New Romantic Comedy Film Gets New England Premiere At River Street Theatre
From the small screen to the big screen, film director Phil Allocco has made his first feature film, The Truth About Lies. Mr. Allocco has won numerous awards for his television commercials and video work for clients such as Bank of America and The History Channel. His new film makes its New England premiere at the River Street Theatre in Jaffrey this Friday, October 27.
The Truth About Lies is a contemporary romantic comedy in the tradition of Woody Allen, Ben Stiller and The Office. The story is about Gilby Smalls, a desperate, unemployed man who lives with his mother and weaves an ever-growing web of lies to impress a beautiful woman.
Gilby is played by Fran Kranz (The Dark Tower, The Cabin in the Woods). The cast includes Odette Annable (Cloverfield, Supergirl), Colleen Camp (American Hustle), Miles Fisher (Superhero Movie), Chris Diamantopolous (Wedding Daze, Silicon Valley) and Mary Elizabeth Ellis (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia).
The Truth About Lies has won 14 awards and 6 nominations from numerous film festivals around the U.S. It also boasts an 85% "Want To See" score on the film criticism site, RottenTomatoes.com.
The Truth About Lies plays Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28. Showtimes are 2pm and 7pm each day. Tickets are $8.00 (seniors, military, students & teachers $7). More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at riverst.org or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after-hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.
The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.
About The Park Theatre & River Street Theatre
The Park Theatre first opened in Jaffrey in 1922 and was the center of community life as a movie and vaudeville house for 54 years until it closed in 1976. Purchased by The Park Theatre, Inc. in 2006, it will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art film and performing arts center, featuring two auditoriums seating 485, presenting movies, live theatre, including children's productions, concerts, and lectures as well as offering a place for business and community gatherings for the Monadnock Region and its 100,000 residents, school districts and dynamic artistic community. The new Park Theatre is scheduled to open in 2018.
The Park Theatre currently operates the River Street Theatre (RST), a small live entertainment and cinema venue, located adjacent to the construction site as an interim theatre until the new Park Theatre opens. Opened in January of 2017, the RST holds the title of "smallest theatre in New England."