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Locally shot short film to be screened in Mt. Pleasant Nov. 22

Nov 16, 2016

At 5:15 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, Mt. Pleasant Arts IMPACT (Impacting Arts And Culture Together), in cooperation with Midwest Old Threshers and Main Street Cinema will host a screening of, “The Gift of the Magpie,” an award-winning short film with scenes shot at Midwest Old Threshers and at Jerry’s Main Lunch, in Burlington.

The event will host the film’s director, Anita George, and the director of photography, Phil Dingeldein.

The hour-long screening event, held at Main Street Cinema in Mt. Pleasant (115 N. Main St.) begins at 5:15 p.m., and is free and open to the public. A reception to meet the director and director of photography will be followed by a screening of the short film. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the story and production. There will also be a cash bar for the purchase of beverages and snack items.

Having made its world premiere in October at the Adirondack Film Festival in Glens Falls, N.Y., “The Gift of the Magpie” won Best Cinematography and Best Short Film at the Muscatine Independent Film Festival earlier this month. The film has also been selected to participate in the Erie International Film Festival in December.

Coordinating this event with Midwest Old Threshers and Main Street Cinema, Mt. Pleasant Arts IMPACT is an arts advocacy group dedicated to fostering and supporting local artists and arts organizations by creating awareness of their activities and endeavors, and by generating ways to honor and celebrate arts and culture in and around Mt. Pleasant.

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