First show: July 14
Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the wrenching change many soldiers face upon returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky’s (Ryan Eggold) doorstep after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Suffering from both P.T.S.D. and physical wounds unseen but devastating, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott) won’t let him. At a local strip club, run by a ruthless killer (Fairuza Balk), Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb) who leads him into a violent world every bit as dangerous and isolating as the brutality Luke so desperately tried to leave behind in Afghanistan. Battle Scars raises awareness regarding the hidden traumas of war as well as the taboos surrounding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), in addition to exploring the emotional and psychological effects of war, battle, and tours of duty on spouses and families. 94 min. Directed by Danny Buday. Not rated.
BATTLE SCARS: Upcoming Showtimes