be followed by a Q & A with the audience. Click here for the archive of past Spotlight Series conversations.
MFF Director Jed Dietz was in attendance at the world premiere of this film at this year’s Sundance, along with Hetherington’s parents, Sebastian Junger and James Brabazon, a journalist who worked with Hetherington and was with him when he died. Click here for Jed’s notes on this experience on the MFF blog.
The MFF/WYPR Spotlight Series presents
WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE?
THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON
MICA Brown Center
1301 West Mt. Royal Avenue
$10/Free for Friends of the Festival, MICA and JHU Students (with ID)
Come early for dinner at Two Boots Pizza (located one block from the Brown center at 1203 W. Mt. Royal Avenue) and get 10% off your order when you mention “Maryland Film Festival!” They are making a special pizza just for this event, you won’t want to miss it!
Photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington (1970-2011) photographed the experience of war from the perspective of the individual, mostly in West Africa and the Middle East. His film RESTREPO, which he co-directed with Sebastian Junger about a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan, was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2011 for Best Documentary Feature.
Hetherington’s footage of time he spent with the rebel army during Liberia’s civil war and in Libya prior to his untimely death from a mortar blast in 2011 conveys a rare sense of intimacy in sharp contrast to the violence surrounding him. Although he spent most of his time traveling to the epicenter of war zones, he was seeking the truth, rather than adventure. That is Hetherington‘s enduring gift.
In WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON, director Sebastian Junger gracefully weaves together footage of Hetherington at work and moving interviews with his family, friends, and colleagues to capture his compatriot and friend’s unique perspective, compassion, and intense curiosity about the human spirit.