Served Like A Girl: Film Screening and Q&A

Served Like A Girl: Film Screening and Q&A

Price: Free

When: Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 East 4th Street, Long Beach, CA 90814

A special of screening of a documentary called Served Like a Girl, providing a candid look at several American women as they transition from active duty to civilian life after serving tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Our wounded U.S. female service personnel often return to a stark reality, one that is rarely discussed or considered. Struggling with PTSD, homelessness, broken families, serious illness, physical injuries, and the aftermath of military sexual abuse, these amazing women find ways to adapt and overcome debilitating challenges through participation in the “Ms. Veteran America” competition. Guided by event founder and veteran, Jas Boothe, the women leverage their experiences gained through competition to recover the parts of themselves and their personal identities they had lost on the battlefield. Called “Engaging, Honest and Powerful,” this film is a beautiful tapestry interlaced with poignant moments, social commentary, and humor.

A Q&A will follow the screening, featuring the film’s director Lysa Heslov and MA1 Hope Garcia.

Sponsored by: The Art TheatreArts Council for Long BeachWe Are HearEntertainment Studios Motion PictureU.S. VETS – Long BeachUptown Business Improvement DistrictFingerprintsFinal Salute Inc.AMPED Distribution

Includes Pat Benatar’s “Dancing Through The Wreckage” and new music from Christina Aguilera, Pink, Gwen Stefani and more.

To RSVP to this free event, please visit servedlikeagirl.eventbrite.com

350 Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 / 562.435.ARTS (2787)

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