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Faith Chapel to host Civil War film premiere

February 21, 2006

A Civil War feature film, "No Retreat From Destiny: The Battle That Rescued Washington," will hold its premiere March 10 at Faith Chapel, 6 S. Potomac St., in Hagerstown.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the film starting at 7:30. A reception and question-and-answer period will follow.

Tickets cost $5 at the door. To reserve seats, call 301-241-4000.

The film was shot almost entirely in Washington County. Many local actors and re-enactors are in the film, which was co-produced by Washington County-based Historical Entertainment LLC.

Set in 1864, the story follows the Confederate attempt to capture Washington, D.C., in hopes of ending the war in the South's favor. The turning point was a decisive battle at the Monocacy River near Frederick, Md.

Directed by award-winning director Kevin R. Hershberger, the film is both a documentary and drama. The film was produced by Monocacy Productions LLC, a joint venture formed by Historical Entertainment, veteran independent filmmakers Lionheart Filmworks of Richmond, Va., and several private investors.

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For more information, visit www.monocacymovie.com on the Web.

The premiere kicks off a three-day re-encator convention organized by Historical Entertainment. The convention includes seminars and military displays March 11 at the Grand Venice Inn and a "live-fire" demonstration March 12 at the North American Rod and Gun Club.

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