Andrea Luka Zimmerman joins us to discuss the legacy of war, violence and PTSD, alongside a screening of her film Erase & Forget, a powerful artistic portrait of the life and mind of James Gordon ‘Bo’ Gritz, one of America’s most decorated Vietnam veterans, who is alleged to have inspired the Rambo films, and whose life offers an incredible illumination of the legacy of war on both the personal and national psyche.
Using never before seen archive footage of covert US operations, and interviews filmed over a ten year period, Erase And Forget is a compelling inquiry into the nature of human conscience and the limits of deniability, and embodies contemporary American society in all its dizzying complexity and contradictions.
Charting ‘the deep bonds between Hollywood’s fictionalised conflicts and America’s hidden wars’, Erase And Forget provides a complex perspective of an individual and a country in crisis.
Running Time: 1hr 28mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Country of Origin: UK
Year of release: 2017
Tue 20 Nov
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