Thursday, December 18, 2014

Benefit Screenings of "American Sniper" Announced

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation to Host Multi-City Benefit Screenings of “American Sniper”

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warner Bros. Pictures will join forces with the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (CKFF) on special pre-release screenings of “American Sniper,” directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle and Sienna Miller as his wife, Taya. Based on Chris Kyle’s autobiography, “American Sniper” recounts the personal story of the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.

Eight cities have been chosen to host the CKFF benefit event on Wednesday, January 14, 2015: Dallas, Kansas City, Chicago, San Diego, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Miami, Denver, and San Antonio.

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation was launched this past Veterans Day, with Taya Kyle presenting the organization’s vision of establishing a nationwide connection of service members and first responder families.

Taya stated, “I am so happy to welcome everyone to enjoy these special screenings of this inspiring, powerful and meaningful film, which captures Chris’s spirit and his character in telling the story of our family’s military experiences. ‘American Sniper’ not only reflects our story but also those of all military and first responder families; we honor them and their service to God and country. On behalf of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, I also want to express our deep appreciation to those who have supported our mission and made these screenings possible, especially Warner Bros. and our cinema partners, which are all listed on our website.”

Warner Bros. is proud to be a part of this special event, which will aid in introducing the foundation to the selected cities and beyond.

Tickets for these multi-city benefit screenings can be purchased beginning Thursday, December 18th. For more information about tickets, please visit:

Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is TO SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE US by providing meaningful interactive experiences enriching family relationships. Embracing Loyalty, Empowerment, Integrity and Excellence, Chris Kyle Frog Foundation experiences are designed to support its vision of a country of connected and thriving service member and first responder families. Each experience helps to build resilience while providing time and space without the distractions of everyday life.

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “The Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Two-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle”) heads the cast, which also includes Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell. Eastwood directed “American Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one. The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production, “American Sniper.” Opening in limited release on December 25, 2014, and wide on January 16, 2015, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures. “American Sniper” has been rated R for strong and disturbing war violence and language throughout, including some sexual references.


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