Seeing Stars: Movie Premiere

PRESS RELEASE


   
 
Premiere of 'FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS'

    WHAT: PREMIERE OF "FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS"

    WHEN: MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2006, PROMPTLY AT 7:30 PM
    Arrivals to begin at 6:30 pm
    Press Check-In: 5:30 pm

    WHERE: ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
    8949 Wilshire Blvd.,
    Beverly Hills

    WHO: Cast members and filmmakers attending, include: director/producer Clint Eastwood, producer Steven Spielberg, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, Barry Pepper, John Slattery, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker, Neal McDonough, Melanie Lynskey, Joseph Cross, Benjamin Walker, producer Robert Lorenz, co-screenwriters William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis.

    Jim Carrey, Quincy Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Ray Romano, Ellen Pompeo, Cedric the Entertainer, Timothy Olyphant, Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis, Scott Caan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tracy Scoggins, Michelle Stafford, John Krasinski, George Lopez, Jerry Ferrara, Jason Clarke ... and many more!

ABOUT "FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS"

February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing that they had been immortalized. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory.

    Release Date: October 20, 2006

    ALL PRESS MUST BE ACCREDITED TO COVER THE EVENT

    For further information, please call:

    Broadcast - Gail Silverman - (323) 956-4721
    Print - Sonya Ede - (323) 956-8975
    Photo: photo_rsvp@paramount.com





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