Update: We hear the screening is full -- tickets were basically available to people somehow connected to the production.
Director Derek Cianfrance is expected to be there, along with "select cast and crew members from the film."
So, will you be able to go? Details on how to get tickets won't be available for a couple of days, but the publicists for the film say they're trying to accommodate everyone who'd like to attend.
The full release is posted after the jump.
Pines opens this Friday in New York City and LA. It'll be released here April 12 at the Bow-Tie, Spectrum, and Regal Colonie Center.
SPECIAL SCREENING ON THURSDAY, APRIL 11TH FOR NEW MOVIE
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES IN ITS FILMING LOCATION, SCHENECTADY;
DIRECTOR DEREK CIANFRANCE TO ATTEND WITH SELECT CAST, CREW
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, March 28th, 2013 - In celebration of Schenectady, New York, which is the setting for and was the shooting location of director Derek Cianfrance's new movie The Place Beyond the Pines, Focus Features will hold a special screening of the film in the town on Thursday, April 11th. Mr. Cianfrance, as well as select cast and crew members from the film, will be in attendance at the screening, which will be held at Bow Tie Cinemas' Movieland 6 theaters.
Following exclusive engagements in New York City and Los Angeles beginning March 29th, Focus opens The Place Beyond the Pines in select cities on April 5th and expands the release to theaters across the country on April 12th, including the Movieland 6 in Schenectady. MPAA-rated "R," The Place Beyond the Pines is the daring new movie from the director of Blue Valentine, a sweeping emotional drama powerfully exploring the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. In the film, Luke (Academy Award nominee Ryan Gosling) is a high-wire motorcycle stunt performer who travels with the carnival from town to town. While passing through Schenectady in upstate New York, he tries to reconnect with a former lover, Romina (Eva Mendes), only to learn that she has given birth to their son Jason in his absence. Luke decides to give up life on the road to try and provide for his newfound family by taking a job as a car mechanic. Noticing Luke's ambition and talents, his employer Robin (Ben Mendelsohn) proposes to partner with Luke in a string of spectacular bank robberies - which will place Luke on the radar of ambitious rookie cop Avery Cross (Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper). Avery is also struggling to balance his professional life with his family life, which includes his wife Jennifer (Rose Byrne) and their infant son AJ. The consequences of Avery's confrontation with Luke will reverberate into the next generation. It is then that the two sons, Jason (Dane DeHaan) and AJ (Emory Cohen), must face their fateful, shared legacy.
The film was shot on location in Schenectady at, among other locales, the Schenectady Police Department; Schenectady City Hall; First National Bank of Scotia; Trustco Bank; Ellis Hospital; the Route 7 Diner; Schenectady High School; and the Altamont Fair.
"Bringing The Place Beyond the Pines back to Schenectady to show it to the town that truly helped make it is both humbling and exciting," Mr. Cianfrance said. "Schenectady is an amazing and inspiring community, and everyone on the production - especially those of us with family in the town - is so grateful that we had the opportunity to shoot there."
Also starring Mahershala Ali and Ray Liotta, the Focus Features and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment presentation of an Electric City Entertainment production in association with Verisimilitude is scripted by Mr. Cianfrance, Ben Coccio, and Darius Marder, from a story by Mr. Cianfrance and Mr. Coccio. For more information on the film, please visit www.ThePlaceBeyondThePinesMovie.com.
Focus Features and Focus Features International (www.focusfeatures.com) comprise a singular global company. This worldwide studio makes original and daring films that challenge the mainstream to embrace and enjoy voices and visions from around the world that deliver global commercial success. The company operates as Focus Features in North America, and as Focus Features International (FFI) in the rest of the world.
In addition to The Place Beyond the Pines, the current and upcoming Focus Features slate includes Paul Weitz's comedy/drama Admission, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd; Closed Circuit, the suspense thriller directed by John Crowley and starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; The World's End, the third installment of Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; the true-life dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger, to be directed by Michael Cuesta and star Jeremy Renner; and the comedic fable The Boxtrolls, the new animated feature from LAIKA, directed by Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable with a voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, and Tracy Morgan.
Focus Features is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.
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