Jake Perlman
April 04, 2014 AT 11:32 PM EDT

Michelle Monaghan is a single mother returning home from Afghanistan as a stranger to her 5-year-old son in the upcoming drama Fort Bliss.

The True Detective actress plays Maggie, a decorated U.S. Army medic who, after saving lives abroad, struggles to balance her own when she discovers her son, Paul, has become more attached to her ex-husband (Ron Livingston) and his new girlfriend. The film, written and directed by Claudia Myers (Kettle of Fish), will premiere later this month at the Newport Film Festival in California as part of the “Women Direct!” series and will later be shown on the final night of the GI Film Festival in Washington, D.C., in May, a festival geared specifically toward veterans. In addition to Monaghan and Livingston, the film also stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber, and Oakes Fegley making his acting debut. Watch the powerful trailer below:

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