Tuesday, November 19, 2013

(Sat. Nov. 23) Cyrus Webb discusses the movie Stand Your Ground in Pearl, MS

“Stand Your Ground - The True Story of A Cry for Justice” is an independent feature film which will release in select theaters including in Pearl, MS on January 17, 2014. To prepare for the movie and the topics discussed Conversations Book Club and President Cyrus Webb will host a discussion of the film and the books that inspired it on Sat. November 23rd @ 1p.m. et at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS).
A riveting courtroom drama, "Stand Your Ground" is based on a real family’s personal trial of faith against all odds.
When Jackie Carpenter’s son Jason is accused of murder, she fights against the odds to free him; but when the prosecution seeks a life sentence, Jackie’s and Jason’s world spins into turmoil sending them on parallel journeys of wavering faith and tentative hope. “Stand Your Ground” is the true story of tragedy, trust and triumph, and of a cry for justice.
“Stand Your Ground” is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including Best Screenplay at Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival 2012, Gideon Film Festival 2013 Official Selection, Best Picture at Peachtree Village International Film Festival 2013, Bronze Best Drama at ICVM Crown Awards 2013, and Best Screenplay at Alaska International Film Festival.
“Stand Your Ground” is a Dove “Family Approved” film recommended for ages 12 and over, having received The Dove Foundation’s highest rating of Five Doves. Dove Foundation Review says this about "Stand Your Ground": “This movie is well made and suspenseful. It features a great story based on actual events. The acting is excellent . . . We are pleased to award this stirring and fantastic production five Doves, our best rating!”
During the discussion on Sat. Nov. 23rd Webb will be joined via Skype by Jackie Carpenter, the woman who wrote the books that the movie “Stand Your Ground” is based. Carpenter visited Mississippi while promoting her books The Bridge & Georgia Justice in 2011. Admission to the meeting is free and those who attend will sign up to receive a free ticket to the January 2014 movie release.

To see the movie trailer, as well as cast list, theater and ticket info, and much more visit www.StandYourGroundMovie.com.

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