Award-Winning Indie Film TIGER LILY ROAD to Screen at the Warner, Today
The Warner Theatre has just announced the screening of CineFugitivo's award winning Indie Film,Tiger Lily Road which will take place in the theatre's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30pm.
Writer/director, Michael Medeiros' subversive dark comedy, Tiger Lily Road (89 min) took home the top Audience Award for feature length comedy at the 22nd Woods Hole Film festival on Cape Cod. The film which, was shot locally, stars a cast of New York trained actors including Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey, Litchfield native Ilvi Dulack and theatre legend, Rita Gardner (the original girl in The Fantastiks). It also features cameos by a number of local talents including, John Fabbri, Beth Steinberg, Elizabeth MacDonald and Gerri Griswold. This female driven story was produced with the belief that there exists a large, under-served market for women's stories on the screen.
There will be a post screening Q&A with the filmmakers including Tom Pelphrey, Ilvi Dulack and director, Medeiros.
Tickets for this event are $12.50 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.
TIGER LILY ROAD - Written and directed by Michael Medeiros. CAST: Ilvi Dulack, Tom Pelphrey, Karen Chamberlain, Sarah Shaefer, Tom Nardini, Rita Gardner. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Nils Kenaston (The Holy Land - Slamdance Grand Jury Award). ORIGINAL SCORE: Milosz Jeziorski. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Alan Hruska, Catherine Connor. Michael Medeiros directed the 2007 dramatic short, Underground which played festivals internationally. As an actor he has appeared in over a hundred flms, TV and stage projects, among them: X-Men First Class, The Master & Margarita at Bard Summerscape and Camino Real at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.