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As Petty Officer Second Class Cora Raikes in Battleship, out in theaters on Friday May 18th, Rihanna makes her motion-picture debut.
The GI Film Festival, the nation's only military film festival, will host an advanced screening of Universal Pictures' Battleship on Thursday at the E Street Theater, the night before the film's release and in honor of Wounded Warrior Appreciation Night that celebrates American military heroes who are working to successfully overcome and adapt to life after being injured during their service.
Their presence that night will honor the founding spirit of the GI Film Festival, reel stories, real heroes.
"We are excited to welcome local heroes to the screening as special guests. We all love the dramatic heroics and fantastic special effects of movies like Battleship, but when it really counts, it's our real-life heroes who make the world a better place every day," said GI Film Festival Executive Director Laura Law-Millett.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present this high-adrenaline action film to our audience before it hits theaters nationwide," said Brandon Millett, President of the GI Film Festival. "We couldn't be more excited to show off one of the summer's hottest films."
The GI Film Festival is a 501 c(3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to sharing the military experience in and out of the arena of war. The GIFF is the only film festival in the nation to exclusively celebrate the successes and sacrifices of the service member through the medium of film. The festival's 2012 schedule.
Rihanna in action: