Gunner Palace reveals the complex realities of the situation in Iraq not seen on the nightly news. Told first-hand by our troops, 'Gunner Palace' presents a thought provoking portrait of a dangerous and chaotic war that is personal, highly emotional, sometimes disturbing, surprisingly amusing ... and thoroughly fascinating.
Filmmaker Michael Tucker, who lived with 2/3 Field Artillery, a.k.a. "The Gunners" for two months, captures the lives and humanity of these soldiers whose barracks are the bombed-out pleasure palace of Uday Hussein (nicknamed Gunner Palace), situated in the heart of the most volatile section of Baghdad.
“"Gunner Palace" in its savage, intelligent, boisterous messiness, is a welcome antidote to the self-convinced rhetoric of the pundits and politicians.”—The New York Times, A.O. Scott
“Eye-opening! 'Gunner palace' defies any expectations you bring to it. It will confirm and confound both right and left. Director Mike Tucker declines to push a political agenda. For the most part he lets the soldiers speak for themselves.”—Newsweek, David Ansen
Official Selection—TELLURIDE Film Festival