According to Stars And Stripes Film Festival Co-Chair Tanya Foster,
“Pete Foster and I are constantly humbled by the sacrifices that our Veterans have made to secure our Freedom! We are proud Americans, and to have the opportunity to serve as the Co-Chairs of the second annual Stars & Stripes Film Festival benefiting Sons of the Flag is truly an honor. Sons of the Flag was founded by former Navy SEAL Ryan “Birdman” Parrott, who served on SEAL Team 7, and his passion for honoring Veterans is infectious!
“We are also huge film buffs, and after serving as the president & CEO of the Dallas Film Society for two years, I have remained involved with supporting the film industry, particularly here in Dallas.
“The Stars and Stripes Film Festival brings together two of our passions perfectly! The Festival will be held November 12-15 at the Angelika Theater at Mockingbird Station, and we know that all our friends and businesses in Dallas who honor Veterans in the same way we do will want to be Sponsors or purchase passes by going to wwwSonsoftheFlag.org. Individual tickets will be available in late October. Sponsorships begin at $250 and the sponsorship form can be downloaded here. A huge thank you to Stripe-A-Zone for serving as Presenting Sponsor this year, and to our Honorary Co-Chairs Margaret and Syd Carter! All funds raised directly benefit Veteran, First-Responder and Civilian Burn Survivors supported by Sons of the Flag.
“The 2015 film line-up will be announced at the August 27th kick-off party. The speakers that will be associated with each film will be announced at a later date. Films to be screened this year include:
- “‘Patton’ – Opening night film and party
- “‘Last Days in Vietnam’
- “‘Zero Dark Thirty’
- “‘The Bridges of Toko-Ri’
- “‘Good Job FDNY’
- “‘We Were Soldiers’
- “‘Memphis Belle’
- “‘In Defense of Freedom’: A special documentary film featuring Highland Park High School veterans and their stories
“Pete and I are also thrilled about the seated luncheon event that has been added to the film festival on Friday, November 13, featuring keynote speaker Ret. General Tommy Franks. General Franks was appointed a director on August 26, 2013. General Franks is a retired four-star General. General Franks was promoted to Commander-in-Chief, United States Central Command in June, 2000. The world knows General Franks best following the culmination of an almost four-decade military career that saw him lead American and Coalition troops in two strategically unprecedented campaigns in two years as Commander of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom. I know that he will be fascinating, and Dallas Country Club will offer a wonderfully intimate setting to hear him speak! We expect a quick sell-out for the luncheon so don’t delay.
“The Stars and Stripes Film Festival is programmed by James Faust, Artistic Director of the Dallas Film Society. The Dallas Film Society is a proud partner of Sons of the Flag and is instrumental in the success of the Stars & Stripes Film Festival.
“Come join us and enjoy film, fascinating conversation while helping our military and first responders!”
* Photo provided by Stars And Stripes Film Festival