Not Yet Begun to Fight Nominated for 3 NW Emmy Awards

Congratulations to the team! Not Yet Begun to Fight was nominated in the categories of Direction/Post-Production, Editing and for the Documentary (Topical). Winners will be announced on June 7th in Seattle.

What the critics are saying…

Elliott Lifting

Not Yet Begun to Fight chosen by The New York Times as a top television selection for its national premier.

Chaz Ebert reflects on the late Roger Ebert’s response to the film.

Leonard Maltin’s Indiewire review… “This beautifully realized film is humbling, insightful,
and inspiring in the deepest sense of that word.”

LA Times review… “… a lyrical meditation on nature and war…”

The Hollywood Reporter review“Deeply moving…”

The Village Voice review “It stuns…”

NY Times review “The directors, Shasta Grenier and Sabrina Lee, delicately find moments of openness in casual, lapidary interviews with five men at different points in recovery.”

Chicago Sun-Times and Roger (3.5 out of 4 stars) review

Beautiful Chicago Tribune article (Nina Metz).

The Missoulian article here

Check out Huffington Post Live’s 30-minute segment hosted by Jacab Soboroff.  Sabrina Lee was joined by Erik Goodge from the film, Pulitzer Prize Winning  journalist David Wood, therapist Karen Soltes and Ret. Major Mark Graham to discuss what veterans face upon their return home.

Click Play to hear the Orlando Public Radio interview on WMFE 90.7!

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Profoundly heartbreaking… inspirational stories…”  Ocala Star Banner.  Click here  to check out  Travis Atria’s in-depth piece.

Poignant… (A) mix of wild beauty and ugly reality...” The Orlando Sentinel.   Click here  to read the rest of this beautiful article by Kate Santich.

Profoundly powerful…  Expertly crafted…”  Click here for the full, four-star review.

Harrowing, artful… gives the impression you are getting into the headspace of these men, men whose bravery and skill allowed them to soar above the  fray and who have now plunged back to earth…” Click here to read the rest of a fantastic review from this super-smart online magazine.

“ “Must-see” is a phrase tossed at many a romantic comedy or summer blockbuster, but when I apply those words here, I mean this: as citizens, it is our obligation to do right by and reach out to those who protect us with their lives. “Not Yet Begun To Fight” is a strenuous but necessary film to watch…” Bozeman Magpie.  Click here to see the full article Andrea Smith.


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Thanks to the San Diego Union Tribune for a great piece on the film, and to the San Diego City Beat’s blurb highlighting the film at the 2012 San Diego Film Festival.

Watch Bill Kurtis’ Review

Watch as documentarian / filmmaker / journalist Bill Kurtis offers his endorsement of “Not Yet Begun To Fight.”

Headed to LA and NYC for Week Long Runs this Fall

Not Yet Begun to Fight will be shown at The Quad in NYC (October 25th to October 31st) and at The Music Hall in Beverly Hills (November 1st – November 8th). Both theaters will host two screenings a day, with screening times TBA announced later in Fall. Opening weekends in both cities will include Q&As with the Directors and former Marine Erik Goodge from the film. See you there!

Jury Prize and Audience Choice Winner at Prescott Film Festival

Not Yet Begun to Fight was honored with both the Jury Prize and Audience Award at the 2013 Prescott Film Festival. Thank you for the opportunity to share the film with your community!

A Full House (and Standing Ovation) for Film at Roger Ebert’s Film Festival

What an incredible weekend! Not Yet Begun to Fight joined the company of 11 other amazing and daring feature length films at Ebertfest 2013. Our Sunday screening, which closed the festival, was a truly a humbling experience. Thanks so much to the gracious audience and to former Marine/film subject Erik Goodge who joined Sabrina Lee (Producer/Co-Director), Steve Platcow (EP) and moderator-extraordinaire and Chicago film critic Steve Boone for an honest, meaningful and occasionally hilarious discussion after.

NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT to Screen at Roger Ebert’s Film Festival this Month

What a tremendous honor! NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT was one of twelve feature-length films hand-picked to screen at Roger Ebert’s film festival, Ebertfest, later this month. One of only two documentaries, NOT YET will be the closing film of the festival, screening at The Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL on Sunday, April 21st, at noon. Please take a moment to check out the rest of the stellar line-up for the festival (where you can also find ticketing information) at As the last curated event of the late and most beloved film critic of our time, Ebertfest will be fantastic festival and beautiful tribute to Mr. Ebert.

NOT YET Wins “Big Sky Award” at Big Sky Doc Film Festival

Thanks to all the folks at the Big Sky Festival for a great screening at The Wilma and another opportunity to share the film with huge Montana crowd. We’re honored to be the 2013 winners of the Big Sky Award!

Two Thumbs Up & 3.5 of 4 Stars from Chicago Sun Times/!

NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT is headed to the Siskel Center in Chicago for its Windy City Premier.  Two Showings Saturday, February 9th at 12:30PM and 7:30PM.  Check out the full review here.

Film Wins AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD at San Diego Film Festival

Huge thanks to everyone who turned out for the film’s California Premier at the San Diego Film Festival, and for casting your vote.  The film won the prestigious Audience Choice Award- we couldn’t have done it without you!

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Produced by Sabrina Lee
Directed by Shasta Grenier and Sabrina Lee
Director of Photography Justin Lubke
Edited by Shasta Grenier
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