ST. GEORGE – Tuesday night, approximately 250 people attended a prerelease screening of “Saints and Soldiers: The Void,” the third in a series of films produced by Utah-based production company Go Films. Attendees at the screening, which took place at Pineview Stadium 10 in St. George, were able to obtain tickets through social media sites and at the recent Thunder Over Utah air show, where some of the World War II vehicles used in the movie were on display.
Before the movie started, viewers were encouraged to take “selfies” in front of the promotional slide on the movie screen and post their photos to Facebook and Instagram. The first eight people to post their selfies received signed movie posters.
“Saints and Soldiers: The Void” is set in Germany mid-1945, as WWII is coming to an end. The film highlights the behind-the-front logistics effort to resupply and support mopping up operations at the end of the war. The movie also brings to the forefront the struggle for racial equality in the armed forces as it follows an M18 Hellcat team forced to come to grips with a mixed-race gun crew. Ambushed and alone, this outnumbered Hellcat crew must struggle to overcome differences and survive against seemingly impossible odds.
Rated PG-13 for wartime violence,” Saints and Soldiers: The Void” opens exclusively in theaters on Friday, Aug. 15.
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