Friday, November 4, 2011

The Patriot Guard Riders Documentary Screening

Soldier Down, Kickstands Up
Motorcycle Group Silences Funeral Protesters and Honors Military Dead

A new documentary, “Patriot Guard Riders” will be screened at Olympic Cellars, Port Angeles, WA on Veteran’s Day, Friday, November 11th, 2011. ViewTrailer

“Patriot Guard Riders” traces a motorcycle group that formed to protect people attending military funerals from the Westboro Baptist Church, a hate group who claims that American war casualties are divine retribution for the country’s tolerance of homosexuality. Now 250,000 strong, bereaved families nationwide invite the group to escort fallen soldiers from the airport to the burial grounds where they stand in flag lines even when the protesters don't show up.

This fundraising event is co-sponsored by Peninsula Community Mental Health Center and Olympic Cellars. Peter Casey, Executive Director of the Center, says, “We are thrilled to share this documentary with the community and pleased that all profits will be directed to unfunded Veteran services.” The Director, Ellen Frick will be in attendance and take part in a Q&A conducted by film critic, Rebecca Redshaw following the screening.

Location: Olympic Cellars, 255410 Highway 101
Port Angeles, WA
Donation: $25.00
Date: Friday, November 11, 2011
Time: 6 p.m. No Host Bar with light refreshments / 7 p.m. screening
Tickets: Port Book & News, Purchase Tickets Online or call the winery (360) 452-0160