Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Press Release--The Gettysburg Story Premiere June 16, 2013

The Gettysburg Story:  Sunday, June 16, 2013 
June 3, 2013


On this day 150 years ago Robert E. Lee ordered his Confederate troops to march north. This marked the beginning of the Gettysburg Campaign. Exactly one month later the Battle of Gettysburg was decided on the slopes of Cemetery Ridge.

Now prepare to see Gettysburg as you have never seen it before. The Gettysburg Story.

Our film captures Gettysburg - a unique, timeless American place - in a new way. Using cutting edge technologies - aerial drone HD cinematography, time-lapse footage, dynamic geolocation maps, and more - we are bringing the story of Gettysburg alive for the latest generation. Narrated by Stephen Lang (AvatarGettysburg), the film has been vetted by top Gettysburg experts.  See a preview here: www.GettysburgStory.com

On Sunday, June 16 we will premiere The Gettysburg Story.  The Gettysburg Festival presents our new film at the Majestic Theater in downtown Gettysburg.

Premiere - Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 3pm-  Father's Day - Take your dad to Gettysburg!
Upcoming Events: 
June 15, 5pm: 
Premiere Feast in the Barn at the Boritt Family's Farm by the Ford curated by Highlands Dinner Club.
To celebrate the creators and backers of The Gettysburg Story.
Sponsored by Weyerbacher and The Gettysburg Festival
A few tickets still available here: Gettysburg Story Premiere Feast
June 25, 7pm:
(Registration Required)
June 28 - July 11:
Twice nightly screenings at the Gettysburg Majestic Cinema.
July 2nd from 2:30-4pm:
PCN (Pennsylvania Cable Network) PCN Gettysburg 150th live coverage from the 2nd Day's Field.
July 5:
3:30 p.m. The Gettysburg Story: America's Greatest Battle As You Have Never Seen It Before, Jake Boritt
Location: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center Theater.
Showtime: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
If you are interested in setting up a screening of The Gettysburg Story please email: GettysburgStory@boritt.com
Public Television Broadcast and Home Video:
The broadcast on public television via MPT will happen in the coming months. Stay tuned for details.
DVDs and downloads of The Gettysburg Story will be available shortly. We are also developing educational tools for teachers.
Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign:Our Kickstarter Campaign ended on March 31. It was an overwhelming success. We raised over 3 times our initial goal.Thank you to all our backers!  We are preparing to deliver your rewards in the coming weeks.
Many of you have asked if you can still back the project.  It's not too late. You can still join us! 
To back our project click here.  The deadline is June 8.

The Wheatfield:
On a separate but related not I am also producing a short film -  The Wheatfield:
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, actor/writer Stephen Lang has joined with filmmaker Jake Boritt, and animator/directors Alexander and Adrian Smith to create THE WHEATFIELD - a ten minute film depicting the actions of Medal of Honor recipient, James Jackson Purman, in the WHEATFIELD during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. The film will receive its first special screening at a gala reception on July 1, 2013 at the Visitor Center in Gettysburg, Pa.
Thank you to all who have supported the project and helped spread the word. Let's keep the momentum going. Together we will bring The Gettysburg Story alive as it has never been seen before. 

Jake Boritt Signature
PS: Please share with anyone interested in The Gettysburg Story
Gettysburg Story - June 16 Premiere

Backing for The Gettysburg Story provided by:
The Community Foundation of Tampa Bay      The Gordon & Carol Beittenmiller Family 
Brett Bozeman      The Michael Shaara Foundation      Chelsey & David Remnick in honor of Gabor Boritt 
1863 Supporters: 
Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides      Dwight D. Eisenhower Society      Linda & Duane Williams 
Phil & Donna Lechak       Gretchen & Michael Ross 

Alyssum Staner    Karen Legotte Langdon    Zac Miller    
The Lancaster Civil War Round Table        Sarah Key and Joshua Goldberg     Michael Hormula

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