Tim Hetherington, the photojournalist and documentarian killed in Libya on April 20, was scheduled to speak at tomorrow's Oak Cliff Texas Theatre screening of his Oscar-nominated Afghanistan war documentary, Restrepo. Following the tragic and untimely death of the photographer who risked his life to bring all aspects of conflict to the public eye, the event -- held in association with the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Cynthia Mulcahy and Charles Dee Mitchell -- will be held in his honor and will showcase both his documentary and photographic work.
The feature-length film by Hetherington and his co-filmmaker in the project, Sebastian Junger, is a close-up view of one platoon on the front line of the ongoing conflict. Culled from footage shot over the course of more than a year, the film details soldiers' combat-ridden lives in the Korengal Valley, one of the most remote and dangerous areas of Afghanistan. It's a vivid reminder of the side of war that is often unseen and is the result of incredibly powerful people on both sides of the camera's lens.
The Texas Theatre Restrepo screening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, is accompanied by an Oak Cliff Cultural Center photography exhibit, XXI: Conflicts in a New Century, curated by Charles Dee Mitchell amd Cynthia Mulcahy. The exhibit also features a selection of Hetherington's work. Reserve tickets here.
The Mixmaster will be attending the event, so look forward to a recap Thursday.
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