CAMP X-RAY (2014 Sundance Film Festival Park City Utah USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Stars ììì

Camp X-Ray—a film about Guantanamo Bay—elaborates on the acting skills of Kristen Stewart as she interacts with Peyman Moaadi, who plays a detainee at the camp. The film is worth watching as a low-key examination of challenges involved in female military service, following operating procedures when involvement of heart seems to be called for, and how to address the human factor in such environments.

Storyline

Amy Cole (Kristen Stewart), a young woman who joins the United States Army 8 years after September 11, 2001, receives an assignment to Guantanamo Bay Prison as a prison guard. She makes an unlikely friend in the process.

Additional Thanks

Thank You to Director Peter Sattler for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Emmy Ellison, Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, David Gordon Green, Sophia Lin, and Lindsay Williams for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Newscaster (Nawal Bengholam), Ali (Peyman Moaadi), Ransdell (Lane Garrison), Rico (J.J. Soria), Detainee #1 (Mark Naji), Detainee #2 (Anoop Simon), Cole (Kristen Stewart), Bergen (Cory Michael Smith), Jackson (Ser’Darius Blain), Mary (Tara Holt), IRF #1 (LaDell Preston), IRF #2 (Daniel Leavitt), and Mahmoud (Marco Khan).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s an interesting cultural exchange in the most unlikely and unsuitable conditions.

Ben Meyers

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