DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Soledad O’Brien Presents: The War Comes Home - The New Battlefront” is a one-time-only event that features a screening of “The War Comes Home,” a true story that follows two veterans of the Iraq war on the brink of suicide as they turn to a five-day emotional boot camp for a life-changing recovery. Following the screening, Soledad O’Brien gathers community leaders, experts on veterans' affairs and celebrity advocates to talk about how our country is serving – and not serving – our veterans as they face the challenges of PTSD, family reintegration and unemployment. Fathom Events and Starfish Media Group present this event at select U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. local time.
Tickets for “Soledad O’Brien Presents: The War Comes Home - The New Battlefront” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 300 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“This is an important conversation because it ultimately lets people that have not ever been in the military world slowly get light into our world and to create this important dialog,” said army-veteran and actor J.R. Martinez.
“The War Comes Home” follows two men on a real-time journey as they confront their post-war demons through meditation, team building exercises and therapeutic healing. The exclusive panel discussion that follows takes the conversation over veterans’ issues one step further as the panelists explore the challenges of assimilation and look for solutions. It includes exclusive one-on-one interviews with actor-director Peter Berg and army-veteran and actor J.R. Martinez.
“This event presents a rare opportunity to shine a light on veterans’ issues with an up-close and personal exploration of those returning from war and how we can better understand them and assist them in their healing process,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “We ask audiences around the nation to join us in supporting our vets and raising awareness of this national issue.”
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our production ‘The War Comes Home’ with a new audience,” said Soledad O’Brien, CEO Starfish Media Group. "The accompanying panel discussion takes the conversation further, providing concrete answers on how we can better serve our nation’s veterans.”
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About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the event cinema distribution arm of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the U.S., and is recognized as the leading distributor of alternative content. It offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions such as the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live’s Hamlet, sporting events like FS1 Presents USA v Mexico, concerts with Roger Waters and One Direction, the TCM Presents classic film series and faith-based events such as The Drop Box and Four Blood Moons. Fathom Events also takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 875 locations in 179 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About Starfish Media Group
STARFISH MEDIA GROUP is a leading production and distribution company focused on real stories, authentic characters, and rich storytelling told across a broad range of content formats and media platforms. SMG and Soledad O'Brien report and produce SERIES, DOCUMENTARIES, DIGITAL CONTENT, LIVE EVENTS, AND FILMED ENTERTAINMENT.
Founded in 2013, SMG explores critical social issues, including the divisive issues of race, class, wealth, opportunity, and poverty, and the personal stories of people who face these obstacles and attempt to overcome them. Starfish continues to produce the highly acclaimed ‘Black in America’ and 'Latino in America' series, originated by O’Brien when she was an anchor at CNN. She also produces documentaries and reports for HBO’s ‘Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.’ Starfish Media Group is based in New York City, but its storytelling takes place around the world.