Film Based on Williams' Screenplay Come to Sunrise
The final February feature in the Sunrise Theater's SunFlix series is "The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond," showing Thursday, Feb. 25, through Monday, March 1. This drama/romance is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 42 minutes and stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Evans, Academy Award-winner Ellen Burstyn, Ann-Margret and Will Patton. Shows are weekdays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
"The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond" is a new drama based on a recently rediscovered original screenplay by legendary writer Tennessee Williams, who wrote the "Teardrop Diamond" at the height of his late-1950s heyday, amid such classic plays, (which themselves were adapted into classic films) as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "Suddenly, Last Summer," "Sweet Bird of Youth" and "Orpheus Descending." The film is directed by award-winning short filmmaker and stage and screen actress Jodie Markell, in her feature debut.
The film's Web site provides the following synopsis: "Fisher Willow (Bryce Dallas Howard) is a headstrong young heiress who chafes under the constraints of proper Southern society, and rebels by asking the impoverished but handsome son of her father's caretaker, Jimmy Dobyne (Chris Evans), to escort her to the major social events of the season. The relationship is purely a business arrangement at the outset, with Fisher paying for Jimmy's time and attention, but when she discovers that she really loves him, she finds it impossible to rewrite the rules and earn the affection she tried to buy."
The historic Sunrise Theater, located at 250 NW Broad St. in Southern Pines, is nonprofit. Ticket prices are $7 for evening shows and $6 for the matinee. Refreshments, including beer and wine, are available, and all movies are commercial free. Contact the theater at (910) 692-3611 or at www.sunrisetheater.com.
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