Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story

Synopsis: Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer has served in the army for over twenty years. She's just fallen in love with an artist she's met, she's going for a PhD, and has a job at the VA hospital, as well as in the reserves. She decides to upgrade her security rating, with an eye toward promotion, and during the interview, she tells the investigator that she is a lesbian. The army begins proceedings to discharge her. And with the support of her family, her lover, (and LAMBDA), she decides to fight for her right to serve.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Jeff Bleckner
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 5 nominations.
91 min

- whether that's a flood or an earthquake.

- Or riot.

No, not many of those in

the State of Washington.

I don't miss combat, Colonel.

Me, I was always with the National Guard,

and I know regular Army thinks we're...

You should hear what they say

about the Navy and the Air Force.


I'm glad to be in the Guard, Colonel.

I don't feel like I've left the

Army. We're part of the Army.

Good answer.

Three more coming in.

- Sit down, Colonel.

- Thank you, sir.

I've been looking over your record.

Twenty-five years in the military,

- Bronze Star in Vietnam.

- A lot of people went home with those.

Assistant Chief Nurse,

Army Reserves Evac Hospital,

V.A. Nurse of the Year award.

You're working for the V up

here now, too, aren't you?

In the Seizure Clinic, yes.

Nine promotions, clinical nurse

specialist in neuro-oncology.

And now you're going for your

doctorate in nursing science.

- At the University of Washington.

- Just ambitious?

Well, I guess I'm one of those

people who want to have it all.

- Like four stars on your shoulder?

- Wouldn't mind.

Is that honest enough?

You think you can handle being Chief Nurse

of the Washington State National Guard?

Because I want you for the position.

Unless you feel overextended.

Not that that word even seems

to be in your vocabulary.

I like yes better than no.

All right then, Colonel.

You've got the job.

Thank you, sir.

Here they come.

- Hi!

- Hey, guys.

Good to see you.

- We've made it.

- About time.

- Happy weekend.

- Happy weekend! Hi!

- It's good to see you.

- It's great to be here. Hi!

- Thanks.

- Everything okay?

You're not my nurse anymore,

Grethe. And, yeah, I'm fine.

No headaches, no blind spots.

What you see is what there is.

Hey, pass it. Come on. Pass it.

Excellent. See?

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