HACKSAW RIDGE: Mel Gibson's Heroic Film Coming November 4



I’m happy to share the great news about a brand new film directed by Mel Gibson and coming to theaters November 4th. Based on the true story of World War II hero Desmond T. Doss, the first conscientious objector ever to receive the Medal of Honor, Hacksaw Ridge features an all-star cast that includes Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington.

Here’s a look at the story as told in Hacksaw Ridge:

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of WWII medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, miraculously saved 75 men in a matter of hours without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, except the simple prayer he uttered before he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, under constant enemy gunfire and artillery bombardment. Doss’ courage and faith won the admiration of his commanders and fellow soldiers, as he saved the lives of the very men who had persecuted him for refusing to carry a gun. He believed the war was just, but to kill under any circumstance was wrong. Doss was labeled the first conscientious objector (he called himself a “conscientious cooperator” as he volunteered) to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Hacksaw Ridge is directed by Mel Gibson (Braveheart, The Passion of the Christ) and also stars Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, and Rachel Griffiths.  Coming to theaters nationwide November 4, 2016.

Watch for additional details coming soon!

Copyright 2016 Lisa M. Hendey


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Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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