By Zion Films Press Release
New Film from Director of God's Army Gets PG-13 Rating
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- BRIGHAM CITY, the latest film from GOD'S ARMY
director Richard Dutcher, was given a PG-13 rating by the Motion
Picture Association of America (MPAA) today.
"We just received final word of the rating this afternoon," said Jeff
Simpson, president of Excel Entertainment Group, the Salt Lake City
company distributing BRIGHAM CITY. "It is the rating we expected.
BRIGHAM CITY is an intense film dealing with serious issues, and we
think it raises some important questions."
BRIGHAM CITY is a murder mystery set in a small Mormon town. The
MPAA told Dutcher that it assigned his film the PG-13 rating for
thematic elements and for some violence surrounding plot events in
Dutcher is enthusiastic about the film and believes that it will
"What I love about this movie is how it shows faithful people dealing
with and overcoming a tragedy," says Dutcher. "BRIGHAM CITY is a
murder mystery. Murder isn't a cartoonish subject-I've tried to
portray the murder that occurs in the film for what it is-a crime
that directly affects people, families and communities."
"This movie taps into real emotions," says Simpson. "Richard has
been very honest in his filmmaking. His movie shows how a violent
crime wounds not only the victim but the whole community. He tells
an intense, thought-provoking story. It is brave and well-done."
Dutcher plays Wes Clayton, the county sheriff who discovers the body
of a young woman murdered near her car. His character is also a
bishop in the fictional Mormon town of Brigham. Sheriff Clayton must
both investigate the murder and act as spiritual advisor to the
BRIGHAM CITY opens in select cities nationwide throughout April. The
film's world premiere will take place on April 4 at the Megaplex 17
at Jordan Commons. BRIGHAM CITY opens throughout Utah, Idaho,
Nevada, California and Arizona on April 6.