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New movie featuring Hattiesburg hits box offices Friday

 A new movie premieres at the Grand 18 Theatre in Hattiesburg this Friday. Hattiesburg residents won't want to miss The Historian. 

"We shot the entirety of the film in south Mississippi," said Miles Doleac, the film's writer, producer, director, and actor. "The vast majority of it was shot here in Hattiesburg and here on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi."

The university isn't named specifically because the film is set in a sort of Anywhere, USA. But Hattiesburg residents will recognize a lot of the scenery.

"I really wanted to showcase the university campus and the city of Hattiesburg as a film location," said Doleac. "We hope that people will come out and support Mississippi film-making, local film-making."

The Historian premieres at 7 p.m. Friday. The cast will be available to answer questions and take pictures immediately following the show.

Those interested in attending are urged to order their tickets in advance. To do so, click here.

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