A screenplay by local author Bill Kauffman has been turned into a major motion picture and today the official trailer was released by the studio.
"Copperhead," set in Civil War-era Upstate New York, deals with the wars effects on people far removed from the battlefields.
The film opens nationally in theaters June 28.
The subject matter of the film -- a seldom portrayed aspect of Civil War America -- may be well-timed following the box office and critical success of the movie "Lincoln."
Copperhead stars Billy Campbell, Peter Fonda, Augustus Prew and Angus Macfadyen and is directed by Ronald F. Maxwell. The screenplay is an adaptation of a novel by Harold Frederic. Frederic, of Utica, wrote "The Copperhead" in 1893.
Kauffman, born in Batavia and a resident of Elba, is the author of "Dispatches from the Muckdog Gazette" and eight other books.