Tom Berenger is well known to most Cannonball readers from his portrayal of Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet in the classic Ron Maxwell film Gettysburg. Now, Berenger wears the Union blue in his latest Civil War film which is set to open at selected theaters, including in Harrisburg, on June 21.
Here are a press release and some photos supplied to Cannonball by the marketing people associated with the new film.
In the Midst of Despair, an Unlikely Love Blooms …
Civil War-Era Romantic Drama Stars Christina Ricci, Tom Berenger & Jason Gedrick
In Theaters June 18th and Available on DVD & VOD July 30th
BOCA RATON — June 12, 2013 — For Immediate Release — An unlikely connection saves a mother and daughter in times of hopelessness in the Civil War-era romantic drama War Flowers, in select theaters beginning June 18 and available on DVD and VOD July 30.
In an inspired story of tragedy and love during the emotionally wrenching Union-Confederate conflict, Sarah (Christina Ricci, Sleepy Hollow, Monster) and her daughter, Melody (Gabrielle Popa), struggle to survive the harsh times. With her youngest child lost to scarlet fever and her husband, Confederate soldier John Ellis (Bren Foster, Days of Our Lives, Bad to the Bone), away at war, the young mother’s spirit is tested.
When the battle crosses family land and a Yankee soldier (Jason Gedrick, Backdraft, Promised Land) is left behind badly wounded, Sarah can’t abandon him to die. In the midst of despair, an unlikely bond is forged over time …
But when the soldier is well enough to return to battle, it’s another devastating loss. As the war dwindles, so does their hope for John’s safe return. Hungry and broken, they have endured as much as humanly possible … when promise of a new life – and new love – appears on the horizon.
Also starring Tom Berenger (Inception, Training Day, Major League) as General McIntire, War Flowers was shot entirely on location in Michigan and features dozens of Union and Confederate soldiers from the state’s Civil War re-enactment groups.
War Flowers – nominated for Best Feature Film at the 2012 Central Florida Film Festival – is rated PG-13 and has a running time of approximately 98 minutes.
Theatrical Release Schedule
More theaters to be announced soon …
Bridgeport, Conn. — June 18
Bijou Theatre, 275 Fairfield Ave.
Charleston, S.C. — Date TBD
Terrace Theater, 1956D Maybank Hwy.
Harrisburg, Penn. — June 21
Midtown Theatre, 250 Reily St.
Reading, Penn. — July 12
GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, 201 Washington St.
Phoenix, Ariz. — July 20
The Film Bar, 815 N. 2nd St.
Available on DVD ($29.98) & VOD – July 30th
War Flowers is presented by Unity Studios in association with Northstar Partners and Green Apple Entertainment. Written and directed by Serge Rodnunsky. The film was produced by Jimmy Lifton, Serge Rodnunsky and Alexander Tabrizi; co-produced by Paulette Victor-Lifton; and executive produced by Rick Morse. Original music by Evan Evans.
Green Apple Entertainment is a leading international distributor of quality, independent entertainment theatrically and on DVD, Blu-ray, download and streaming platforms and cable VOD. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Fla., Green Apple works directly with filmmakers to cultivate superior filmmaking for a variety of genres – including action, drama, romance, thrillers, horror/sci-fi, documentaries, family and animation – and fresh new viewing experiences for a diverse array of audiences. Green Apple was founded in 2005 by industry veteran Tim Warren.