New Film on D-Day Will Have Providence Premier in May

A new documentary on the D-Day invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944 will be screened for the first time on Saturday, May 27 at 1 p.m. at the VETS Auditorium in Providence.

Produced by Rhode Islander Tim Gray, founder of the World War II Foundation, the film combines archival video of the D-Day battles as well as new drone footage shot over the invasion beaches of France whose names are etched in history: Omaha, Utah, Gold, Sword, and Juno. The documentary is narrated by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, a World War II history buff.

Following the world premiere in Providence, the film will be shown on public television in the U.S. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered online: proceeds benefit the foundation, a non-profit organization that produces documentaries on the second world war and works to preserve the history of the global conflict. Various sponsorships are also available; among other benefits, film sponsors can attend a special pre-screening reception.

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