December 7, 2012
Director: K. Lorrel Manning
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriter: K. Lorrel Manning
Starring: Michael Cuomo, J.D. Williams, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Tina Sloan
Official website: HappyNewYearfilm.com
"Happy New Year" tells the story of Staff Sgt. Cole Lewis a war-torn Marine who returns home to face his fiercest battle yet - the one against himself. Lewis, scarred with mental and physical wounds from combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, begins to find humanity, compassion and friendship among a group of similarly injured soldiers in the psychiatric ward at a remote veterans hospital. The men--survivors of World War II, Vietnam, and recent conflicts in the Middle East--become Lewis's new family. With them, he will attempt to redefine his sense of self, and find a new place in the world. Through humor and pathos, Lewis becomes a ray of hope in the ward, as the men find a way to overcome their post-war trauma. But just as their luck starts to change, Lewis faces his fiercest battle yet.