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Monday, February 16th, 2009

Rooftop Films Presents Full Battle Rattle With Musical Guest Buke and Gass!

Rooftop Films returns to the halls of Chelsea Market for a free screening of Full Battle Rattle.

"An indelible vision of modern war" --New York Magazine

Rooftop films returns to Chelsea Market for a special screening of Tony Gerber and Jesse Moss' Full Battle Rattle. Obama is president, the Bush Administration is history, but the occupation of Iraq continues and there are still hundreds of thousands of U.S. soldiers on the ground.

Full Battle Rattle is the story of a real war and a fake town. In California┬╣s Mojave Desert, the US Army has built a "virtual Iraq"--a billion dollar urban warfare simulation--and populated it with hundreds of Iraqi role players. Army units spend three weeks inside the simulation before deploying to Iraq.

Gerber and Moss follow an Army battalion through the simulation, as they attempt to quell an insurgency and prevent the mock village of Medina Wasl from slipping into civil war. The story is told from both sides of the conflict, and filtered through a compelling cast of characters, including a the Army Coloel who commands the Battalion, the Iraqi exiles who play civilians on the battlefield, and the American soldiers cast as "insurgents." We follow our subjects from the moment they receive their role assignments through their simulated "deaths."

Before the film, Buke and Gass will be performing live, and throughout the show there will be free Radeberger Pilsner for all in attendance.

Venue: Indoors at Chelsea Market
Address: 75 9th Ave (Between 15th and 16th Streets, Manhattan)
Directions: A, C, E, or L to 14th Street and 8th Ave

7:00 PM: Live Music by Buke and Gass (http://www.myspace.com/bukeandgass)

7:30 PM: Full Battle Rattle (http://www.fullbattlerattlemovie.com)

Added by BKLYNfoot on February 5, 2009

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