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My latest film Korengal, takes us back to the same valley with the same troops as in my Academy Award® nominated film Restrepo. Read more

New York, NY Documentary
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This project was successfully funded on May 30, 2014.

My latest film Korengal, takes us back to the same valley with the same troops as in my Academy Award® nominated film Restrepo.

New York, NY Documentary
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Release Schedule

Thanks to our amazing group of backers, we've been able to book the theatrical runs listed below. With your continued support, we'll have the chance to expand even further and into more markets and get Korengal in front of the American public and onto a screen somewhere in your area. 

Visit movietickets.com and enter your zip code to find the theater closest to you and to buy tickets. Thank you, Team Korengal!

SUNSHINE THEATER New York, NY May 30, 2014

NUART THEATER Los Angeles, CA Jun 13, 2014

KENDALL SQUARE Boston, MA Jun 20, 2014

UNIVERSITY 6 Irvine, CA Jun 20, 2014

E STREET Washington, DC Jun 27, 2014

OPERA PLAZA San Francisco, CA Jun 27, 2014

SHATTUCK Berkeley, CA Jun 27, 2014

RITZ BOURSE Philadelphia, PA Jun 27, 2014

CAMELVIEW Phoenix, AZ Jun 27, 2014

ARBOR 8 Austin, TX Jun 27, 2014

FOX TOWER 10 Portland, OR Jun 27, 2014

CHEZ ARTISTE Denver, CO Jul 04, 2014

LAGOON Minneapolis, MN Jul 04, 2014

MIDTOWN ART Atlanta, GA Jul 04, 2014

VARSITY Seattle, WA Jul 04, 2014

GATEWAY FILM CENTER Columbus, OH Jul 11, 2014

BIJOU AT CROSSROADS San Antonio, TX Jul 11, 2014

TINSELTOWN Colorado Springs, CO Jul 11, 2014

DOWNTOWN WEST Knoxville, TN Jul 11, 2014

PARK TERRACE Charlotte, NC Jul 11, 2014

HIGH RIDGE 8 Albuquerque, NM Jul 11, 2014

DEVARGAS 6 Santa Fe, NM Jul 11, 2014

SETH CHILDS 12 Manhattan, KS Jul 18, 2014

CARMIKE 8 Lawton, OK Jul 18, 2014

SUNDANCE CINEMAS Houston, TX Jul 18, 2014

RITZ 13 Columbus, GA Aug 01, 2014

CARMIKE 16 Jacksonville, NC Aug 01, 2014

MARKET FAIR 16 Fayetteville, NC Aug 01, 2014


WYNNSONG 10 Ft. Benning, GA Aug 01, 2014

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Theatrical Screenings + Tickets

We're proud to announce that as a result of your amazing contributions to the KORENGAL Kickstarter campaign, we've been able to book around 20 screens across the country!  At the moment, the only two dates with tickets for sale are New York for May 30th and Los Angeles for June 13.  If you're in either city and want to pre-buy a ticket, you can do so here on Kickstarter, or visit the links below and select the date and time that works best.  However, if you buy your ticket through KS you will also receive a digital download of the film. Thank you for your continued support!

New York: https://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?movie_id=180654&house_id=8098&showdate=

Los Angeles: https://www.movietickets.com/pre_purchase.asp?movie_id=180654&house_id=464&showdate=

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Thank You! 

We're so grateful to be supported by this dynamic community of veterans, families, and supporters! Thank you for helping us reach our Kickstarter goal so quickly - we’re truly humbled.

Since we’ve reached our initial goal and the film will definitely make it into theaters, we’d like to re-focus this campaign and start to drive people towards those specific theatrical dates we’ve been able to book! The more success we have in filling these seats, the better chance we have of bringing KORENGAL to more cities and towns across the country.

Right now, we’re pre-selling tickets for our dates in New York on May 30th and Los Angeles on June 13, and soon we’ll be adding dates in Boston, Irvine, Washington DC, San Francisco, Berkeley, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, Austin, Portland, Denver, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Seattle and Columbus.  For each ticket you purchase, you'll receive a digital download of the film as well.

Again, thank you for the amazing support and let’s continue to work together to get KORENGAL in front of the American public.

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"My goal is to release Korengal into theaters across the country, but in order to make this happen I need your help."

I’m Sebastian Junger and this is my Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for a theatrical release of my latest film, Korengal, which is the follow up to my Academy Award® Nominated film, Restrepo, which I co-directed with my late friend, Tim Hetherington.

Starting in June 2007, Tim Hetherington and I dug in with the men of Second Platoon, making a total of ten trips to the Korengal Valley on assignment for Vanity Fair Magazine and ABC News. Each trip started with a helicopter flight into the main firebase in the valley and then a two-hour foot patrol out to Restrepo. There was no running water at Restrepo, no internet, no phone communication, and for a while, there was no electricity or heat; it was essentially just sandbags and ammo. Some days the outpost was attacked three or four times from distances as close as fifty yards.

We slept alongside the soldiers, ate with them, survived the boredom and the heat and the cold and the flies with them, went on patrol with them, and eventually came to be considered virtually part of the platoon. By the end of the deployment, Tim and I had shot a total of 150 hours of combat, boredom, humor, terror, and daily life at the outpost.

From that experience we made Restrepo, I wrote WAR, and Tim published INFIDEL.

While Tim and I were finishing work on Restrepo, we discussed taking the unused footage we shot in Afghanistan and making another film somewhere down the road. 

