A special thank you to everyone who came out to support Travis Mills for the Fayetteville screening! This was a meaningful venue to Travis. “Fort Bragg is where I grew up,” Mills said. “I came here when I was 18 and spent 6 1/2years here before I was injured.”
Interview with Travis before the event:
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The Fort Bragg community embraced this event, and promoter, Christy Fessey, did a tremendous job putting together this screening! Due to the overwhelming response, theater management upgraded the screening to a larger theater to accommodate the crowds. Mills along with Specialist Brandon Fessey, who was a part of the film, had the opportunity to greet others and speak at the event.
Christy shared with us, “He (Mills) got two standing ovations! – When Travis first came up to talk and then when the movie was over. There was a lot of different emotions throughout the film…clapping at times, laughing at the funnier moments, dead silence at times – there was some crying. The crowd was definitely engaged in the film! Everyone loved it. I even had some guy come up to me this morning at my kids elementary school and shake my hand and said thank you for bringing the film here and that he thought it was amazing. Travis was a big hit!”
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We were also excited to see Travis: A Soldier’s Story featured on the front page of the Fayetteville Observer for two days! Thank you for sharing this story.
A few pics that were shared on Social Media!