"The technology is to help emotions. It's all emotional. It's not like a spectacle." Ang Lee (Director)
A revolutionary leap in cinema.
Three-time Academy Award© winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, based on the critically acclaimed bestselling novel by Ben Fountain. It's told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing battle in Iraq and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour. Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad – contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions. Lee used new technology, shooting at an ultra-high frame rate for the first time in film history, to create an immersive digital experience that allows him to dramatize war in a way never seen before. The cast also deserves a mention – it features Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker and Garrett Hedlund, as well as Vin Diesel and Steve Martin.
2016 NEW YORK
Ang Lee was born in 1954, in Taiwan. His directorial debut was Pushing Hands (1992). He became the first Asian to win an Academy Award for best director in 2006 with Brokeback Mountain (2005). In 2013 he won his second Academy Award for directing Life of Pi (2012).