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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • Film gets red carpet premiere in Ardmore

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  • The Chickasaw Regional (Public) Library System will have a Red Carpet Premiere for the movie "Angels Sing," starring Harry Connick, Jr., Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Kris Kristofferson and Connie Britton. Guests will meet film executives and movie producers Shannon McIntosh and Elizabeth Avellan.
    The event will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at The Charles B. Goddard Center. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be provided.
    Those who attend will have the opportunity to mingle with film executives and producers and will see the film's debut.
    "It's a movie about family ties, fathers and sons and obligations — the things you need to do to be a good father," said film actor Willie Nelson.
    This event serves as an exciting opportunity to welcome Hollywood to Ardmore and will help raise funds for renovations to the CRLS headquarters building.
    Jan Robbins is the president of The Friends, a group dedicated to helping libraries with materials for programs and other areas of need. She said this sill be a great program for Ardmore and for CRLS.
    "What an opportunity for Ardmore citizens to get up close and personal with two Hollywood producers while supporting the library,"
    she said.
    Both producers will be available for questions and photographs during the event.
    "I'm really excited about our film," said EYA Productions president Elizabeth Avellan. "It feels wonderful to share this lovely film with the local community."
    Avellan is also co-owner and VP of Troublemaker Studios. She has produced movies that have grossed over $1 Billion.
    Over the past 20 years, she has produced such films as "Spy Kids," "Frank Miller's Sin City," "Predators," "From Dusk Till Dawn," "The Adventures of Shark boy and Lavagirl" and "Grindhouse" to name only a few.
    McIntosh is an independent film producer and was recognized by ShoWest as a "Digital Cinema Pioneer." Before starting McIntosh Films, LLC, she spent two decades with the Weinstein Company and Miramax Films as executive vice president of overseeing production, post production, marketing, publicity and home entertainment. She was instrumental in the successful Academy Award campaigns for all TWC and Miramax films, including "Django Unchained," "The English Patient," "Inglorious Basterds," "The Reader," "Shakespeare in Love," "Pulp Fiction" and "Sling Blade."
    "This is a heartwarming story about family, faith and sharing during one of the most important holidays of the year," McIntosh said. "We are pleased to share it with friends of the greater Ardmore area."
    Reservations should be made to attend.
    Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased by calling (580) 223-3164, or by visiting CRLS at 601 Railway Express.
    Seating is very limited, so early reservations are strongly encouraged.

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