Friday, May 18, 2012

Movie "Hide Away" Features Grand Traverse Bay Setting


"Hide Away" (formerly titled "A Year in Mooring")

Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 pm

Tickets $25 to Benefit the Maritime Heritage Alliance

Finally! It's time to see "Hide Away" (formerly titled "A Year in Mooring") on the State's big screen. Shot in Bowers Harbor, with the climactic scene shot right on Front Street, this winner of the 2012 SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Cinematography captures the rhythms and beauty of our area and was filmed with the support of our neighbors. The producers have generously arranged for this special advance screening to benefit the Maritime Heritage Alliance on Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 pm.

This filmed-Up-North movie from noted Native American director Chris Eyre ("Smoke Signals") stars Josh Lucas ("The Lincoln Lawyer," "Sweet Home Alabama") in his first dramatic leading role. The story focuses on a troubled man attempting to rebuild his life by restoring a boat in an idyllic harbor in northern Michigan, watched by three harbor residents: a waitress (acclaimed Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, "Angels & Demons," "Munich"), a veteran mariner (James Cromwell, "The Artist," "Babe"), and a newly single father (Jon Tenney, TV’s "The Closer").

The sailing cutter Hesperus (played by Traverse City's "Champion") in the film was provided by MHA, and proceeds from the benefit will go to support the at-risk youth program SAIL Champion, community programs on Welcome and Madeline, and to promote Great Lakes Maritime History.

General admission tickets are $25. Tickets go on sale at 12 noon on Friday, May 18 online, at the State Theatre box office, and by phone at 231-947-3446. Doors open at 6 pm, and afterwards producer Sally Jo Effenson, along with Rod Jones and Jed Mooney, who worked on the film, will take questions from the audience.

The film opens nationwide on May 25. It is Rated PG-13, and is 83 minutes.

View the trailer at

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