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Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

The GI Film Festival San Diego presented by Sullivan Solar Power brings the stories of America’s service men and women to life through compelling and authentic films and events. The GI Film Festival San Diego returns October 18-22, 2017 with more film screenings, panel discussions, a family movie night, the awards ceremony and the Local Film Showcase, highlighting San Diego’s local military culture.


  1. Down But Not Out: The Story of Forrest Lang

    Brian Mahoney / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / USA / 2014 / Documentary / 6 mins
    “Down But Not Out: The Story of Forrest Lang” profiles one veteran whose life has been plagued by misfortune. Lang manages to turn his life around and gives back to his community and fellow veterans.
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  2. The Flying Greek

    Mark Vizcarra / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / USA / 2016 / Narrative / 12 mins
    This film follows the story of Steve Pisanos' journey as he becomes a fighter ace during World War II.
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  3. Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / 120 mins
    The GI Film Festival San Diego presented by Sullivan Solar Power brings the stories of America’s service men and women to life through compelling and authentic films and events. The GI Film Festival San Diego returns October 18-22, 2017 with more film screenings, panel discussions, a family movie night, the awards ceremony and the Local Film Showcase, highlighting San Diego’s local military culture.

    In This Program: The Next Part, She Wore Silver Wings, Down But Not Out: The Story of Forrest Lang, The Flying Greek, The Light Once Captured, Love is No News, Operation Allie

    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  4. The Light Once Captured

    Ryan P. Kelly / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / USA / 2013 / Narrative / 6 mins
    A young man is looking at some old film cameras at a garage sale. He thinks the camera which has seen WAR sounds cool, until he gets a glimpse at the past...
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  5. Love is No News

    David Oleary / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / USA / 2013 / Narrative / 8 mins
    It is the story of a man who owns a newspaper stand in the middle of a downtown city business district where among the many daily patrons is a stunning woman who he would never fathom to notice him, much-less have a romantic interest. But she is indeed drawn to his quirky charm.
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  6. The Next Part

    Erin Sanger / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / USA / 2014 / 17 mins
    On Sept. 7, 2011 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, a homemade bomb detonated beside Sergeant First Class Aaron Causey, costing him both legs, several fingers, and portions of his reproductive organs. Told from his wife's point of view, the film details the couple’s remarkable journey through recovery, as well as their struggle to conceive.
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  7. Operation Allie

    Manny Marquez / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / USA / 2015 / Documentary / 8 mins
    After losing 17 friends in combat, Marine Anthony Marquez depended on the companionship of his dog while fighting in Afghanistan. “Operation Allie” is the transformational story of this U.S. Veteran and his dog Allie as they reunite.
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm


  8. She Wore Silver Wings

    Devin Scott / Festivals Showcase, Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego / 2010 / Documentary / 31 mins
    This true story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) is told through Jean Landis – a San Diego County resident who was part of this elite group.
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    Best of the GI Film Festival San Diego

    Museum of Photographic Arts
    February 15, 2017 6:00 pm