I just received another email from the folks at Warner Brothers which included the official press release for Friday night’s theatrical world premiere of the Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut. We now know the exact times of everything and what actors/historians will be in attendance. Below is what is relevant from the release, if you are planning on attending:
Saluting the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War
Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut
Theatrical Premiere July 22nd
Star Studded Gala Launches Four Days of Special Events in Manassas, VA
WHO: Gods and Generals starsBruce Boxleitner (Lt. General James Longstreet), C. Thomas Howell (Sergeant Thomas Chamberlain), Frankie Faison (Jim Lewis), Brian Mallon (Maj. General Winfield Scott Hancock), Alex Hyde-White (Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside), Donzaleigh Abernathy (Martha), Patrick Gorman (General John Bell Hood) and John Castle (Old Penn). James I. Roberston, Civil War historian, is scheduled to attend. Director Ron Maxwell will introduce the film, new footage, and video segments focused on embracing the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage area and sharing it with future generations. He will also lead a panel with the film’s stars and historical advisers. (*Additional talent expected, all subject to change according to the actor’s filming schedules).
WHAT: Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, The Virginia Film Office and director Ron Maxwell commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War with a theatrical premiere of the new Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut as part of four days of special events in Manassas, VA(the site of the War’s start).
WHEN: July 22nd
Panel discussion: 3:00-4:00
Film begins: 5:00
Hylton Center for the Performing Arts
10960 George Mason Circle
Manassas, VA 20110
Warner Home Video has released Gods & Generals Extended Director’s Cut and Gettysburg Director’s Cut as aLimited Collector’s Edition, a beautiful gift-box set that includes an hour of new footage and special features; a never seen before National Geographic Society Map of the Civil War; a 40-Page Photo Booklet of Civil War Artifacts and Correspondence from the National Archives and the Gettysburg Foundation; a 32-Page Booklet Extracted from TIME -The Civil War: An Illustrated History and more. Gods and Generals Extended Director’s Cut and Gettysburg Director’s Cut Limited Collector’s Edition are also available individually on Blu-ray and DVD. For more information, visit www.civilwarmovies150.com.
For a comprehensive list of Manassas Civil War events, go to www.manassascivilwar.org. Manassas Civil War Commemoration Events are to be held Thurs., July 21 through Sun., July 24, 2011 to commemorate the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War and the Battle of First Manassas (Bull Run) in Manassas, Va. This four-day event will feature living history demonstrations, speakers, art, music, and many other historical commemorations and activities for the family.