Born on the Fourth of July

Saturday, November 7
1:30 PM

Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater
Add To Calendar 20151107 13:30 20151107 1444928400 America/New_York VFF: Born on the Fourth of July

Ron Kovic enlists in the Marines and, by 1968, is a sergeant fighting in the Vietnam War, where he experiences the massacre of a village of Vietnamese citizens. Ron is later severely wounded and sent to recover under deplorable conditions in a veterans’ hospital. Finally returning home and permanently in a wheelchair, Ron begins to alienate his family and friends over political differences. Although he tries to maintain his dignity as a Marine, Ron struggles to find his way back into society when he feels his government has betrayed him and his fellow Vietnam veterans. Discussion with director Oliver Stone and Bob Toplin (U.Va.)

Presented by C-VILLE Weekly

Downtown Mall : The Paramount Theater Virginia Film Festival