Which Way Is the Front Line from Here?

Which Way Is the Front Line from Here?


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Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? (2013)

Also Known As: Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington

Opened: 04/12/2013 Limited

NoHo 7/LA04/12/2013 - 04/18/20137 days
Quad Cinema/NY04/12/2013 - 04/18/20137 days
HBO, 8 pm04/18/2013 - 04/18/20131 day

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Genre: Documentary

Rated: Unrated

A moving portrait of the acclaimed war photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington by his RESTREPO co-director - journalist Sebastian Junger.


On April 20, 2011, shortly after the release of his documentary RESTREPO -- and only six weeks after attending the Oscar ceremony as a nominee -- photographer and filmmaker Tim Hetherington was killed by mortar fire in the city of Misrata, Libya, where he'd been covering the civil war. He bled out in the back of a pick-up truck while being raced to the hospital, comforted by a Spanish photojournalist who was holding his hand and trying to keep him awake. Those moments ended a brilliant ten-year career in which Hetherington not only covered such dramatic frontline stories as Liberia and Afghanistan, but also transcended the conventional boundaries of image-making to become one of the most important journalists of his generation.

In the powerful new feature-length HBO documentary WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON, Hetherington's RESTREPO co-director and bestselling author Sebastian Junger ("The Perfect Storm," "War") traces his close friend's work across the world's battlefields to reveal what made him such a singular talent -- and remarkable human being. The film also illuminates the incredible risks of the combat journalist's profession, at a time when they are dying with greater and greater frequency in war zones.

WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? will have its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival in the Documentary Premieres section, followed by its debut on HBO in April 2013. The film screens just three years after Restrepo was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in documentary competition. Hetherington and Junger spent a year embedded in Afghanistan with an American platoon in Restrepo, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature the following year.

During the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, the Julie Nester Gallery will present an exhibition of photographs by Tim Hetherington. Opening Jan. 17, the exhibition will consist of photographs taken in Liberia and Afghanistan and will be on view through Jan. 30th. The gallery is located at 1280 Iron Horse Drive, Park City, Utah.

The April HBO debut of WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? coincides with the publication of "Here I Am: The Story of Tim Hetherington, War Photographer" (Grove Press), a compelling portrait of the photojournalist by journalist and writer Alan Huffman.

The family of Tim Hetherington has gifted The Estate of Tim Hetherington to The Tim Hetherington Charitable Trust. The Trust will use all proceeds from Hetherington's photographs, exhibitions, books and films for humanitarian causes. Visit www.timhetherington.org for more information.

WHICH WAY IS THE FRONT LINE FROM HERE? THE LIFE AND TIME OF TIM HETHERINGTON is an HBO Documentary Films presentation; directed by Sebastian Junger; produced by Nick Quested and James Brabazon; field photography by James Brabazon, Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger; edited by Geeta Gandbhir and Maya Mumma; supervising editor, Geeta Gandbhir; original music by Joel Goodman; co-produced by Gretchen McGowan. For HBO: supervising producer, Sara Bernstein; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.