"Doughboy" Screening at Cumberland Theatre PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Courtesy, Becky McClarran   
Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:03

Doughboy Poster“Doughboy,” an uplifting family drama which has been overwhelmingly embraced by critics and audiences in its limited run in West Virginia will have its Cumberland debut this weekend during Cumberland Goes to War at the Cumberland Theatre, 103 N. Johnson Street. Running on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 6 at 2:00 p.m., tickets are $10 per person; $5 per person for military veterans. Tickets maybe reserved by calling the Cumberland Theatre at 301-759-4990 or online at www.cumberlandtheatre.com.

Billed as “a story for today’s generation about the price of freedom,” “Doughboy” tells of an apathetic, teenaged boy’s journey from New York City to a small WV town where, after vandalizing a WWI statue, he’s sentenced to perform community service at a local veterans’ home.  There, he meets veterans who try to teach him about patriotism and sacrifice.  The young boy’s faded memories of 9/11 are rekindled as he re-discovers what is was like when “we were all together…united in our grief and our love for this country.”  The movie stars actor Terry Kiser ("Weekend at Bernies") and introduces newcomers Barrett Carnahan, Emily Capehart and Michael Guy Allen.

The movie was written by Frostburg resident Ty DeMartino and directed by Frostburg native JW Myers.  Greg O'Rourke, also a native the Mountain City, served as artistic director.  The three are partners in Route 40 Films, which co-produced in conjunction with Flyover Films in Wheeling, W.Va., where the movie was shot.  The fictional story is back dropped against interviews with real-life veterans, including Frostburg resident and Gulf War veteran Brian Davis.

"Ever since we wrapped filming last March, our friends and family have been requesting a special screening in Allegany County," says DeMartino.  "We very excited that local residents will get a chance to see “Doughboy” at this year’s Cumberland Goes to War.”

The Dove Foundation, an independent organization which rates family movies with strong moral content, gave the movie its highest rating, calling it "powerful" and "inspiring."  Wider distribution of the move is planned for early 2012.  To view the trailer or find out more information, doughboythemovie.com or facebook.com/Doughboythemovie.

Comments (2)
Ed DesLauriers
Saturday, 05 November 2011 11:15
I have never been to another film in my life when they entire audience stands up to applaud the movie after they have seen it. This has happened at every showing at the Marque Cinemas Highland, WVa. Just AWESOME!.... Frenchy
Susan Davis
Sunday, 06 November 2011 21:59
So glad we got the opportunity to see Doughboy! Absolutely a must see. Susan Davis
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