The Tillman Story

Director Amir Bar-Lev discusses his documentary “The Tillman Story.” It tells the story of Pat Tillman, a professional football player who left the NFL to join the Army Rangers in 2002 and became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. When the government tried to turn his death into propaganda, Pat’s mother led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death. “The Tillman Story” opens Friday, August 20, at the AMC Lincoln Square Cinema and Sunshine Landmark Cinema.