I went to a preview screening of The War Tapes on Monday. The film was introduced by Orville Schell, dean of the UC Berkeley Grad. School of Journalism.
A half hour preview of the film has been shown as part of a discussion (video is online) of coverage of Iraq at the Journalism school in March.
After the film, executive producer Chuck Lacy and Mark Danner who has reported from Iraq many times discussed the film and took questions (I shot some video and will try and edit it together soon).
The film opens Friday, June 30th (tonight) at the Castro in San Francisco and will be expanding around the country over the next few months. Sign up for their email list to find out when it will be near you (and to get scenes which didn't make it into the film).
Lacy and soldier/cameraman Zack Bazzi will be at the 7 and 9:30 pm screenings tonight and on Saturday, July 1. There was a front page story in the Chronicle.
Frontline has done many programs on Iraq and all of them are online. Company of Soldiers was about soldiers in Iraq, and the Soldier's Heart was about what happens once they come home.
Private Warriors was about private contractors in Iraq (the soldiers in the War Tapes
spend a lot of their time guarding their trucks and talk about Halliburton - Dick Cheney was the subject of the Dark Side).