Unfortunately, Tim was killed in Libya in April 2011, and we never got to make that film together.  I went on to direct Which Way is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington for HBO, and once I was finished with that project I decided I was ready to go back to the footage that Tim and I shot in Afghanistan and make the movie we had discussed a few years earlier.

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.  Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it.  As one soldier cheers when he kills an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive him for all of the killing he has done.  As one soldier grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he misses the war now that his deployment has ended, and admits he would go back to the front line in a heartbeat. Every bit as intense and affecting as Restrepo, Korengal goes a step further in bringing the war into people's living rooms back home.

My goal is to release Korengal into theaters across the country, but in order to make this happen I need your help.

I financed the editing of this film myself, and now I need to pay for the bookings, advertising, posters, newspaper ads, a theatrical booker, a publicist, and the distribution coordinator.  It turns out, releasing a film theatrically is both a logistical nightmare and an enormous economic burden.

I think I’ve come up with some great and unique rewards that will make your contribution to this campaign more than worthwhile. There’s digital downloads, posters, DVDs, books, signed memorabilia, and even the chance to have a personal screening and dinner with me here in NY.

I hope Korengal will help people understand what its like to have fought for their country and the unbelievable sacrifices our combat veterans have made. I appreciate you taking the time to consider this Kickstarter campaign and for your continued support and interest in my work.

Sincerely,

Sebastian Junger

Risks and challenges

The most daunting aspect of my plan is that I've never released a film by myself in any capacity, let alone theatrically. I've asked myself over and over, will I be able to book the theaters? Will I be able to create awareness in the cities and towns after those screenings are confirmed? Will anyone show up?

There are a lot more questions than there are answers at this point, and while I'm confident in my team's ability to make our theatrical release a success, we need your support in order to make this happen.

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    SCREENING + DOWNLOAD: A ticket to screen "Korengal" opening night in New York at 9:30p on Friday May 30th, at the Sunshine Theatre, followed afterwards by a Q & A with director Sebastian Junger. You will also receive digital download of "Korengal" when it becomes available in September. Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    A signed DVD copy of the Oscar® nominated film “Restrepo” by co-director Sebastian Junger + a signed DVD copy and digital download of “Korengal” + a signed copy of Sebastian Junger’s book “War” + a limited edition Korengal T-Shirt + a "Korengal" movie poster signed by director Sebastian Junger + your name listed under “Special Thanks" on korengalthemovie.com . Includes shipping!

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    A personal, signed thank you note from director Sebastian Junger + a signed DVD copy of the Oscar® nominated film “Restrepo” by co-director Sebastian Junger + a signed DVD copy and digital download of “Korengal” + a signed copy of Sebastian Junger’s book “War” + a limited edition Korengal T-Shirt + a "Korengal" movie poster signed by director Sebastian Junger + your name listed under “Special Thanks" on korengalthemovie.com . Includes shipping!

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    A special preview screening of "Korengal", before it's released in theaters, for you and ten of your friends at the Goldcrest screening room in New York City + dinner afterwards with director Sebastian Junger at his bar, The Half King, in New York City. In addition, you will receive an invitation to the NY Premiere After Party. A signed DVD copy of the Oscar® nominated film “Restrepo” by co-director Sebastian Junger + a signed DVD copy and digital download of “Korengal” + a signed copy of Sebastian Junger’s novel “War” + a limited edition Korengal T-Shirt + a "Korengal" movie poster with a personal note written and signed by director Sebastian Junger + your name listed under “Special Thanks" on korengalthemovie.com. Includes shipping. Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    A special marathon screening series for you and ten of your friends of "Restrepo", "Which Way is the Front Line From Here?" and "Korengal" at the Goldcrest screening room in New York City, followed by a Q&A with director Sebastian Junger. A signed DVD copy of the Oscar® nominated film “Restrepo” by co-director Sebastian Junger + a signed DVD copy and digital download of “Korengal” + a signed copy of Sebastian Junger’s novel “War” + a limited edition Korengal T-Shirt + a "Korengal" movie poster with a personal note written and signed by director Sebastian Junger + your name listed under “Special Thanks" on korengalthemovie.com. Includes shipping. Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    Spend a day one-on-one with director and bestselling author Sebastian Junger, talking about writing, filmmaking and whatever else you'd like to discuss. The day will include a lunch at his bar in New York City, and a visit to the Goldcrest Post facility where Sebastian edited "Restrepo", "Which Way is the Front Line From Here" and "Korengal". The trip to Goldcrest includes a chance to screen "Korengal" with ten of your friends. Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    A special screening of "Korengal" for you and ten of your friends at the Goldcrest screening room in New York City + dinner afterwards with director Sebastian Junger in an exclusive West Village penthouse. A signed DVD copy of the Oscar® nominated film “Restrepo” by co-director Sebastian Junger + a signed DVD copy and digital download of “Korengal” + a signed copy of Sebastian Junger’s novel “War” + a limited edition Korengal T-Shirt + a "Korengal" movie poster with a personal note written and signed by director Sebastian Junger + your name listed under “Special Thanks" on korengalthemovie.com. Includes shipping. Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    A once in a lifetime opportunity to take a sailing trip off Cape Cod with Sebastian Junger and Brendan O'Byrne of the 173rd Airborne, and who is featured in "Korengal" and "Restrepo". Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    For $10,000 we will have a screening somewhere in your hometown! Director Sebastian Junger and Producer Nick Quested will attend the screening and take part in a post-screening Q & A.

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