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Thursday Afternoon Movie @Southwest

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Program Type: Movie/Film
Age: Adult

Every other Thursday, KPL will show newly released DVDs.  Today's feature is the award winning movie Megan Leavey that scored 84% on the Tomatometer! Megan Leavey is based on the true life story of a young marine corporal (Kate Mara) whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq. When she is assigned to clean up the K9 unit after a disciplinary hearing, Leavey identifies with a particularly aggressive dog, Rex, and is given the chance to train him. Over the course of their service, Megan and Rex completed more than 100 missions until an IED explosion injures them, putting their fate in jeopardy. Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (BLACKFISH) from a screenplay by Pamela Gray and Annie Mumolo & Tim Lovestedt, the film also stars Edie Falco, Ramón Rodríguez, Bradley Whitford, and Common. Rated PG-13 (for war violence, language, suggestive material, and thematic elements). Runtime 141 minutes. Patrons are welcome to stay after the movie credits for a short discussion of the film and even make suggestions for future matinee showings.