‘Almost Sunrise’ gets Maine premiere

Jun 16, 2017
Source: Thoughtful Robot Productions Former soldiers Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson are pictured leaving Wisconsin as they embark on a cross-country journey.

Rockland — Rockland Public Library will present the Maine premiere screening of the 2016 documentary “Almost Sunrise” Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m.

The screening is in collaboration with “POV,” PBS' award-winning nonfiction film series. “Almost Sunrise,” directed by Michael Collins, focuses two Iraq veterans, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, both tormented by depression for years after they returned home and pushed to the edge of suicide.

The two embark on an extraordinary journey — a 2,700 mile walk across the country from Wisconsin to California — in order to reflect on their haunting experiences of war and, ultimately, to save themselves. “Almost Sunrise” is an intimate vérité film that eschews stereotypes and instead captures an unprecedented portrait of veterans — one of hope, potential and untold possibilities.

This year's Thursday Film Series is hosted by the Friends of the Rockland Library. In addition to watching great films, viewers can enter a drawing for books related to the movie's topic or theme donated by the Friend's Book Stop.

This event, sponsored by the Friends of the Rockland Library and the library, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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