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Screening added for film about slain soldier

Because of unexpected audience response, an additional screening has been scheduled for a documentary about Chase Comley, a Lexington Marine who was killed in Iraq in August 2005.

Too Pretty to Die, directed by Tiffany Freisberg, will be shown at midnight Saturday and at a just-added screening at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Both showings are free and at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main Street in Lexington.

The death of Comley, 21, drew nationwide attention because some members of his family spoke out angrily against the war, while others defended it and said Comley thought he was doing the right thing by being there.

The 75-minute documentary includes interviews with relatives, friends and others.

A flier for the documentary says it presents "a balanced yet personal perspective of the American political spectrum while reminding us of the lives behind the politics."

Comley, a graduate of the Sayre School, was killed by a suicide bomber just weeks before he was to return home.

The title of the documentary is a reference to what friends said Comley had told them: "Don't worry about me. I'm too pretty to die."

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