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The Kill Team: SF Premiere With Director Dan Krass

Exclusive Engagement: One Week Only August 1-7
Director Dan Krauss: Friday, August 1 Q&A after the 7:20pm show
Sunday, August 3 Q&A after the 4:30pm show

Kill Team
Opera Plaza Cinema
Information: 415-771-0183
Movie Line: 415-771-0183
Official Web Site

Infuriating and illuminating — The Kill Team looks at the devastating moral tensions that tears at soldiers’ psyches through the lens of one highly personal and emotional story. Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan when he attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. But Winfield’s pleas went unheeded. Left on his own and with threats to his life, Private Winfield was himself drawn into the moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever. With extraordinary access to the key individuals involved in the case—including Private Winfield, his passionately supportive parents, and Winfield’s startlingly candid compatriots in the so-called “Kill Team”—Academy Award-nominated director Dan Krauss (“The Death of Kevin Carter”) expertly constructs an overwhelmingly powerful film that is a balanced and nuanced look at the personal stories so often lost inside the larger coverage of the longest war in U.S. history.

…some thoughts from the Director

With this film, I would like to introduce audiences to a new concept just starting to be discussed in
psychiatric circles: “moral injury.” It refers to a psychological wound that comes from having taken an
action – or not prevented an action – that is a betrayal of oneჼs core moral values.

Adam Winfied was forced to confront his core morality in the blink of an eye, amid the most
unimaginable circumstances. These sorts of life and death decisions are incredibly destructive – not
just in that moment – but in the months and years afterward, as soldiers replay in their minds over and
over again the choices they made or failed to make. In witnessing such stories, we too are forced to
weigh our own priorities, our own values and our own sense of right and wrong. In short, we are
forced to ask ourselves, “what would I do?”      — Dan Krauss

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A Long, Hard Recovery From Fort Hood Shooting

Sgt. Patrick Zeigler

Elizabeth Nida Obert / enida@pos
Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler, who spent time at Saint Marys Hospital after being shot during the Fort Hood shootings, is a guest faculty member during Mayos annual brain injury conference. His wife, Jessica, is also pictured.

July 3-5, Pier 39, San Francisco
Mayo Clinic’s Mobile Exhibit
US Army Sgt. Patrick Zeigler will be at the exhibit 3-4 hours a day to meet visitors and share his story of military service and recovery.

Read Jeff Hansel‘s The Post-Bulletin story Friday, June 22, 2012

A Long, Hard Recovery  From Fort Hood Shooting

When a traumatic brain injury hits home, it gets a lot of attention at first, but that attention fades with time.

But for those directly affected, the reality of brain injury grows, as does the resolve to deal with it.

For Army Staff Sgt. Patrick Zeigler and his wife, Jessica, recovery from the Nov. 5, 2009, shootings at Fort Hood continues all day, every day.

He’s had 31 months of full-time, acute care and rehabilitation at 10 hospitals in five states. They feel as if hospitals are their home. Read the entire story…

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VA Town Hall Meetings With Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Dear Veteran:

I want to hear from you if you are having difficulty securing a medical appointment with either the VA Palo Alto or VA San Francisco health care systems. Please call my district office at 650-342-0300; or email Mark Nagales in my district office at

I will also hold two town halls to give you the opportunity to speak in person about issues you have with the VA appointment system. The Palo Alto town hall will be jointly held with Rep. Anna Eshoo and myself.  Here is the town hall schedule:

  • Monday, July 7, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m., Building 101 auditorium VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto.
    Director Lisa Freeman will participate.
  • Monday, July 21, 2014, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m., Building 7 auditorium, VA San Francisco Medical Center, 4150 Clement, San Francisco.
    Director Bonnie Graham will participate.

Anyone wishing to speak or attend either Town Hall should “register” with my office by telephone: 650-342-0300, or email to . Seating is limited.

There will be no public discussion of an individual’s health. Please limit comments to how hard or easy it was to see VA health care personnel.


All the best,

Member of Congress


Katrina Rill
District Press Secretary
Office of Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14)
U.S. House of Representatives
155 Bovet Road, Suite 780
San Mateo, CA 94402
(T) 650-342-0300
(M) 650-208-7441
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Another World Posse Ball!

Another-World-Posse-BallVeteran Artists presents
Memorial Day weekend
Another World Posse Ball!
Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23, 2014 11:00 PM
May 24th 8p-12a
May 25th 8p-12a
Tickets: $5 donation Eventbrite

A 360 degree walk-in installationARTparty

Mural Art: Diego Gomez, Jeremy Novy, & Dimas Arellano
Sculptural Art: Bob Burnside & Chickpea
Artistic Director: Stephen Funk
Green Screen performances: Miss Rahni, Kallisto, Effervescence Jackson, Bearonce Growles, Avocado Jones, Ryan Hayes, Flynn Witmeyer, Samuelroy, Mutha Chucka, Bernadette Bohan, Yosephine Tinkelman, Tara Wrist, & more!
+++Posse Ball!
Featuring Go BANG! dj’s Sergio Fedasz & Steve Fabus
360 degree visuals by: Digital Introspect


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The NEXT STAGE Performs!!!


Join Us
Theater Games Performances
Tuesday, May 27th, 7:00 pm
$10 Suggested Donation
Contact:, 415 826-6505

You are invited to a performance of Theater Games presented by advanced students of The Next Stage. We present a rare & delightful array of improvisations, never seen before, performed with panache. Continue reading

Ryan McClymont,  Private Sarah M_________, handwoven photographic digital print, 14x20

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The Veterans Eye

April 26 – May 25 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 1-5pm Veterans Community Media Center

An exhibit of Latonia Dixon’s paintings, Ryan McClymont’s photographs and photographic weavings and and Mark Pinto photographs and part of his GI Joes series.

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The Last Season

The Last Season

By SF based filmmaker Sara Dosa
SF International Film Festival
April 25, Friday, 6:45pm @ Kabuki Cinema, San Francisco
April 27, Sunday, 12:30pm @ BAM/PFA Cinema, Berkeley
May 5, Monday, 3:30pm @ Kabuki  Cinema, San Francisco
Twitter: @LastSeasonFilm

Amid the bustling world of Central Oregon’s wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75 year-old sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46 year-old platoon leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Freedom Fighters who battled the Khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, Continue reading


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