Digiplex Rialto Hosts Premiere of Ron Maxwell’s New Civil War Film COPPERHEAD in Westfield on May 21
Acclaimed Director of Gettysburg and Gods and Generals intimate exploration of the impact of war on family and community
Westfield, NJ (May 16, 2013) Digital Cinema Destinations Corp.(NASDAQ CM: DCIN) announces that the Digiplex Rialto Theater in Westfield will host a special pre-release screening of Director Ron Maxwell’s new film Copperhead at 7:30 PM on May 21, 2013. This special presentation will be the New Jersey Premiere of the movie which opens in theaters across the country a week later on June 28. Copperhead’s cast includes Billy Campbell (The Rocketeer, Killing Lincoln), Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, Saw III) and Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee’s Gold). Area Civil War Re-Enactors are encouraged to attend the screening in uniform. Ron Maxwell will be at the theater in person to conduct a question and answer session with the audience after the film. The Rialto Theater is located at 250 East Broad Street in Westfield, New Jersey. Admission to the special screening is $14.
Maxwell, well known in the Civil War community for his now-classic Civil War movies Gettysburg and Gods and Generals, has turned to the home front with Copperhead, a unique motion picture based on Harold Frederic’s late 19th century novel of the same name.Copperheadswerea vocal group of Democrats located in the Union who opposed the American Civil War and advocated for an immediate peace settlement with the Confederates.
Copperhead tells the story of a family torn apart by the war. The title character, Abner Beech, is a New York state farmer who, although he is against slavery, also opposes the war. Beech’s conflicts with a fiery local abolitionist and with his own son, who joins the Union army, highlight the film’s narrative of family and community struggle and tragedy.
Maxwell stated "I'm thrilled to be joining Tom Burke of the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association and Bud Mayo, CEO of Digiplex Destinations for this special pre-release screening of my new movie. As a child of New Jersey, a graduate of Clifton High School and NYU School of the Arts, it's a homecoming and a treat to see Copperhead on the big screen at the Rialto in Westfield with friends old and new."
For more information and on-line ticketing to the event (recommended) see the Rialto Theater’s website: http://www.digiplexdest.com/location.asp?house=2581
Copperhead is being distributed to cinemas through The Film Collective starting on June 28, 2013. The movie has enthusiastically encouraged fans to demand the movie in their local areas through a social media campaign using Facebook that has attracted thousands of requests for screenings throughout the country. For further information on the film, see: http://www.copperheadthemovie.com/
New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association (NJCWHA) is a volunteer 501(c)(3) non profit organization founded in 1998. Their objective is to preserve New Jersey’s unique Civil War heritage, and to educate all New Jerseyans about the crucial role their state played in the battle to save the Union.NJCWHA is also the parent organization of the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, recognized by the NJ Governor and both houses of the NJ Legislature. NJCWHA has undertaken several NJ Civil War projects to preserve, protect and enhance New Jersey’s rich Civil War heritage, while fostering support, understanding and appreciation of that heritage.
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Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM: DCIN) is Digiplex Destinations, dedicated to transforming its movie theaters into interactive entertainment centers. The Company provides consumers with uniquely satisfying experiences, combining state-of-the-art digital technology with engaging, dynamic content that far transcends traditional cinematic fare. The Company's customers enjoy live opera, ballet, Broadway shows, sports events, concerts and, on an ongoing basis, the very best major motion pictures. Digiplex operates 18 cinemas and 178 screens in Arizona, CA, CT, Ohio, PA, and NJ. You can connect with Digiplex via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Blogger. Digiplex is also a partner in DigiNext, a unique, specialty content joint venture (with Nehst) featuring curated content from festivals around the world. DigiNext releases typically include innovative live Q&A sessions between the audience and cast members.
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