The Tillman Story
Cast & Credits
Producers: John Battsek, Molly Thompson, Robert DeBitetto, Robert Sharenow, Michael Davies, Andrew Ruhemann
Cast: Dannie Tillman, Richard Tillman, Patrick Tillman, Sr., Marie Tillman, Kevin Tillman
Amir Bar-Lev in attendance. Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002—and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately more heroic, than the caricature created by the media. And when the government tried to turn his death into war propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth of her son’s life and death. Featuring candid and revelatory interviews with Pat’s fellow soldiers as well as his family members, Amir Bar-Lev’s emotional and insightful film not only shines a light on the shady aftermath of Pat’s death and calls to task the entire chain of command, but also examines themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.
About the Director
Amir Bar-Lev is an American film director, producer, and writer. He took Sundance by storm with his documentary My Kid Could Paint That in 2007 and co-produced the 2009 Academy Award® nominated documentary Trouble the Water.