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Locally shot film to be screened for CineArt

December 29, 2011

CALLICOON, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance CineArt feature for January is “Martha Marcy May Marlene” (R), a movie about a cult that was filmed and edited in Sullivan County in the summer of 2010. Screenings will be held at the Callicoon Theater, 30 Upper Main Street, from Friday, January 6 through Tuesday, January 10. Screenings are at 7:30 daily with additional 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

Written and directed by Sean Durkin and edited by Zac Stuart-Pontier, who grew up in Narrowsburg, the film stars Elizabeth Olsen and John Hawkes. Stuart-Pontier will be available for a Q&A following the Saturday evening screening.

“It seems appropriate that this film was booked for the CineArt series to Delaware Valley Arts Alliance programming,” said executive director Elaine Giguere, “because Zac did his editing upstairs in the Delaware Arts Center.”

“I’m very excited about the film being screened at the Callicoon Theater,” said Stuart-Pontier. “I’ve always loved seeing movies there, and it’s exciting to bring 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' back to the area where it was shot. Sullivan County looks great on film.”

Co-sponsored by Callicoon Theater and Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA), CineArt brings independent and foreign films to Sullivan County audiences. A percentage of admissions and $1 per person helps to support DVAA programs in the visual, performing, literary and media arts.

Admission costs $9 ($6 for children), or $7 on Monday nights and matinees. Call 845/887-4460.