Father Soldier Son: Directors Q&A

Dir: Leslye Davis & Catrin Einhorn
United States / 2020 / 100mins

Book Tickets

Date: Thu 30 July, 2020
Time: 20:45
Price: FREE
There are currently no screenings of this film.

What comes after the fanfare and the life-changing event? Beginning as a year-long project on a US battalion, reporters-turned-filmmakers Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis kept filming after wounded soldier Brian Eisch returned home to his two young sons. 

For almost a decade, Einhorn and Davis remained with the Eisch family, observing with great intimacy the messy, turbulent, hard graft of real life.

There's chronic pain and rehabilitation, there's new love and marriage; in between the small triumphs and the unexpected tragedies, there's also the perfectly captured rhythms of family life - breakfasts, school runs and video games. Over time, we see the long-term effects of military service on a family, and the legacy of the unspoken values we pass on to our kids.

A profound exploration of American manhood and the intergenerational effects of trauma, Father Soldier Son is a resonant portrait of a family growing up.

Tune into our Q&A with co-directors Catrin Einhorn and Leslye Davis, hosted by film writer and columnist Ellen E. Jones.


Register HERE for our free Q&A Thursday 30 July. We'll email you all the info you'll need to watch in good time.

Watch Father Soldier Son on Netflix from 17 July.

You can watch in your own time, just make sure you start no later than 7pm on Thursday 30th to be ready to join the Q&A at 8.45pm.