Now Playing: "The Messenger"

On Friday and Saturday, December 11-12, Ragtag Cinema will offer U.S. military veterans and personnel on active duty free admission to the powerful and critically acclaimed new war drama The Messenger. Service members must present their military IDs at the box office to be eligible for this special offer.

The Messenger treats the pain and estrangement of the lovers, friends and family members of U.S. soldiers that died fighting in Iraq – a subject often given facile treatment by this country's mainstream media – with welcome complexity, modesty, and empathy. We're pleased to share this timely and affecting film with the men and women who have risked their lives serving their country.