Finding Josephine, a stirring Civil War drama co-written and directed by singer/songwriter Rory Feek, is set for release at Walmart and stores across the nation on February 5th. Starring Alice Coulthard, Boris McGiver (House of Cards), Jessejames Locorriere, Linds Edwards, and Matthew Brady, the film is about a young soldier’s wife who disguises herself as a man and enlists in the Confederate Army in a quest to find her missing husband. Finding Josephine was produced and co-written by Aaron Carnahan.
The film has deep roots in Feek’s own story. In the mid-90s, he purchased a 150-year-old farmhouse and came across letters between a Civil War soldier and his wife. Incredibly moved by their love story and longing for one of his own, Feek’s wish was granted when he met and married his late wife Joey, with whom he formed the country duo Joey+Rory. The pair recorded “Josephine,” a song that was loosely based on the Civil War letters and later blossomed into a full-blown screenplay that told both of Feek’s story and that of Josephine, connecting the two tales with a thread of devoted love.
Finding Josephine was filmed in Halifax County, Virginia, in 2015. The film was screened at the 2016 Bentonville Film Festival, as well as 2016 Nashville Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize for Tennessee First Feature. The February release marks the first time the film will be made available to a wider audience.
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