Viewing Of 2005 Packers Highlights Film Set For Monday, July 17

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The Green Bay Packers will present a premiere viewing of the team's 2005 highlights film, "The Next Generation: The Story of the 2005 Green Bay Packers," in the Legends Club of the Lambeau Field Atrium Monday evening, July 17, it was announced Thursday.

The initial public showing of the film, with free admission, will begin at 7 o'clock. Access to the Atrium area will be through the Miller Brewing Company Gate, with film attendees then taking the escalator to the Legends Club on the fourth level of the Atrium.

Packers long snapper Rob Davis, who in 2006 will enjoy his 10th season with the Packers, will be on hand to address the team's upcoming season and answer questions. Davis also will be available for autographs following the program.

"The Next Generation" chronicles the Packers' 2005 season and features the incredible cinematography of NFL Films. The film highlights the team's impressive performances from last season, including the important play of key veterans and the younger, reserve players who were thrust into prominent roles and thus gained valuable experience for the future.

The film also looks ahead to the upcoming campaign by interviewing Packers General Manager Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthy. As only NFL Films can, the viewer is given an up-close experience as a "miked-up" McCarthy leads his team through one of his first mini-camps as a head coach.

Other exciting moments in the film include important plays that helped the Packers' defense finish the season as the league's top-ranked unit against the pass. The performances of defensive leaders Nick Barnett, Aaron Kampman and Al Harris are key moments as well.

Among the players featured in the film are wide receiver Donald Driver and Samkon Gado, the rookie running back who ascended from the practice squad to lead the team in rushing and score a team rookie-record six touchdowns.

A Brett Favre feature is included as well, as a Packers highlight film wouldn't be complete without it.

In addition, the film is punctuated by dramatic, voice-over descriptions of impact plays by Wayne Larrivee and Larry McCarren, of the Packers Radio Network. Produced, written and edited by NFL Films, in conjunction with the Packers' public relations department, it is narrated by Robb Webb.

It will be available for non-commercial group showings (church, fraternal and civic groups, etc.), in DVD format, through the Packers' office beginning July 24, by writing in care of "Packers Highlight Film" at P.O. Box 10628, Green Bay, Wis., 54307-0628.

The film also is scheduled to be available for purchase through the Packers Pro Shop, located in the Lambeau Field Atrium, starting in late July.

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