AMC Loews 34th St. – 4pm
Saturday, October 20th
INTO SUNLIGHT By Ron Honsa
67 min | Documentary | USA, VIETNAM | 2017
Out of Competition
INTO SUNLIGHT brings together a choreographer, her dancers, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the non-fiction book that inspired her bold experiment. David Maraniss’ They Marched Into Sunlight is a chronicle of the Vietnam era that explores the effects of war on those in battle and those at home. The year is 1967, the same year of student protests on the University of Wisconsin campus. The challenge for choreographer Robin Becker is to combine these historic events in Vietnam and on the home front into a full-scale contemporary dance. Director Ron Honsa blends rehearsal and performance footage with interviews of key figures from the book and the author himself. The film comes full circle when the dancers are invited to perform their work in Vietnam, adding another layer of depth to this provocative story of war and its lasting imprint on all of us.