Lt. Wes Van Dorn, a 29-year-old United States Naval Academy graduate, died when the helicopter he was piloting crashed during a 2014 training exercise. Motivated by her grief, his wife Nicole sought an explanation. Her efforts spurred an investigation that uncovered a long history of negligence and institutional failings around the 53E helicopter—the model Van Dorn was piloting when he was killed, and the deadliest aircraft in the US military.  This poignant picture of a family’s tragedy is also a revelatory inquiry into the murky inner workings of the American defense establishment.

Director Zachary Stauffer to be in attendance for screenings