“Virginia” coming to Waterfront, theaters this summer

April 25th, 2012 at 1:18 pm by under Entertainment

The now re-titled “Virginia” will play at Waterfront Film Festival June 16th

"Virginia" poster courtesy Entertainment One

     A movie that filmed along the Lakeshore nearly three years ago will be showing at Michigan’s biggest film festival this summer.

      The Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris drama “Virginia” was originally titled “What’s Wrong with Virginia” when it filmed in more than 30 locations along the Lakeshore in the fall of 2009.   The movie debuted at the Toronto Film Festival in 2010, but was re-edited and now has the shorter title when it will play at a special screening at this year’s Waterfront Film Festival Saturday, June 16th.

     The production company says “Virginia” will also be in limited release May 18th… but so far, no word on when the movie will be in West Michigan theaters.

     “Virginia” spent six weeks filming along the Lakeshore in the fall of 2009 (October and November) in more than 30 locations including Holland, Grand Haven (City Hall), South Haven (North Beach), and Zeeland.   Some of the movie’s scenes were also filmed in New Jersey. 

     The movie also stars Emma Roberts, Amy Madigan, and Harrison Gilbertson was produced locally by TicTock Studios of Holland.  “Virginia” was the 2nd movie produced by TicTock studios, “Tug” was the first movie, which premiered at Waterfront Film Festival in 2010.   “Virginia” is being distributed by Entertainment One.

From Press Release:
The film, starring Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris, is about a single mom who is struggling to raise her teenage son in a gossip-fueled small beachfront town.
Complications arise when her two-decade-long affair with the local married sheriff threatens to derail his newly announced political campaign.

“Virginia” is written and directed by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black.  “Virginia”, loosely based on experiences from Black’s childhood, opens with a platform release in New York, Los Angeles and select cities beginning mid-May, and will have a Special Engagement screening in Saugatuck at 9 p.m. on Saturday June 16.

Filmmakers and some members of the cast are scheduled to be in attendance.

Tickets go on sale today for “Virginia” at the 14th Annual Waterfront Film Festival in Saugatuck, Mich. June 14-17… passes are available at waterfrontfilm.org.

Previous stories about “Virginia”:
1/17/12: “Virginia” coming to theaters this Spring
11/11/09: Production wraps on “Virginia”
10/20/09: Call for extras / local actors chosen from August casting call
9/17/09: Location scouting for “What’s Wrong with Virginia” house
8/11/09: Casting change, open casting call for “What’s Wrong with Virginia”
5/18/09: “What’s Wrong with Virginia” coming to Michigan

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