Travis: A Soldier’s Story will have its exciting, Hollywood-style debut at the Angelika this Thursday, and the overwhelming response has already necessitated the addition of a second screen after the first theatre sold out.
The documentary, you may recall from this post, produced by Lake Highlands High School grad Katie Jenkins Norris, is the inspirational true story of Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, who lost parts of both arms and legs when an IED exploded during a routine patrol on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
The film chronicles the daily struggles of Travis, wife Kelsey and young daughter Chloe as they cope with life and its “new normal.” Throughout his lengthy hospitalization and rehab Travis persevered, learning to walk on prosthetic legs and hug his daughter with new arms. The film shines with their courage, hope and resilience and features powerful interviews and emotional reenactments with Travis, Kelsey and fellow soldiers who witnessed the April 10, 2012 explosion and the surrounding aftermath.
If you’d like to go, you can purchase tickets here, but don’t wait. The second screening room is likely to sell out quickly, too. Travis and his family and Katie and her family will all be on hand.