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GRACE IS GONE

USA, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: James C. Strouse

GRACE IS GONE

“An eloquent metaphor for an American public unwilling or unable to come to terms with the wages of war.” - Variety Middle American husband and father Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) is a manager at a box store. His wife Grace is in Iraq fighting for the US Army. Already struggling to live with her absence, Stanley hits rock bottom when an army officer and chaplain knock on his door one morning to inform him Sergeant Grace Anne Phillips has been killed in combat. In shock and unable to break the news to his two daughters, he takes them on a road trip to find a place and a time that is right for the truth. Winner of two awards at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

D/S James C Strouse P John Cusack, Grace Loh, Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray Dist Roadshow TD 35mm/2006/90mins

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