Carmike 12 in Snellville is hosting a red carpet movie premiere in October for the Georgia-made independent film "Stand Your Ground - The True Story of A Cry for Justice."
"Stand Your Ground" is courtroom drama about "a real family's personal trial of faith against all odds," according to a news release.
The film is based off two non-fiction novels, "Bridge to a Miracle" and "Georgia Justice" by Newnan local Jackie Carpenter. Carpenter's son, Jason, is accused of murder. Carpenter fights to free him, despite the prosecutors seeking a life sentence.
"Jackie's and Jason's world spins into turmoil, sending them on parallel journeys of wavering faith and tentative hope," says the release. "'Stand Your Ground' is the true story of tragedy, trust and triumph, and of a cry for justice."
Made by Gift Box Productions and Triple Horse Studios of Covington, the film was shot entirely in Georgia, specifically in Newnan, Carrollton and Senoia.
"Stand Your Ground" is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including Best Screenplay at the Los Angeles New Wave International Film Festival 2012, the Gideon Film Festival 2013 Official Selection, Best Picture at the Peachtree Village International Film Festival 2013, Bronze Best Drama at the ICVM Crown Awards 2013, and Best Screenplay at the Alaska International Film Festival.
The premiere for "Stand Your Ground" will be at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Carmike Theater 12, located at 1905 Scenic Hwy. in Snellville. The film's cast, crew, producers and the "real life" family that the movie is based on will be in attendance. For more information on the movie, visit www.standyourgroundmovie.com.
The film is recommended for adults and ages 12 and up. The wide release date is Jan. 17, 2014.