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Battleship IOWA Virtual Film Screening: The Outpost

Today marks the nineteenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That day was a watershed for many young people. It motivated them to step up to serve their nation. The Outpost tells the story of a group of these heroes.

In 2009 “…small unit of U.S. soldiers, alone at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, [battled] an overwhelming force of Taliban fighters in a coordinated attack. The Battle of Kamdesh became the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghanistan War, and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.”


“What elevates Lurie’s film is the balance, never allowing his film to turn into blind jingoism, or a castigation of a broken system that sacrifices young men. He keeps his eye where it belongs, on the real people caught in the middle of it all, stuck in the valley of war.”
From a review by Roger


Thanks to Screen Media, Battleship IOWA Museum will host a free virtual screening of the film The Outpost on September 17th and a virtual Q&A featuring the director Rod Lurie along with cast members and special guests on September 18th.

This special event will run over two evenings:

  • September 17, 2020, 7:30 PM – Screening of The Outpost
  • September 18, 2020, 7:30 PM – Q&A with Rod Lurie hosted by Tanya Acker, actress and star of Hot Bench on CBS, and Battleship IOWA board member.

Click HERE to RSVP for the free screening, then grab your seat for the Q&A with a donation of any amount to support the Veterans Resource Center at Battleship IOWA.

Questions about the screening? Email our comms team.

Questions about our veterans programming? Email Janice Bowman.

See you at the movies!

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