The Place Beyond Pines local release

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The Gos.

This Friday is the release of The Place Beyond the Pines -- but it's a limited release. Like, really limited. As far as we can tell, the movie will be showing in four theaters total -- two in LA, two in New York City.

The film goes into wider release April 12, and there will be at least two local theaters showing it starting that day: the Bow-Tie Cinemas in Schenectady and the Spectrum in Albany, according to the websites for both theaters. Update: It will also be showing at the Regal Colonie Center.

As you know, this movie was shot in and around Schenectady back in 2011. We haven't heard word lately of any local premiere/event.

Update: We checked in with Don Rittner, who was involved in bringing Pines to Schenectady. He says he's organized a "People's Premier" at the Spectrum the evening of April 12 for locals who were involved with the film. He says he still has a few tickets. (Don also says he's looking forward to seeing himself get beaten up by Ryan Gosling in the film.)

Soundtrack: The soundtrack for the film -- by Mike Patton -- was released today. Pitchfork is streaming it. We'd call it... moody.

Bank robbers: This is from last fall, but we just came across it today and it included an interesting bit: In an interview with NY Mag, Pines director Derek Cianfrance says Schenectady police brought him a former bank robber so he could meet a real one. (Ryan Gosling's character in the movie robs banks.)

Earlier on AOA: Early reviews of The Place Beyond the Pines

still: Focus Features


Didn't anyone see Ava Mendes on David Letterman?
She said she filmed the movie in Schen.
That "Beyond the Pines translates into Schenectady in Native American. Ava said Schenectady is a beautiful old city, but it is a ghost town because GE has left! She hopes making the movie in Schenectady will bring GE back!
Then she went on to say more offensive, stupid things about getting a killer dog from Belgium.
She hopes the dog will kill for her!
It's one thing for us Capital district residents to put down our cities, but i take offense when out of towners do it for the whole world to hear with misinformation!

On Fandango, you can see that Pines will also be playing at the Regal Cinemas in Colonie Center, starting with a 10pm screening on the 11th of April.

@anon: Thanks for sharing that. It was either wasn't in Fandango earlier this week, or I couldn't convince Fandango to tell me.

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