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Film and Discussion: Dirty Wars (4:10 Show)

  • Jun 23, 2013 · 3:45 PM
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In Dirty Wars, investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill takes us on a journey through the secret world of America's covert wars around the globe.  Between CIA agents, military personnel, US backed warlords, and survivors of night raids and drone strikes, we are given an inside look at America's hidden global battlefield.

Showtime is 4:10. We'll begin gathering in the lobby to the right of the front doors starting at 3:45, then go in and get seats about 10 minutes before the show starts.  I'll be wearing a Meetup pin. Afterwards, we'll go out to one of the nearby eateries for food, drinks, and discussion.

While Sunday afternoon shows are sometimes sparsely attended (like last week), the Kendall is also known to suddenly sell out large blocks of tickets to special interest groups. So if you know you want to go, it's a good idea to get advance tickets. If you decide not to go, you can get a refund online up to an hour before showtime.

Advance Tickets

Ticket refund and other customer service info

Street parking is free on Sundays with no neighborhood parking restrictions, and the Kendall validates parking in the nearby lot. Also, the Kendall/MIT Red Line stop is a few blocks away.

Hope to see you there :)

 

From the Kendall Website:

Part political thriller and part detective story, the documentary Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, on a gripping journey into the heart of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond. What begins as a report into a U.S. night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the "kill list," including U.S. citizens. Drawn into the stories and lives of the people he meets along the way, Scahill is forced to confront the painful consequences of a war spinning out of control, as well as his own role as a journalist. Dirty Wars takes viewers to remote corners of the globe to see first-hand wars fought in their name, leaving haunting questions about freedom and democracy, war and justice. Original score by the Kronos Quartet.

Official Film Web Site

Kendall Square Cinema Web Site

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  • John

    Interesting film, if scary and depressing. As many said, sad thing is that none of it is very surprising. Great dinner and discussion afterwards - MuLan is definitely on the Kendall rotation. Apologies to those who had trouble getting tickets...in general I suppose it's worth a call to the cinema when tickets don't appear to be available on the website. Thanks to all who came out, newcomers and regulars alike :)

    June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wasn't really impressed with the movie. Maybe that had more to do with my being a bit under the weather. But it's always good to get out and hang out with friendly, interesting people for a while, no matter what. Nice to see /meet everybody. Thanks, as always, John for organizing.

      June 24, 2013

  • Doreen C.

    The movie was a little slow paced....found myself nodding off several times. What was in it was not exactly shocking, but rather disappointing to have some of my fears confirmed about the military having too much power. However, I maintain some skepticism. While some things seemed to be confirmed...much of it was simply word of mouth testimony. There are many things that the general public is not privy to. It is a complex issue because if the government does nothing how will acts like 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing be deterred? Then again, hiring mercenaries so they have plausible deniability and letting them run amok is certainly not a viable option. Awesome discussions afterward with lots of different viewpoints.

    June 24, 2013

  • Beverly

    Sorry...the heat has made me sick & I have a toothache..tks to Kathy for letting me know tks were still available! Hope you enjoy the film & Discussion..see you all soon...sorry to miss this.

    June 23, 2013

  • Barbara

    Unable to get ticket. With
    much regret, cannot go.

    June 23, 2013

  • Michele

    Unfortunately, I can't make it tomorrow evening.

    June 22, 2013

  • Josee

    Sorry I can't make that time. See you next time!

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss

    June 13, 2013

  • Theresa

    Sorry to miss this. Have fun!

    June 6, 2013

  • An O.

    Can't make this one since I'll be out of the country. Have fun!

    June 6, 2013

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