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July 14–20, 2017

Battle Scars

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Film still: Battle Scars


Chicago Premiere

Battle Scars examines the war experience as well as the personal challenges many soldiers face upon returning home. Luke Stephens (Zane Holtz) shows up on his brother Nicky's (Ryan Eggold) doorstep after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Suffering from both PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and physical wounds, Luke wants nothing more than to forget the war, but his veteran father (David James Elliott) will not allow it. At a local strip club, run by a ruthless killer (Fairuza Balk), Luke crosses paths with Michelle (Heather McComb) who leads him into a violent world every bit as dangerous and isolating as the brutality Luke so desperately tried to leave behind in Afghanistan.

Battle Scars raises awareness regarding the hidden traumas of war as well as the taboos surrounding PTSD, in addition to exploring the emotional and psychological effects of war, battle, and tours of duty upon spouses and families.

Directed by Danny Buday, U.S.A., 2015, 94 mins.


  • Fri., July 14 at 6:30 & 8:30 pm
  • Sat., July 15 at 5:45 & 7:45 pm
  • Sun., July 16 at 3:45 & 5:45 pm
  • Mon.–Thurs., July 17–20 at 6:30 & 8:30 pm
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$10 general admission

$5 for Facets Members

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

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  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation