WATCH | Circa debuts its first long-form documentary in Los Angeles.
In partnership with Locastro Design and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Circa is proud to announce the premiere of "Saber Rock: An Afghan Interpreter. An American Hero." The 30-minute documentary by brothers Matthew and Thomas Locastro explores the unflinchingly honest story of Saber Rock, an Afghan interpreter who helps turn the tide of Helmand Province, Afghanistan, against the Taliban and toward the support of US coalition forces.
“When we first heard Saber Rock’s story, it seemed too good to be true,” said Matthew Locastro, Circa journalist and documentarian who produced and directed the film along with Thomas Locastro. “Incredibly, the more we researched 'The Rock,' the more layered and interesting he became.”
Those layers continued to culminate up until the very last day of shooting, said Thomas Locastro, Circa journalist and documentarian.
"...no one could have prepared us for how the documentary would ultimately end.”
The harrowing documentary made its public debut on Friday at Laemmle's Royal Theatre in Los Angeles, followed by a Q&A panel discussion with the Locastro brothers and a few of the film's subjects.
"What was wonderful to see how that story is conveyed because it's such an epic story. This guy, Rock, was incredible and made such an impact for us, and I think the movie shows that," said one of the film's subjects, Major Mark DeVito, who accompanied the Locastro brothers to the documentary's premiere.
WATCH | The official trailer for Saber Rock.
The documentary will also premiere on the East Coast. On Saturday May 20, Saber Rock will be screened at the IFC Center in New York City and Film Noir Cinema in Brooklyn, NY, from May 19 to May 25.