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‘Restrepo’ director has sorrowful Sundance return

January 21, 2013 • Entertainment


Director Sebastian Junger from the film “Which Way Is Front Line From Here” poses for a portrait during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP Images)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Sebastian Junger wishes his latest Sundance Film Festival documentary never had to be made.

It’s been a bittersweet return for Junger at Sundance, where his war chronicle “Restrepo” won the top documentary prize three years ago.

Junger’s back with “Which Way Is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington,” a portrait of his “Restrepo” co-director, who was killed covering fighting in Libya in April 2011. The film debuts April 18 on HBO.

Junger and producer James Brabazon, a long-time colleague with whom Hetherington covered combat in Liberia, were glad to share the film with Sundance audiences but uneasy coming to a festival that’s billed as a celebration of film.

“It’s an odd feeling. James and I are maybe the only filmmakers in the town who are in some ways quite sad our film exists,” Junger said in an interview alongside Brabazon. “But it’s also our opportunity to sort of communicate how extraordinary our good Login to read more

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