Updated: Aug 3, 2019
On Sunday, August 11, the Monmouth Film Festival will screen several films that deal with the unique challenges faced by war veterans and their families. More than 40 years have passed since the official end of the Vietnam War. For years, many veterans refused to talk about their experience. Now, four vets who belong to the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial have decided to share their stories for the first time in Vietnam Aftermath, directed by Tom Phillips. The second short film in this block, Forgotten, documents the Vietnam Veterans of America NJ Shore Area Chapter 12's effort to find and identify those unclaimed forgotten remains of American veterans and their spouses and inter them with full military honors at the NJ Veterans Cemetery.
At 7:30 on Sunday, the Monmouth Film Festival will present The Field Afar: The Life of Fr. Vincent Capodanno, a feature length documentary about a Catholic priest who received the Medal of Honor for his valor as a chaplain to the Marine Corps during some of the most harrowing battles of the Vietnam War. This film is directed by Tim Moriarty and Jake Ehrlich.
Tickets to the fourth annual Monmouth Film Festival are on sale now at monmouthfilmfestival.org. Visit the site today to see the entire festival lineup including live events, screenings of more than 100 films, the Red Carpet Networking Event, and much more.