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Movie completed, screening held in Columbia

Jane Aaron was assigned by her boss, Ben Arnold at Columbia's Image Analysis, to help his son Matthew with local connections during the making of a movie. It was a grand community event when the finished product was screened for public viewing at the Columbian Theatre, especially for all the locals who starred in the film. Jane wrote to Columbia Magazine in issue 41 . . .
Los Angeles filmmaker and son of Ben and Margaret Arnold of Columbia, Matthew Arnold, will debut "Resurrection Mary," a twenty-minute ghost story starring Wilford Brimley, at the Columbian Theater on Saturday, June 15, 2002. The movie is about a tabloid journalist who goes to investigate a series of mysterious disappearances in the town of Resurrection, Kentucky.
"Resurrection Mary" was shot entirely in Adair and Green counties over the past year and will qualify Arnold for his Master of Fine Arts degree at the prestigious University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television.
The premiere will be designed to have all the flavor of a big Hollywood movie opening, with a red carpet, photographers, news coverage, and an opening speech by the director. But unlike many Hollywood movie premieres, this event will be open to the public. Distinguished guests and special invitees will arrive before 7 PM to be seated. All other available seats will be granted to the public on a first-come-first-serve basis. If necessary, a second showing will be held at 8:30 PM, to accommodate an overflow. There is no charge to attend any of the shows.
Many locals feature prominently as extras in the film or have served as crew members behind the scenes. The film was written, directed and produced by Arnold, with photography by Matthew Heckerling, music by John Luker, production design by K.C. Schmidt and Dave Senn, editing by Kristy Linderholm and Charles Jenson, costume design by April Shepperd, sound design by Jamie Christopherson and Anyee Osborn, and supervising sound design by Academy Award winning sound designer Lon Bender (credits include "We Were Soldiers", "Shrek" and "Braveheart").
The movie stars Wilford Brimley as Morty, the innkeeper of The Weary Traveler Bed & Breakfast in Resurrection.

This story was posted on 2002-10-22 15:47:25
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