Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Three Screenings of Blue Valentine Scheduled for 2011 Dietrich Film Festival

The schedule for the 2011 Dietrich Film Festival in Tunkhannock has been announced, and the film Blue Valentine (filmed in and around the Scranton area--including the Reference Department at Scranton Public Library) will be screen three times. So if you didn't have the opportunity to see it on the big screen when it played in Moosic or Wilkes-Barre, this will be your last chance to see it locally.

Blue Valentine will be shown at the festival:

Saturday, April 9th at 9:30 PM
Wednesday, April 13th at 4:30 PM
Thursday, April 21st at 2:15 PM

Information on prices and purchasing tickets online can be found here.

Blue Valentine will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on May 10th. Albright Memorial Library will have copies of the film in both format to borrow. To place a hold on the DVD, click here.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 Official Movie Poster and Trailer

Check out the official theatrical trailer and movie poster for Atlas Shrugged Part 1.

Atlas Shrugged will be released in multiple parts. The first installment, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1, is rated PG-13 and will be released April 15th, 2011.

Being that the film will be released in multiple parts, it's now quite possible that the Scranton reference will be included (it appears on page 836 out of 1168 pages of Ayn Rand's novel), but you never know.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)

Yes, even the late, great Dame Elizabeth Taylor, who passed away yesterday, visited the NEPA/Central PA area. On May 23, 1988, she visited Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA.

Read more about her visit in today's Times-Tribune by clicking here.

Monday, March 21, 2011

"Star-Studded Cast Revives 'That Championship Season'" From CBS News (March 20, 2011)

Check out this video that was posted yesterday on CBSNews.com yesterday morning. It features a group interview of the the five stars of the Broadway revival of Jason Miller's That Championship Season. It also features Jason Patric, Miller's son and co-star in the revival) being interviewed strolling down the streets of Scranton, even visiting his father's bust on Courthouse Square.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

"You & Me" Video from Blue Valentine Features Scene Shot at Scranton Public Library

The makers of Blue Valentine released the official video for You & Me by Penny & the Quarters, a classic song that the characters Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) pick as "their song."

1:09-1:14 of the video features the scene filmed in the Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library in May 2009.

Unfortunately, the film will finish its local run at Cinemark on Thursday, March 3rd, but it will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on May 10th (the library is getting both formats to check out).

For more on the video and the song's usage in Blue Valentine, click here.

ALSO, if you got to the 1:47 mark of this Blue Valentine fan video, you will see a scene where Michelle Williams is riding a bus as Albright Memorial Library passes in the background.