Salute the Troops as the GI Film Festival Marches into Select U.S. Movie Theaters This April

Fathom Events and the GI Film Group Present This One-Night Event
Hosted by Jamie Kaler With Special Guest Appearances by Adam Driver,
Gary Sinise, Danny Trejo and a Recorded Message From First Lady Michelle
Obama and Dr. Jill Biden

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fathom Events, in partnership with GI Film Group, presents The
GI Film Festival Cinematic Salute to the Troops
” on Thursday,
April 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. local time. The GI Film Festival, hailed by Bloomberg
as “Sundance for the troops,” will present two short
documentaries as part of the Fathom event – “Climb,” the story of a
double amputee’s journey for charity and “The Real Inglorious Bastards,”
a story about a U.S. WWII veteran’s incredible undercover mission in
Nazi-occupied Europe. Hosted by Jamie Kaler (American Heroes Channel’s
America: Facts vs. Fiction) with special appearances by Adam Driver
(“Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Girls”), Gary Sinise (“Forrest Gump,”
“Apollo 13”), and others. The event also includes an exclusive sneak
peek of GI Film Festival X, the festival’s 10th annual event, and the
upcoming military apocalyptic feature, “Range 15,” written and produced
by veterans of the U.S. military. As part of their Joining Forces
initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recorded a
special message for this event.

Tickets for “The GI Film Festival Cinematic Salute to the Troops” can be
purchased online starting Friday, March 11, 2016 by visiting
or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will
be able to enjoy the event in more than 375 movie theaters. For a
complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website
(theaters and participants are subject to change).

“As a veteran of the U.S. Navy, it has been an honor and privilege to
host the GI Film Festival over the past few years. I’m very proud to
play a small part in the amazing accomplishments that they’ve achieved
over the past decade. It’s important to help the people who have served
our country and tell their stories. Now that the festival has reached a
national platform, I look forward to helping them move forward on this
important event with Fathom,” said Jamie Kaler.

This one-night event features two dynamic stories, honoring the warrior
spirit. “Climb,” a 15-minute award-winning documentary short, narrated
by actor Gary Sinise, tells the story of double amputee Rob Jones who
biked across the country during one of the coldest winters on record to
raise money for veteran charities. Second, the award-winning
documentary, “The Real Inglorious Bastards,” tells the remarkable true
story of a group of Jewish refugees who join the U.S. military and
return to Germany to perform one of the most daring special-forces
intelligence operations during WWII.

“Fathom is always thrilled for the opportunity to pay tribute to our
troops. This event allows audiences to honor veterans that have served
in recent wars and to reflect on the service from years past. We are
proud to be partnering with the GI Film Festival in their 10th year to
bring this to theaters nationwide,” said Fathom Events CEO John Rubey.

“As a military family we could not be happier to kick-off our 10th year
celebration of the GI Film Festival with our new partnership with Fathom
Events. We are so excited to share this dynamic night of entertainment
about our military heroes in theaters coast to coast, providing
interaction, entertainment and insight into the important role members
of our Armed Forces play at home and abroad,” stated GI Film Festival
Co-Founders Army veteran Laura Law-Millett and her husband, Brandon

For artwork/photos related to “The GI Film Festival Cinematic Salute to
the Troops,” visit the Fathom Events press

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

About GI Film Group

The GI Film Group is the production entity for the award-winning GI Film
Festival, a 501c3 non-profit organization described as “Sundance for the
Troops.” The mission of the GI Film Festival is to preserve the stories
of military veterans through film, television, training and live special
events. GI Film Festival events provide an exceptionally diverse line-up
of programming, covering all branches of service, every major conflict,
and every major film genre while addressing a variety of issues of
concern to the veteran community, including post-traumatic stress,
homelessness, and unemployment. For more information, visit


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