‘Porches’ to get outdoor screening after Ole Brook
Missed the two screenings of “Porches and Private Eyes” or just want to see it again?
You’ve got another chance to see it on a big screen.
Technically, though, it will be playing Saturday night on a wall, a big white one.
The independent film, shot in Brookhaven, will be shown on the wall behind Pappas Pizza Pi. It’s across from the Mississippi School of the Arts on Jackson Street.
And it’s free.
Directed by Travis Mills, the grandson of retired judge Donald Patterson, of Brookhaven, the movie stars Marlene Cupit as Patsy Lynn, Elise McMurry as Jenny Rose and Lynn Forney as Ann Margaret. The Southern gals enjoy a little porch swing gossip but when one of the eccentric gentlemen in their small town disappears, they turn from gossiping to sleuthing.
The comedy-mystery will begin at 8 p.m.
Mills said seating won’t be provided so it’s a good idea to bring your own. Personal coolers and ice chests won’t be allowed, but they’ll have sodas and water for sale as well as popcorn and candy.
Pappas will be selling pizza and drinks in the screening area prior to the showing.
Mills will have DVDs of “Porches and Private Eyes” for sale at the screening as well as at his booth at the Ole Brook Festival. T-shirts with two new colors and posters will also be for sale. DVDs are $10 and T-shirts are $20. Both together is $25.
The movie played twice already in Brookhaven. It premiered Sept. 3 at The Haven but that show sold out quickly. About 200 people saw it at a film fest a week later at The Haven.
“The tickets for them were a little pricey so we wanted to give back to the town of Brookhaven by giving people a chance to see it for free,” he said.
Mills said the Ole Brook Festival was the perfect time to show it, and the idea of showing it outside appealed to him.
“We fell in love with the idea of having an outdoor screening of it,” he said. “I really hope it sets a trend for that happening throughout the year.”
He said people have been enthusiastic about “Porches” in other places that it’s been shown.
“It’s getting some good notices outside of Brookhaven,” he said.
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