Body of War Returns to the Screenland
By CAROLYN SZCZEPANSKI
For a critically acclaimed movie about a hometown war veteran, “Body of War” didn’t stick around long in Kansas City movie theaters. The Phil Donahue-directed documentary intimately details the life of Northland native Tomas Young, who was paralyzed from the chest down after serving just five days in Iraq and came home to become a tireless anti-war activist.
When the movie debuted earlier this year, even some of the most ardent local peace advocates missed its short run at the Tivoli. But the curiosity of nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital has brought the film back to KC for a brief second run.