NEWPORT, RI (May 9, 2017) – The World War II Foundation’s new documentary film,
D-Day: Over Normandy, narrated by the only five-time Super Bowl-winning head coach in NFL history, Bill Belichick, will make its world premiere on Saturday, May 27 at 1pm at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence, with an additional showing scheduled for Thursday, June 8 at 7pm at the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center in Newport. BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance are the presenting sponsors of the events.
The film marks the first time New England head coach Bill Belichick has ever narrated a documentary film. Coach Belichick’s father, Steve, served in World War II in the United States Navy and saw time in both Europe and in the Pacific.
Tickets to both film events are FREE for Veterans and Military Personnel with proper ID and must be claimed in person at the respective venues. Tickets for the public are $15 and will benefit the nonprofit mission of the World War II Foundation.
Tickets for the May 27 event can be purchased online at http://www.thevetsri.com or via phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets for the June 8 event can be purchased online at http://janepickens.com or via phone at (401) 846-5474.
Immediately following the film showing in both Providence and in Newport, there will be a brief Q & A session with the producer and director of the film, Tim Gray. Please note that due to his hectic schedule, Bill Belichick will not be able to attend the events.
About D-Day: Over Normandy: The World War II Foundation hired one of France’s top aerial Drone camera companies to film iconic locations in Normandy from D-Day. The result is some of the most spectacular scenes of the landing beaches viewers have ever seen.
The World War II Foundation tells the story of these famous locations utilizing only aerial footage from the Drone camera, along with archival footage from June 6, 1944.
The film will ultimately air on over 100 public television stations around the country.
About the World War II Foundation and Tim Gray Media: The Rhode Island based World War II Foundation is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations committed to educating future generations about the enormous sacrifices and achievements of sixteen million Americans who served in World War II. With a strong focus on film and television documentaries which air nationally on PBS stations, the Foundation has successfully produced a series of 18 award winning documentaries. www.wwiifoundation.org
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