Amir Bar-Lev's Documentary Film 'The Tillman Story' Official Trailer
by Alex Billington
June 21, 2010
The Weinstein Company has unveiled the official trailer (via Yahoo) for the powerful and heart-wrenching documentary The Tillman Story which delves deep into the story of soldier and former football player Pat Tillman, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. For those that haven't heard of Tillman or don't know the details surrounding his death and the government cover-up surrounding it, this new trailer does a great job of explaining pretty much everything. Brandon saw this at Sundance and gave it 8.5 out of 10, saying: "It's a film that needs to be seen by as many people as possible. A maddening experience, but a necessary one."
Watch the official trailer for Amir Bar-Lev's doc The Tillman Story from YouTube:
Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat's fellow soldiers as well as his family, Amir Bar-Lev’s emotional and insightful film not only shines a light on the shady aftermath of Pat’s death and calls to task the entire chain of command, but also examines certain themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.
The Tillman Story is directed by American filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev, of the documentaries Fighter and My Kid Could Paint That previously. Its screenplay was written by Mark Monroe (Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who, The Cove). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year where it was picked up by The Weinstein Company. The Tillman Story will arrive in limited theaters starting on August 20th.
By the way, he was killed in Afganistan, not Irag. I won't enjoy watching this film, but I need to watch it. Hopefully others do too.
J. Todd on Jun 21, 2010
Very emotional and a true American Hero - turning down millions to defend his country; I wish I was half the man Tillman proved to be.
Scott on Jun 21, 2010
Damn this looks interesting.
Robbie on Jun 21, 2010
I can't say I'm surprised but a cover-up. I will watch this with great interest.
Matthew on Jun 21, 2010
I'm in, its just sad that Tillman had to lose his life, he was america. as matthew said I'm not surprised about a cover up either.
Xerxex on Jun 21, 2010
Definite must see! the Bush administration used Pat's name as war propaganda and everyone needs to see the truth. The greatest American Atheist ever!
mconner666 on Jun 21, 2010
I've always known about this story, but never really looked into it. This should be intriguing.
Sean on Jun 21, 2010
1.) @ J. Todd: they never say he died in Iraq; the video even shows a map of Afghanistan 2.) may Pat Tillman's memory and life be remembered and thanked and all the lives and actions of all other service men and women, no matter if we agree or disagree with the war
cooper on Jun 21, 2010
#8 He was referring to Alex's description, reading is gooooood.
Sean on Jun 21, 2010
Asking questions is just unpatriotic. Looks decent enough.
Crapola on Jun 22, 2010
#10 Should return to his cave to leave foolish remarks like that.
Slippy on Jun 22, 2010
ZzFDKzZ on Jun 22, 2010
looks good, if its an actual cover up, thats pretty sad. but of course the government is gonna protect themselves and not take the blame. smh.
KING on Jun 22, 2010
The story is an interesting one and the trailer made me want to really see it put to the big screen.
arjones on Jun 22, 2010
@ #9: 3rd line, 9th word of Alex's article clearly reads, would ya look at that, Afghanistan
cooper on Jun 23, 2010
Silly boy should have taken the money and the fame and leave fighting the already lost war to the poor and blindly patriotic ignorant. Stan McChrystal saw it for what it is. He'll be trout fishing in Wyoming by weeks ends.
Daniel Jackson on Jun 30, 2010
@#16, that's a pretty d1ckish thing to say. You forget about the emotions and confusion people were feeling post 911. Now to be completely clear, I disagree with both wars as much as anybody else, if not moreso - but to say that fighting should be left to the poor and blindly patriotic ignorant, is ignorant itself. Perhaps we all lack your great all seeing clairvoyance. If fact my cousin was contemplating what our role and motives really were when visiting home before his second tour in Iraq, unfotunately he didn't come back from that and it pains me greatly to think someone can blindly insult our soldiers like that, with foolish short sighted generalizations. Maybe you should visit the VA hospitals in Killeen and San Antonio, share your viewpoints with the veterans there. You need to gain some perspective son. Tillman believed in something so much he was willing to put is life on the line for it. At the very least his family deserves the truth about what happened over there.
slippy on Jul 1, 2010
@#17 thanks Pat Tillman was a hero in every sense of the word, for the life he lived, his intentions and what he stood for.
az on Jul 12, 2010
@ #10 "asking questions is just unpatriotic", wow can you say baaaaah sheep. @ #17 well put, i disagree with both as well but wouldnt even think of belittling the soldiers who are in harms way24/7, its not there fault they are there.
O6 on Jul 15, 2010
Hi I read the book Where men win glory. One of best books I've read to date and I would really appreciate if someone could tell me where the F*** I can watch this movie? I've been checking for it for several weeks. I understand its been shown at sundance and is on limited release in like 6 theatres in the country. I'm sorry but I can't afford to buy a plane ticket to UTAH to watch the movie and really would appreciate any info where I can obtain a copy. Thanks.
Ron on Sep 18, 2010
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