Citizens United to Release Phil Robertson’s ‘Torchbearer’ in Select Theaters

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Citizens United Productions will release the documentary film Torchbearer, starring Duck Dynasty‘s Phil Robertson, in select theaters across the country on October 7, the organization announced this week.

Torchbearer examines what occurs when civilized societies remove God from public life.

Robertson — best known as the “Duck Commander” from A&E’s hit TV show Duck Dynasty — serves as the film’s narrator and tour guide, guiding viewers on a visual journey from the Coliseum in Rome to the beaches of Normandy, from French Revolution sites in Paris to the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, in an effort to examine what happens when whole societies crumble without God.

The film made its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in France earlier this year, and screened at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

In an interview with Breitbart News in May, Robertson said that much of the current frustration and anger bubbling up in the United States stems from the fact that depraved behavior has become “mainstream.”

“Murder is mainstream, we slaughter our own children. We priss around and parade our perversion; it’s being done in front of our very eyes,” Robertson said. “Depravity, literally. And I never thought I’d see it in my lifetime. But it has literally become mainstream.”

Torchbearer is directed and co-written by former Breitbart News executive chairman and acclaimed filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, who previously produced titles including Generation Zero, The Undefeated and Occupy Unmasked.

The film was written by Bannon, Breitbart Senior West Coast Editor Rebecca Mansour and Zach Dasher. Citizens United’s David Bossie and Breitbart’s Dan Fleuette produced the film.

In addition to its release in select theaters, the film will also receive a day and date release on various digital and video-on-demand platforms, including Comcast, Dish, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon and others.

The full list of theaters can be found by visiting the Torchbearer website.


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