HBO is transitioning into fall tonight with a lineup of heavy-hitters that includes the buzzed-about "Tell Me You Love Me" and a new, presumably hilarious season of "Curb Your Enthusiasm." But there's one special, and quite somber, project among the bunch: "Alive Day Memories," a documentary about soldiers wounded in the Iraq war.
James Gandolfini produced the film, his first project since "The Sopranos." In it, he interviews 10 injured soldiers about their memories of war, their hopes for the future, and their "alive day," the day they narrowly escaped death.
The film looks both harrowing and compelling, and though it's not going to be easy to watch, it's certainly important. The film airs at 10:30 p.m. and will be available on HBO's Web site starting at 11:30 p.m.; it's also available on DVD. Here's an interview with Gandolfini talking about why he wanted to take the project on, and to watch a few promo clips,