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Monday, August 16, 2010

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW Plays at Jane Pickens Theater

NEWPORT, R.I. –– Following a sellout Newport premiere on Saturday, Aug. 14, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW: Eileen Slocum and the Meaning of Newport Society heads to the Jane Pickens Theater this Friday, Aug. 20, for the start of a nine-day run in the popular downtown Newport theater.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW was originally slated for four days at Jane Pickens, but the run was extended in light of the full house at the August 10th world premiere at Providence’s Veterans Memorial Auditorium and Saturday’s sellout screening at Salve Regina University. Dozens of people were turned away on Saturday.

The film earned four stars from The Providence Journal and was rated “don’t miss” by Rhode Island Monthly. It has been featured by The Boston Phoenix, NPR Morning Edition (R.I.), The Providence Phoenix, the Newport Daily News, Newport Mercury, Newport This Week, GoLocalProv and many others. The premieres were held in partnership with the 2010 FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival.

The Pickens run begins with a showing at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 20. It continues with showings at 6 p.m. Aug. 21; 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22; and 6 p.m. on Aug. 23, 24, 26, 27 and 28; and 1 p.m. August 29. Filmmakers David Bettencourt and G. Wayne Miller will introduce the film and take questions at the 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22 showing.
Ticket information available at www.janepickens.com The theater is located at 49 Touro Street, downtown Newport, 02840.

Part history, part contemporary look, BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is told through the focus of Eileen Gillespie Slocum, Newport’s last grand dame, who died in the summer of 2008. Slocum’s family granted the filmmakers exclusive access to her archives and private Bellevue Avenue estate, where much of the film was shot.

BEHIND THE HEDGEROW is the second title from Eagle Peak Media, the production company founded in 2008 by Miller and Bettencourt. ON THE LAKE, EPM’s first title, premiered in February 2009 and has been broadcast in PBS markets across America It was nominated for an Emmy by the New England chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
For more, visit www.BehindTheHedgerow.com or www.EaglePeakMedia.com
(This is not an RIFC Production)


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