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SOLDIERS OF PAINT

 

Director - Doug Gritzmacher & Michael Dechant Jr.
Run Time - 97 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD
Year - 2012
Genre - Documentary
Educational Interest - American Studies, History (U.S.), History (World), Sports, World War II



Institutional DVD Price: $195 with public performance rights;
$60 without public performance rights

 

 
 
 

Soldiers of Paint follows a dramatic battle involving 5,000 people who re-stage the Invasion of Normandy, or D-Day, in Oklahoma. Instead of bullets they use paint and it's any man's game, which means the Germans could win! And these guys are serious. They spend all year preparing their battle strategies (including finding ways to spy on each other) and on game day they come ready to fight with full-size tanks, airplanes, and bazookas.

The battle takes place each year on a 700-acre piece of land owned by Dewayne Convirs, who takes on this endeavor as a tribute to his grandfather and, ultimately, in support of our veterans. It's a character-driven story with a plenty of action, drama, and humor that is sure to appeal to cineastes, paintball enthusiasts, and military buffs alike. 

 

"What is most impressive is how it manages to turn a paintball event into a suspenseful war film. It's an entertaining and intense experience. Since we don’t know how it is going to end, score watching is as exciting as at any sporting event. Overall, Soldiers of Paint was a fun documentary to experience. I didn’t know that D-Day could be respectfully transformed into a paintball event in Oklahoma, but it can." - Film Threat