Military gets free showing at Oceanside film fest

OCEANSIDE — A special military-themed screening preview, part of the ongoing Oceanside International Film Festival, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 11, at Oceanside Library, downtown Civic Center branch, 330 N. Coast Highway. The event is free to military, veterans and their families (with military ID and advance registration) and $5 for the general civilian public.The three-hour film screening session is to give a sneak peek of the full four-day film festival, which will run Aug. 16 to Aug. 19.

Two military-oriented, full-length documentaries will be shown: “Flat Daddy” by Brooklyn filmmakers and “Voices of a Never Ending Dawn” from an Orange County filmmaker. The two films depict war eras separated by a century, but they strongly echo with each other on many topics. The first documentary is about the hardship U.S. military families suffer and their ways of coping with it in the modern days. The second one is about the hardship U.S. troops experienced during deployment in World War I and how their families courageously fought to bring them back from a mission gone wrong on a foreign soil.

For registration, go to Advance registration is strongly recommended. Walk-ins are welcome at the Library on the day of the event, but subject to seat availability. For the complete schedule of OIFF and admission pricing, visit



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