IR Interview: Ciro Guerra (Writer/Director) & Brionne Davis For “Embrace Of The Serpent” [Oscilloscope]
SEVERE CLEAR (from Sirk Productions) to screen at New York City’s IFC Center and Hollywood’s Arclight Cinema in August as part of DocuWeeks 2009.
SEVERE CLEAR is based on the memoir by First Lieutenant Mike Scotti as well as video footage shot by him and other members of 1st Battalion, 4th Marines on the outset of the 2003 invasion of Iraqi. Through their cameras we see the raw sounds of war, capturing the harrowing three hundred mile charge to Baghdad through hostile enemy territory. The footage used to create SEVERE CLEAR was never shot for the purpose of making a movie. In this digital age of embedded reporters, the film truly strips the barriers between audience and soldier, personalizing the fear, moral conundrum and adrenaline rush of life on the battlefield. SEVERE CLEAR offers an unflinching look at the uncertainty, disorder and chaos of war from the remarkable perspective of one Marine.
“instantly reminds us of Kubrick’s FULL METAL JACKET…as striking as any war narrative you can imagine”- EFILMCRITIC
“grimly exciting”- SPOUT
“a vividly intimate portrait of soldiers” THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE
“it doesn’t preach or explain, and it can be hard to watch, but you ignore it at your own peril” – FILMMAKER MAGAZINE
“a fluid cinematic experience” – INDIEWIRE