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Three screenings of Least Among Saints will be held in March and April with proceeds going to help local veterans organizations.

Martin Papazian, the film's writer, director, and star will join other panelists for a Q&A immediately following each screening.

The film played briefly in October at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15, and darn if no one at The Reader got around to seeing it, let alone writing a review. According to the IMBD plot summary, "A haunted soldier just back from war and a boy who has never known peace in his home life embark on a life-changing journey as they become unlikely friends -- and one another's last shot at redemption."

Something tells me they're gearing up for a commercial release -- I noticed a one sheet hanging in the lobby of Digiplex Mission Valley during last week's Latino Film Festival -- but here are three chances to really put your box office dollar to work.

The screenings, all open to the public, will benefit a number of veterans organizations, including the Gary Sinise Foundation, Operation Homefront, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

MARCH 21, 7PM AT DIGIPLEX MISSION VALLEY

The Children’s School in La Jolla will host a screening to help raise awareness about the challenges veterans face returning from war and to support Operation Homefront, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that provides emergency financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. The film screens in the big house at Digiplex Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Dr.). The theatre has generously donated the theater for this event. The group requests a donation of new and unwrapped school supplies or $10. Send your reservation requests to suppliesforsaints@gmail.com.

MARCH 28, 7PM AT DIGIPLEX MISSION VALLEY

Culture Shock Dance Troupe of San Diego will host the screening in part as a fundraiser for their hip-hop dance troupe. The event will also benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower returning veterans. Digiplex Mission Valley is once again letting the group screen the film free of charge. Tickets for this event are $15 with $5 of every ticket sold going directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Purchase tickets at Culture Shock Dance Center or by clicking “Donate” here.

APRIL 11, 7PM AT AMC MISSION VALLEY

All proceeds from this showing will benefit the Gary Sinise Foundation. Tickets are a suggested $10.00 donation at the door. The Gary Sinise Foundation’s Building for America’s Bravest is a program designed to construct custom Smart Homes for our nation’s most severely wounded veterans. Send reservation requests to leastamongsaints@yahoo.com

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