I've never been one to brag. But there are times when I want to shout out something done for someone who deserves it.
After watching RESTREPO screen around the county where Juan "Doc" Restrepo grew up, I decided to take the matter into my own hands. It's been bugging me that the film hasn't screened here yet. Rather disrespectful, I thought.
I placed a call to the Regal Entertainment Group HQ this week and asked them to bring the film home. The Regal HQ rep hemmed and hawed. I reminded him that Doc's family and friends live here and it would an honorary thing to do for a hometown young man who gave his life to keep this country safe. Again, the rep hemmed and hawed. Again, I persisted with bringing the film home for Doc's loved ones here.
A few minutes ago, the Regal Miami distributor called and said they were pleased to bring RESTREPO to the Sunrise, FL Regal Sawgrass Stadium on October 29. I sit here writing this in stunned amazement. This is what can happen if you take a shot in the dark. You might actually hit your target.
I nailed my target. Me and my cojones, that is.
These screenings are for "Doc".