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‘Lone Survivor’ coming to the library

8/1/2014, 6:25 a.m.

The action drama “Lone Survivor” will be screened at three library branches this month.

The 2014 film, based on a true story, stars Mark Wahlberg, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana and Alexander Ludwig.

Wahlberg plays Marcus Luttrell, who sets out with his team on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders, they have no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Team members fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

The biographical film, which runs 121 minutes, is rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language and is directed by Peter Berg. It is based on the New York Times best-seller by Marcus Luttrell, a retired Navy SEAL who was awarded the Navy Cross in 2004.

Upcoming screenings:

n Aug. 9 – 2 p.m. at Stone Mountain-Sue Kellogg Library, 952 Leon St. in Stone Mountain; 770-413-2020.

n Aug. 15 and Aug. 16 – 2 p.m. Stonecrest Library, 3123 Klondike Road in Lithonia; 770-482-3828.

n Aug. 23 – 2 p.m. at Covington Library, 3500 Covington Highway in Decatur; 404-508-7180.