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Mississippi-made 'The Historian' to play Friday at The Grand in D'Iberville

"The Historian," a two-hour film directed by Mississippian Miles Doleac, will play Friday at The Grand Theater in D'Iberville.

Jase Payne, associate producer for Historia Films, said Mississippians were involved in every aspect of the film's production.

"The Historian" was shot strictly in South Mississippi, primarily in Hattiesburg and Biloxi. Payne said actor Bill Sadler walked through the summer fair at the Coast Coliseum in one scene, and the film also shows views of U.S. 90 and the beaches in Biloxi.

"It was a great shot. I think a lot of people are going to be very impressed with that," Payne said. "It's a beautiful shot of the Coliseum."

Starring Bill Sadler, Doleac said the film "tells the story of a troubled, young history professor trying to escape his past by taking a job at a new university, where he struggles with an entrenched and equally-troubled department chair, rampant student apathy and new relationships that complicate and challenge his world-view."

You can watch the film at 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. The showing will last for a week.

"If ticket sales are good, it could be extended," Payne said.

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