HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Billed as a “romantic dramedy,” the independent film “Speak Now” will kick off the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films Thursday, Sept. 11, at Wallace State Community College. The film, sponsored by The Evelyn Burrow Museum, will be shown at 6 p.m. in the Burrow Center Recital Hall. A Q & A with the director will follow the screening. Admission is free.
Directed by Noah Harald and written by Erin Cardillo, “Speak Now” follows the story of a group of high school friends who reunite for a wedding. The secrets that come out at the gathering unleash chaos for the bride and groom and alter the lives of those in attendance.
The synopsis of the film reads: “Setting aside their personal issues to support the union of Tommy and Anna was the intention of the wedding guests, but as the night unfolds old offenses and a newly mounting scandal plunge the group back into a pool of high-school drama. “
The cast of the film is described as a talented ensemble of emerging actors. The film itself was a groundbreaking experiment in narrative filmmaking. It was shot over a three-day period, with all of the dialogue improvised by the actors and based on an outline of the story.
Director Noah Harald is a multiple award-winning filmmaker whose work has received film festival awards and online acclaim, as well as garnered an MTV Movie Award nomination. His unique taste for highly visual storytelling has also led to significant commercial work with companies such as Sony, Best Buy, Food Network, Adidas and Doritos. He will be on hand to answer questions after the screening.
The other films planned for viewing at Wallace State include:
– “Mona Lisa is Missing,” 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Oct. 9
– “Go With Le Flo,” 6 p.m., Nov. 13
– “Brothers Hypnotic,” 6 p.m., Feb. 12
– “The Starfish Throwers,” 6 p.m., March 19
– “If You Build It,” 6 p.m., April 9
For more information about the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films, visit www.southarts.org. Visit www.wallacestate.edu/artscalendar for more information about this and other opportunities offered by Wallace State Community College and the Burrow Museum.
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