DC tastemakers enjoyed a special screening of the Netflix original film War Machine at the Landmark E Street Cinema earlier this month.
After previewing the film, which stars Brad Pitt, writer/director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom) and MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan participated in a post-screening panel conversation moderated by Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University and an illustrious American historian specializing in international relations and American foreign policy.
War Machine is a Netflix original film is inspired by the book The Operators: The Wild & Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan by the late journalist Michael Hastings. It tells the story of a successful, charismatic four-star general who leapt in like a rock star to command coalition forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by his own hubris and a journalist’s no-holds-barred expose.
According to its release, “War Machine addresses the debt we owe to soldiers to question the purposes to which they are being directed.”
Other notable attendees at the event included: Senator Rand Paul; Steve Clemmons, The Atlantic’s Washington Editor at Large; and Allison Jaslow, Executive Director for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
Joining Pitt in War Machine is a highly decorated cast including Emory Cohen, RJ Cyler, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Scoot McNairy, Will Poulter, Alan Ruck, Lakeith Stanfield, Josh Stewart, Meg Tilly, Tilda Swinton and Sir Ben Kingsley.
War Machine will be released globally on Netflix and in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on May 26, 2017.
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