Thursday, February 25, 2016
Ghost Army Screening
Rayburn House Office Building Room 2013
Washington, DC 20024
Rep. Annie Kuster D-NH is sponsoring this screening of The Ghost Army. Rep. Kuster along with Rep. Peter King (R-NY), have introduced H.R. 2170, the Ghost Army Congressional Gold Medal Act. This legislation would collectively award a Congressional Gold Medal to the unit’s members, providing a long-overdue honor to these courageous, creative individuals.
Rep, Kuster, Filmmaker Rick Beyer and family members of Ghost Army veterans are among those attending the screening. Refreshments will be served.
The Ghost Army premiered in 2013 on PBS and has been broadcast in more than 20 countries. David Weigand at the San Francisco Chronicle called The Ghost Army a “mesmerizing documentary,” going on to say: "You could call it a kind of World War II version of Argo and it makes for a documentary that is almost as gripping as Ben Affleck's film.” he Los Angeles Times called it “fascinating, detailed and oddly delightful.” Matt Roush of TV Guide called it “remarkable and memorable…first-rate…entrancing.” The Wall Street Journal commented: “The unit's work was top secret, its members' experiences, recounted in this film, fascinating above all for what they tell about the determined inventiveness, the all-out ambition to try everything, characteristic of that war effort.” Washington Post and New York Daily News critics both called the documentary "fascinating."