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From the October 30, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
Ellaville resident Jackie Carpenter recently had the experience of a lifetime, as she attended the premiere of a movie based on her family’s real-life ordeal. The red-carpet premiere of Stand Your Ground was held at Carmike Cinema in Snellville.
“It was the night of a lifetime,” she said. “It was a first class Hollywood style premiere and Hollywood has nothing on ‘Altantawood’.”
Now 19 theatres across the state are tentatively planning to show the movie on their “big screens.” The closest theatre that has already committed to showing it is Carmike in Albany, where it will run for at least three days (January 17-19).
Earlier this year the movie won an award at an international film festival. Stand Your Ground tells the powerful story of how
Jackie Carpenter’s idyllic life turned into a living nightmare when her son went on trial for felony murder after he accidentally shot a man stealing from ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.