Sneak Preview of New Independent Film AMERICAN DRESSER Screens One Night Only in Jaffrey
Jaffrey's River Street Theatre (a project of The Park Theatre) has become part of the New York Film Critics Series of "sneak preview" premieres of the best new independent films. The films are accompanied with interviews of the stars and the film creators. Film critic Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) is the host. The first "sneak preview" the River Street Theatre will present is American Dresser starring Tom Berenger (Platoon, Someone To Watch Over Me, Gettysburg) Keith David (Crash, Barbershop, Armageddon), Gina Gershon, Penelope Ann Miller (The Artist), Jeff Fahey (Silverado)and Bruce Dern (Nebraska, Coming Home). It will be shown only once, Friday, September 21 at 7pm.
From writer-director Carmine Cangialosi, American Dresser follows John Moore (Tom Berenger), a hard-edged Vietnam veteran who is recently widowed and estranged from his adult daughters. After discovering a decades-old secret his wife kept for years, John finds himself at a crossroads and decides to confront the mistakes of his past by fulfilling a lifelong dream. He fixes up his American Dresser motorcycle and sets out on a cross-country road trip with his best friend, Charlie (Keith David). They hit the highway, exploring new territories, meeting a series of offbeat characters, and together they learn that life is about moving forward, one mile at a time.
Tickets for American Dresser (Not Rated) are $8.00. Seniors, military, students, TEACHERS are $7.00. 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.
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 begin construction 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."