Monday, January 10, 2011

The New Year, a Movie Filmed Locally

UPDATE IV: Mark like the movie. Read the Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola part of an excellent movie.

UPDATE III: And don't forget the WEBY date night meet-up for the Saturday 7 p.m. show. See ya there.

UPDATE II: Read the Pensacola News Journal, Local haunts hit big screen in indie flick.

UPDATE: The New York Times gave the movie a favorable review: "[o]ut of raw materials — convincing 20-something dialogue; deft montages of night life, bowling, parties, the beachside setting — the director-screenwriter Brett Haley (with another screenwriter, Elizabeth Kennedy) has built an encouraging feature debut. " Read Serious Adulthood Waiting to Happen.

"Budding writer Sunny takes time off from college to tend to her ailing dad in suburban Florida, and after two years, a temp job at a bowling alley has turned into a comfortable rut -- but then high school rival Isaac returns to disrupt the routine. Friendly fire replaces competitive spirit as the pair pick up where they left off, and Sunny realizes the future holds more than a well-stocked shoe counter."

You might recognize that suburban Florida town and bowling alley, it was filmed in in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola, including "Cordova Lanes, the Village Inn on Ninth Avenue, and Pensacola Beach."

Watch the trailer and see if you recognize anyone:

The New Year Trailer from The New Year on Vimeo.

The film will premiere locally starting Friday, January 7, at the Gulf Breeze Cinema 4.