On Sunday, March 30 the Lebanon Valley Conservancy is holding special screening of Jake Boritt's "The Gettysburg Story" at Annville's historic Allen Theatre. Organizers personally approached Boritt, a Gettysburg native, to seek his involvement.
Previously, Lebanon Valley Conservancy board member Ralph Duquette contributed to "The Gettysburg Story" through fundraising website Kickstarter. He later asked Boritt to show the film to raise money for the Conservancy.
"I reached out to Jake Boritt and he said, 'Sure,' and he's actually coming up on Sunday. He'll sign autographs if people want to. And I think it will be a really, really fun event," Duquette said on Good Day PA on abc27.
Duquette explained that unlike many other Gettysburg films, Boritt received permission from the National Park Service for aerial access to the battlefield. Viewers are treated to a different perspective of the land. Boritt used toy helicopters and drones to gather up-close and sweeping views around and above the battlefield.
"Anywhere from up close to a couple of inches to some of these monuments. You get to see the tops of them," said Duquette. "You get a view of the battlefield that you never do anywhere else."
Sunday's showing benefits the Lebanon Valley Conservancy's student scholarship fund which provides small scholarships to high school students who complete environmental-related projects. The Lebanon Valley Conservancy's mission statement is "to promote the conservation and preservation of the unique cultural, historical and natural resources of our region, for the benefit of present and future generations."
'The Gettysburg Story' Screening
Sunday, March 30
Allen Theatre, Annville