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Pens To Release 50th Anniversary Documentary

by Pittsburgh Penguins @Penguins / Media Release

Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Jaromir Jagr, Evgeni Malkin, Scotty Bowman, Paul Coffey, Ron Burkle, "Doc" Emrick, Gary Bettman and Craig Patrick are among the featured interviews in a new documentary about the 50-year history of the Pittsburgh Penguins, set to be released in mid-November.

Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins will debut in an exclusive event for season ticket holders on Tuesday, November 15 at 7:00PM at PPG Paints Arena.

The two-hour, 45-minute film will then be available to the general public from November 18-22 at SouthSide Works Cinema. There will be four showings each day, and the price of admission will be $5 - with all proceeds benefitting the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

The TV premiere will be Friday, November 25 on ROOT Sports, immediately following the Penguins' 4:00PM game at Minnesota. Starting on Monday, November 28, the entire film will be available online.

"It's been an amazing process to work on a project that presents the history of our franchise in an entertaining, thought-provoking and compelling way," said Leo McCafferty, the Penguins' director of marketing, who served as the documentary's director. "We started with original owner Jack McGregor, followed the team through a series of ups and downs through the years, and ended with the fourth Stanley Cup championship in June 2016. It was quite a ride."

The narrator of Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins is actor Joe Manganiello, a Pittsburgh native. Other interview subjects include Ron Francis, Bill Guerin, Jim Rutherford, Marc-Andre Fleury, Pierre Larouche, Eddie Johnston, Les Binkley, Darius Kasparaitis, Mike Lange, Kris Letang, Ken Schinkel, David Morehouse, Mark Recchi, Ray Shero, Brooks Orpik, Paul Steigerwald, Larry Murphy, Jordan Staal, Rick Tocchet and Max Talbot.

The film also features rarely-seen footage from Penguins history.

Los Angeles-based free-lance producer Jeff Cvitkovic joined Penguins staffers Jon Otte and Andrew McIntyre in producing the documentary.

Executive producers were McCafferty, Tom McMillan, James Santilli and Rod Murray of the Penguins.

The November 15 event is invitation-only for season ticket holders.

From November 18-22, there will be daily showings for the general public at SouthSide Works Cinema at 12:00PM, 3:20PM, 6:40PM and 10:00PM.

A trailer of Pittsburgh is Home: The Story of the Penguins is available at

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