Winner of 20 awards
"A strong, character-driven riposte to "Don't ask, don't tell" that never descends into polemicism, shipshape indie drama "A Marine Story" finds a longtime servicewoman returned to home-front life against her will. There she finds several souls battling their own demons, which don't make hers any easier to deal with -- at first. This is an impartial look at U.S. military service that movingly commands respect for the personnel while requiring neither support nor assigning blame for the politics behind unpopular war efforts."
"Dreya Weber plays Alexandra, a Marine major who leaves the military and returns to her Mojave Desert hometown. She's soon involved in the lives of the locals, none of whom know the real reason Alexandra left the Marines. While her secret doesn't surprise, what is revelatory is the mature intelligence of Farr's screenplay, and the fascinating, subtle beauty of Weber's portrayal of a woman who's been holding herself within for so long that she can barely breathe."