The Star Of The AFI Film Fest
There is no doubt that Hollywood knows how to create a captivating war film complete with all the right ingredients: Intense stunts, mind-blowing special effects, and of course, an emotional storyline to pull it all together. And as we learned at last week’s American Film Institute (AFI) premiere of Lone Survivor, it was clear that the Peter Berg-directed war drama contained all these necessary elements.
Together, Berg and the busiest man in Hollywood, Mark Wahlberg, brought to life the story of Lone Survivor and US Navy SEAL, Marcus Luttrell. And while we could go on forever about how the film successfully takes the audience into the field of battle, that we give the film two thumbs up, etc...our experience at the AFI Film Fest revealed a raw side to Hollywood that we were privileged to see firsthand, with a heart-wrenching emotional aspect resonating well beyond the film’s end.