'The Protector' documentary looks at alumnus Lt. Michael Murphy's life

September 30, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- "Murph: The Protector," feature-length documentary based on the life of Penn State alumnus Michael Murphy, will have its premiere showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at the State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave. 

The event is being presented by Mactavish Pictures, Penn State Adult Learner Programs and The State Theatre.

The film explores Lt. Murphy’s life of honor, courage and commitment, as told by his friends, family and teammates. Murphy was raised in Patchogue, N.Y., attended Penn State and then joined the U.S. Navy to serve in the SEAL Teams. He was killed in combat in 2005 in Afghanistan and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007.

Before the film the Penn State ROTC will provide a Joint Color Guard, and 30-minute question-and-answer session with director Scott MacTavish will be held after the showing. 

Tickets are $6 for student, children and senior citizens; and $8 for adults. 

The film will also be shown at 10 p.m., Oct. 4; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5; 4 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7; and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8. 

For more information, visit http://murphmovie.com.

  • The poster for "Murph: The Protector"

    Lt. Michael Murphy was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007.

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated September 30, 2013