Film about Charleston church shooting coming to theaters this week only

Published: Jun. 17, 2019 at 5:52 AM EDT
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Monday, June 17, 2019

(WRDW/WAGT) -- A film about the shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston is opening in theaters for just two days this week to commemorate the anniversary.

"Emanuel" will hit theaters on June 17th and 19th. It tells the story of what happened when 21-year-old Dylann Roof opened fire on a group of African American church parishioners on June 17, 2015.

The film is a documentary that "weaves the history of race relations in Charleston, the significance and impact of Mother Emanuel Church, and the hope that somehow emerges in the aftermath," according to a description by Fathom Events.

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