Flags of Our Fathers
Director: Clint EASTWOOD
United States | 2006 - 135 minutes
Saturday 14th 10:30pm Smith Ranch (outdoor)
In February and March of 1945, U.S. troops fight and win one of the most crucial and costly battles of the war on the island of Iwo Jima. A photo of U.S. servicemen raising the flag on Mount Suribachi becomes an iconic symbol of victory to a war-weary nation. The individuals themselves become heroes, though not all survive the war to realize it.
The film made the top ten list of the National Board of Review. Eastwood also earned a Golden Globe nomination for directing. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards — for Best Sound and Sound Editing. Film critic Richard Roeper said, "Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers stands as an American masterpiece."
Eastwood explained that he wanted to tell this particular war story "because there's never been a story on Iwo Jima". Through this film he hopes the audience "gets to know these people, and what they went through."