Ang Lee, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Joe Alwyn, Chris Tucker, Makenzie Leigh, Garrett Hedlund, and producer Marc Platt discussed 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' at a Q&A following its World Premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival.
Ang Lee’s stunning adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel is the story of an Iraq war hero (newcomer Joe Alwyn) who comes home with his fellow members of Bravo Company for a victory tour. This culminates in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game—a high-intensity media extravaganza summoning memories of the trauma of losing his beloved sergeant in a firefight. Lee’s brave, heartbreaking film goes right to the heart of a great division that haunts this country: between the ideal image of things as they should be and the ongoing reality of things as they are. Billy Lynn is also a giant step forward in the art of cinema, made with a cinematographic process years ahead of its time. With a brilliant supporting cast, including Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, and Garrett Hedlund, with Vin Diesel and Steve Martin. A TriStar Pictures release.
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