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Intergenerational Documentary
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UNKEN ROADS:
Three Generations After D-Day
Opens May 8 in New York City
& June 5 in Los Angeles

First Run Features is proud to announce the theatrical world premiere of Charlotte Juergens' first documentary, Sunken Roads: Three Generations After D-Day, opening May 8, 2020 at the Cinema Village in New York City and June 5, 2020 at Laemmle Theatres in Los Angeles. Juergens and select film participants will be in attendance at screenings during the opening weekend.

Working in the tradition of Agnes Varda, Ross McElwee and other first-person documentarians, Juergens' debut film offers a female (and much younger) perspective on World War II and our "greatest generation."

Don McCarthy was 20 years old on D-Day, when his infantry division landed on Omaha Beach. Don and the other veterans who survived D-Day will soon have passed into memory and legend. This realization inspires 20-year-old filmmaker Charlotte Juergens to join Don and seven other D-day vets on a journey to France a commemorative pilgrimage to Omaha Beach for the 70th anniversary of the invasion.

The vets come to see Charlotte as a granddaughter, trusting her with their stories as they confront the trauma that still haunts them 70 years after the war. In capturing their lives, Charlotte's film offers a new, intergenerational perspective on D-Day, presenting the memories of 90-year-old combat veterans through the eyes of a 20-year-old woman.
 
Filmmaker Biography

Charlotte Juergens works at NBC News Archives, helping documentarians and curators research archival footage for their projects. Outside of filmmaking, she holds degrees in History from Yale and the University of Chicago and will be starting her Ph.D. in History this fall.

Interviews available upon request with Director Charlotte Juergens

SUNKEN ROADS: THREE GENERATIONS AFTER D-DAY
Director - Charlotte Juergens
Country - USA
Run Time - 94 minutes
Language - English & French w/ English subtitles
Format - DCP
Year - 2019
Genre - Documentary
For press inquiries and screening link contact
Kelly Hargraves: (
kelly.hargraves@firstrunfeatures.com)


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