One Night Only, Special Screening of "Little Accidents"

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One Night Only, Special Screening of "Little Accidents"

Charleston, West Virginia – As the most recent Sundance Film Festival comes to a close, many residents in southern West Virginia are celebrating the release of one of last year’s Sundance favorites, “Little Accidents.” The film, which is being distributed by Amplify, was shot entirely in West Virginia, and will have a one-night only public screening at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley on February 6.

“Little Accidents” brings its story to life with A-list cast of Elizabeth Banks, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Lofland, Josh Lucas, and Chloë Sevigny. The story follows what happens when a teenage boy goes missing in a small town already devastated by a fatal mining accident and three strangers find themselves drawn together in a tangle of secrets, lies, and the collective grief of the community.

The film's writer and director, Sara Colangelo, first toured the southern coalfields region in March 2011. Jamie Cope, locations services coordinator for the West Virginia Film Office, served as her guide as well as during a follow-up scout in February 2013. “The film office receives hundreds of calls every year about filming in the state, and we work diligently with each business prospect," Cope said. After nearly two years of sending photos and working with the production on other needs, the director indicated she would be returning for a second scout and was convinced that West Virginia was the perfect place to film "Little Accidents."

West Virginia Film Office director Pam Haynes is excited residents will have an opportunity to see the film in a theatrical setting. Haynes said, “There were so many people in the community that worked on this film, that it seems only fitting that Marquee Cinemas was able to offer a screening to celebrate this accomplishment.” Haynes said Marquee's arrangement to screen the film helps send a big ‘thank you’ message to many of the local workforce, property owners, businesses, and officials who helped make West Virginia a great place to make this film.

Tickets are currently on sale for the 7:30 p.m. screening of “Little Accidents” at Marquee Cinemas in Beckley on February 6. Contact the theater for details at 304-255-4036. Those unable to attend the screening in Beckley can find the film on many video-on-demand services. To learn more about the film and to watch the trailer, visit http://littleaccidentsfilm.com.

The West Virginia Film Office is a section of the West Virginia Division of Tourism at the West Virginia Department of Commerce. Follow the film office on Twitter @wvfilm or Facebook.com/wvfilm.

 

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