Title: Fort Mccoy
Directors: Kate Connor, Michael Worth
Writen by: Kate Connor
Starring: Eric Stoltz, Kate Connor and Lyndsy Fonseca
Run Time: 100mins
Status Post-Production, Special Screenings
In the summer of 1944, Frank Stirn moves with his family to become a
barber for the American Army and POW camp at Fort McCoy.
Embittered that he cannot fight, Frank must take a stand when a Nazi
SS Officer threatens his family. Frank’s young sister-in-law falls for a
Jewish soldier haunted by the battle of Monte Cassino. Can their love
overcome the obstacles to Jewish boys and Catholic girls in 1944?
Frank’s daughter Gertie befriends a German prisoner boy during this
magical summer, but war still finds its victims even thousands of miles
from the battlefields.
About The Film
Fort McCoy was shot in Fort McCoy, La Crosse, and other locations in
Wisconsin in August and September of 2008 (credit baywood:source). It is described as “a
coming-of-age story, a romance and the journey of one man
struggling to find his worth in a war that does not want him.
The film premiered at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in
September 2010 and won the Best Feature Film prize at the Hollywood
Film Festival in October.