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June 4, 2014

‘Tomato Republic’ film to show at Jackson Cinema

JACKSONVILLE — Just when you thought the city couldn't out-do itself in tomatoey goodness, a whole new juicy level of fun is added.

On June 12, Tomato Republic – a feature-length documentary film about the 2013 Jacksonville mayoral race – will be shown publicly for the first time since its world premiere at the Dallas Inter-national Film Festival in early April.

“We have had so many people asking us how and when they can see Tomato Republic, since we world premiered at the Dallas International Film Festival,” said Jenna Jackson, a local native who served as an executive producer and co-director on the film with JHS classmate Whitney Graham Carter. Carter also served as co-producer on Tomato Republic, which received the Special Jurist Award at the Dallas event.

Jackson said she is excited about the first screening of the film coinciding with the 30th annual Tomato Fest, slated June 14, adding that she hopes to line up future screenings in the region.

Tomato Republic will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Jackson Cinema 3, 1710 S. Jackson Street.

E-tickets may be purchased online at: https://squareup.com/market/p-plus-r-productions/tomato-republic-june-screening. Cost is $7 each, with seating limited.

Orders also are being taken for DVDs through the “Tomato Republic” website – http://pandrproductions.com/tomato-republic/ – as well as on the movie's  Facebook page.

Additionally, a new line of Tomato Republic merchandise will be debuting during the June 14 festival at Ruffles, 114. E. Commerce St. in Jacksonville.

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