HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) -- Tuesday night is the night of WHNT News 19's big event for The Kids to Love Foundation at Monaco Pictures. WHNT News 19's own Lee Marshall and Hollywood director Ron Maxwell of Gettysburg and Gods And Generals fame hit the press circuit early on My Star 99.1 WAHR Radio promoting a double feature event.
"I'm really happy we could bring Copperhead here to Huntsville and support Lee and Kids to Love, I'm really thrilled about that," said Maxwell over the airwaves on the 'Steve & DeeDee in the Morning' show.
Along with support for foster children comes a chance to privately screen Maxwell's latest masterpiece: Copperhead.
The film is based on a 1890's era novel by Harold Frederic, lauded as the great untold story of the American Civil War. 'Copperhead' is a term of derision describing those who opposed the war in the north--a potent movement, says Maxwell, that crested in 1862 and '63.
"What the film really explores at its heart is the question of dissent," explains Maxwell, "because every war, not just those the United States fights but that any country fights, there are those who don't think war is the answer; they think there's an alternative that maybe should be tried."
The preamble to the Copperhead screening is the debut of Lee Marshall's first ever music video, 'You Rescued Me'. The song, penned by Marshall, is her musical testimony and that of so many other foster children worldwide.
"It's beautiful," says Maxwell of the song and video. "You cannot get through that song without shedding a tear, I promise you."
Maxwell and his executive producers decided to screen the film around the country before its national debut on June 28, all while helping their favorite charities.
"So right away we got together, Lee and I, to set up this screening to support Kids to Love; what a great organization and what a wonderful charity," says Maxwell.
The 'Redheads and Copperheads' event takes place Tuesday night at 6pm at Monaco Pictures in Huntsville.
It is your chance to see Ron Maxwell's charity screening of Copperhead and the debut of Lee Marshall's 'You Rescued Me' video.
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