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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Calendar > Arts and Culture

It's show time!

Eighth annual Big Eddy Film Festival is a hit

By Isabel Braverman - staff writer

Mary Clay Fields, pictured to the right, created the trailer for this year's Big Eddy Film Festival. She attends the opening night screening with Louise Washer.
It was a packed house for the opening night of the Big Eddy Film Festival on Friday. Expanding to a second location this year at the Narrowsburg Union, the festival kicked off with a screening of “Narrowsburg.”
The film tells a story that most locals would know about. In 1999, a French film producer and a mafioso-turned-actor attempted to turn the tiny hamlet of Narrowsburg into the “Sundance of the East.”
Persuading townspeople that they could be movie stars, the pair created a fever pitch of excitement, launching a film festival and shooting a gangster movie, both of which never materialized as they had been presented.
Twenty years after this stranger-than-fiction tale took place, director Martha Shane exposes the power of cinema and the fine line between dreams and delusions.

The film featured many local people including Tom and Cecilia Coacci, Zac Stuart-Pontier, Historian John Conway and Judge Frank LaBuda.
The Big Eddy Film Festival continued all weekend with screenings of feature films, documentaries and short films, as well as panel discussions with the filmmakers and other events.
The festival is produced by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.

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