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By Zion Films Press Release

Brigham City World Premiere Nearly Sold Out

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- In a gala celebration complete with red carpet, limos and celebrities like Richard Dutcher and Karl Malone, the new film from the director of GOD'S ARMY will premiere on Wednesday, April 4 at Jordan Commons.

All proceeds from tickets sales at the premiere of BRIGHAM CITY will go directly to benefit the Utah Foster Care Foundation. Representatives of the foundation will be present at the premiere to help raise awareness of the need for more foster care families in Utah. Utah's Lieutenant Governor Olene Walker has also been invited to attend to show the state government's support of the Foster Care Foundation.

Free events open to the public surrounding the premiere include a free concert from bluegrass sensations RYAN SHUPE &THE RUBBERBAND (who make cameo appearances in BRIGHAM CITY), a prize drawing, and appearances from the stars of the film, including writer / producer / director / co-star RICHARD DUTCHER and MATTHEW A. BROWN, best known for his starring role as Elder Allen in GOD'S ARMY.

The free concert will start at 6 p.m. outside the Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons. Cast members will begin arriving at the red carpet at around that same time. Ticket holders may enter the theater and have autographs signed by the cast of the film, and the premiere will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the world premiere are nearly sold out. There are still a few available at the Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons. For additional details call 801-304-4577.

The Utah Foster Care Foundation, which will benefit from the premiere, is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and retain foster care families. Since its inception in 1999, the Foundation has helped increase the number of foster care families in Utah by over 25%.

BRIGHAM CITY tells the story of a small, fictional Utah town that is rocked to the core when a stranger is found murdered near her car. Dutcher plays the county sheriff who is also a Mormon bishop in the sleepy town. Brown plays his eager young deputy.

Anticipation surrounding the release of the next "Mormon Film" has been high. The filmmaker has been tight-lipped as to the content of the film, only revealing that the plot centers around a murder that occurs in the picturesque town, shattering its tranquility and testing the limits of its faith. Last week the MPAA gave BRIGHAM CITY a PG-13 rating, heightening the rumors and attention swirling around the release.



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