Director Rod Lurie to discuss ‘The Outpost’ at The Picture House virtual screening

Editor’s note: This press release was provided by The Picture House.

Filmmaker Rod Lurie Discusses The Outpost Wednesday, July 15th at 7:30 pm

Watch the new critically acclaimed film The Outpost and join TPH’s Critic-in-Residence Marshall Fine this Wednesday at 7:30 pm for an exclusive conversation with filmmaker Rod Lurie.

The Outpost stars Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, and Milo Gibson, and is based on Jake Tapper’s non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor which tells the story of a team of U.S. soldiers stationed at the deadliest outpost in Afghanistan who are relentlessly attacked by an overwhelming force of Taliban insurgents.

Renowned Director Rod Lurie is a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer who worked as an entertainment reporter and film critic before becoming a filmmaker. He is best known for his film, Deterrence (1999), featured Kevin Pollak as an incumbent U.S. President facing an intense military situation, and the Oscar-nominated film The Contender (2000), with Joan Allen as a female Vice Presidential nominee who is plagued with sexual allegations. Read more about Rod Lurie and register to join the conversation on Wednesday.

“Taking up the film’s final hour, the Battle of Kamdesh represents Lurie’s finest achievement to date as a director, up there with Deterrence and The Contender…There have been other films about the Afghan war…but The Outpost gets it crucially right by bringing home the meaning of heroism as a collective action. The you-are-there ferocity of this sequence, brilliantly abetted by the prowling, handheld camerawork of Lorenzo Senatore, ranks with the best interpretations of combat on film. Your nerves will be shattered, guaranteed.”

–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone