Scarlet Sky Productions' THE WORD Premieres at CT's Bijou Theatre, Now thru 3/16
Scarlet Sky Productions has announced the theatrical release of its award-winning film, THE WORD, at The Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, CT. The dramatic thriller stars Kevin O'Donnell in a breakout performance and two-time Tony award winner James Naughton. The premiere takes place tonight, March 14-16, 2014 with multiple screenings at The Bijou.
THE WORD follows the gripping story of single father Tom Hawkins (O'Donnell) in the wake of his son's abduction and murder. When informed by the FBI, led by agent Mike Sheehy (Naughton), that the homicide appears to be part of a string of crimes carried out by an enigmatic sect, Hawkins inappropriately inserts himself into the investigation and embarks on a cunning path of revenge. Tom reaches deep into his religious beliefs for guidance but once the improbable killer is revealed, the aftermath can only be sorted out by God.
The film, shot entirely in Connecticut, was awarded the top honor of "Best Dramatic Feature" at the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival and also received the "Silver Ace Award" at the 2013 Las Vegas Film Festival. Several Bridgeport locations were used during production of the film, making The Bijou an ideal location for THE WORD'S debut.
Producer Steve Grimaldi, a Norwalk resident, said, "The City of Bridgeport was tremendously accommodating to us during filming and we couldn't be happier than to have our premiere here. This is a Connecticut-based movie and now we're partnering with The Bijou - so hopefully we get a big turnout from local movie fans. Our test audiences loved the film and we're confident the general population will too."
Special events are being planned for the premiere such as Q&A with the cast and filmmakers, Bridgeport Appreciation Night, and opportunities for the audience to provide feedback.
The nation's oldest movie house reopened its box office in 2011 to bring performing arts back to center stage in historic Bridgeport. The Bijou Theatre, with its intimate 200-seat supper club atmosphere, curates live entertainment from all over the country and includes a sensational repertoire of music, theatre, comedy, art and film. For more information about The Bijou Theatre, visit thebijoutheatre.com or call 203.332.3228.