(Originally published at 9 a.m. MDT September 12, 2017)
A new three and a half minute featurette has been released for the film about the Yarnell Hill Fire, Only the Brave, which is billed as the “true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots”.
On June 30, 2013 19 members of the firefighters on the crew were killed after the wind shifted and they were overrun by the fire.
In July a two and a half minute trailer was released, but this version adds a few scenes including very brief interviews with one of the producers, a former Granite Mountain Hotshot, and some of the leading actors. As the featurette ends, Josh Brolin who plays Crew Superintendent Eric Marsh says to the camera:
Every person who sees this movie is gonna want to wave a little bit longer to every firefighter they see.
As the vignette ends there is a graphic encouraging viewers to donate to the “Granite Mountain Fund”, which is an organization new to us. The fund’s web site describes their intentions…..
“The Philanthropic initiative of the film “Only the Brave,” drives donations to support firefighting as well as the towns and families connected to and impacted by hotshots and their work.
“Donations for the Granite Mountain Fund will benefit the following organizations:
- Wildland Firefighter Foundation
- Eric Marsh Foundation
- Kevin Woyjeck Explorers Foundation
- Prescott Firefighter’s Charities
- California Firefighters Foundation
- Carry the Load”
The film will open in theaters October 20.