Film Featuring Pisgah Bridge Premieres
Last December, a cast and crew from Webster Falls Films descended on the grounds of the Pisgah Covered Bridge in Randolph County to film scenes for the feature movie, "Blaire's Bridge."
Area residents will now be able to see the film when it shows Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Sunset Theatre in Asheboro. Producers are dubbing the event "World Premiere II."
"We are indebted to two communities, the Clayton area and Randolph County, for their help in making 'Blaire's Bridge 'a reality," said Mark Grady, the film's director and screenwriter. "Very early in the process, we decided we were going to have two premieres when the film was completed as a way of saying thanks."
Webster Falls Films has announced that a portion of all ticket sales for the Sept. 19 showing of the film will be donated to the Randolph Arts Guild.
"We wanted to show our thanks for the kind hospitality everyone in Randolph County showed us during the filming of the movie last winter," Grady said. "So, we decided we would have one of our premiere showings of the film in Asheboro and also choose a nonprofit organization we could donate some of the box office receipts to. I'm glad we chose the Randolph Arts Guild because the arts provide so much to the quality of life in a community, especially during challenging times."
The Pisgah Covered Bridge plays a prominent role in the movie, appearing to be built by a man as a gift for his dying wife, Blaire. When the full story behind the bridge is revealed during a community event, the town learns a long-kept secret about the bridge that changes the perspective of everyone in the community.
The main characters include a popular English teacher and his daughter, as well as their circle of family and friends. They are all dealing with challenges when they learn the story behind the building of a local covered bridge everyone has come to call "Blaire's Bridge." The story changes their lives. The movie is based on the novel of the same title written by Mark Grady.
"Blaire's Bridge" World Premiere II will take place at the Sunset Theatre in downtown Asheboro Saturday, Sept. 19, at 7:45 p.m. The event begins with a "Meet The Cast and Crew" session, followed by a screening of the movie.
Advance tickets can be purchased online. Details for the premiere, tickets, and more about the film, including a trailer, can be found at www.websterfallsfilms.com.
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