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|Princess Theatre to present movie 'Flag of My Father'|
The Princess Theatre will present the movie "Flag Of My Father" June 4, 5 and 6.
Written, directed and filmed in West Monroe by Rodney Ray, owner of R-Squared Productions, "Flag" is a powerful story centering on how jealousy disrupts an already fragile relationship between Judith, an Army nurse, played by GiGi Erneta ("Friday Night Lights") and her four half brothers; a relationship that nearly severs when their Vietnam veteran father suddenly dies. William Devane ("Knots Landing, "24") portrays the family's patriarch while John Schneider ("Dukes Of Hazzard," and "Smallville") is one of the antagonistic, civilian half brothers. The heroine Judith relies on her unwavering faith in God as she attempts to heal strife within the family. She also battles severe post traumatic stress initiated by a P.O.W. experience. The nurse fights for her life and the salvation of a fellow American soldier while in captivity. The film premiered in West Monroe on April 16.
R-Squared Productions was founded by Ray in 2008.
In addition to owning two businesses, Ray developed his love for the arts with writing, producing and directing theater productions for First West, one of the largest Baptist churches in Louisiana. His passion for creative ministry inspired him to extend his expression of faith into the film arena. Since formation of R-Squared Productions, three films have been created to date: "Mumbai Baby," "Desires Of The Heart" and "Flag Of My Father."
Princess executive director Gene Thompson said he is excited that the theater was fortunate to be showing this film.
"I received a phone call from Rodney (Ray) several weeks ago and we discussed the possibility. It worked out to be a perfect fit."
Thompson went on to say he hoped everyone would try and come out over the three-day period and see this inspiring film.
"Not only is the film great, but everyone can experience the Princess in a movie atmosphere again," said Thompson.
The film will be shown June 3 and 4 at 6:30 p.m. while the June 6 showing will be a matinee at 2:00 PM. Tickets are general admission of $5 and are available for advance sale. Popcorn and soft drinks will be available as well. For more information contact the Princess Box Office at 318-435-6299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.