DAPHNE — Moviegoers at the Daphne AMC Classic Jubilee Square 12 left with an extra patriotic pep in their step Monday night after watching the premiere of "Police State."

The movie, produced by Dinesh D'Souza, explores the possibility that the United States is becoming totalitarian, with the rights of citizens increasingly being erased along with the views of conservatives, Christians and Republicans targeted by the Department of Justice and the media.

The movie tells the stories of those who claim to be victims of political persecution and dangerous policy in America.

"Police State is a movie that I never wanted to make because I never wanted America to get to a point where a movie like this needed to be made," D'Souza said at the beginning of the film. "I feel like the animal that alerts the herd to approaching danger, so we can take precautionary steps before it's too late."

Dan Bongino, a former New York Police officer and Secret Service Agent turned conservative political commentator, is also featured in the movie. Whistleblowers of the FBI, CIA and social media companies participated and told their stories.

The national anthem was played at the end of the film. It depicted political prisoners being held in connection to January 6, singing together as they do every evening at 9 p.m.

When the movie premiered Monday night in Daphne, the crowd stood and sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” along with the film.

Police State is only playing one more time in select theaters on Wednesday, October 25 and will premiere online on Friday, October 27.

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