16 October 2013

Press Release: Local Film Opens At Three Dallas Area Cinemas This Weekend


Local Film Opens At Three Dallas Area Cinemas This Weekend

The Texas independent feature, “Beyond The Farthest Star” opens at the West Plano Cinemark, Southlake Harkins and the Greenville Majestic this Friday, Oct. 18th. Stars will be attending three showings with a kick-off red carpet opening at the West Plano Cinemark at 7:45P. The film has inspired critical praise, a novel and a painting by late “Painter of Light,” Thomas Kinkade. Attending the showings are Renee O’Connor, Todd Terry, Barry Corbin, Cherami Leigh, Writer/Director Andrew Librizzi and Producer Benjamin Dane.

Dallas, Texas – October 16, 2013– -Pathlight Entertainment’s feature film, “Beyond The Farthest Star” announces its Dallas opening in cinemas with a red carpet showing and cast. Produced locally in Fannin, Hunt and Dallas counties, the film used an innovative online reservation system in securing the three theaters. The ambitious film has also collected impressive reviews from critics, published a novel with Zondervan/HarperCollins and inspired one of the last paintings by the late Thomas Kinkade.

"This has been a three-year effort and a lot of hard work. It is a compelling film and now we are opening in our hometown next to blockbuster films like “Gravity” and “Captain Phillips”, says executive producer Benjamin Dane

Friday night October 18th, media is welcome to attend the red carpet event for coverage with star and filmmaker interview access; starting at 6:45P. The event will be held at the West Plano Cinemark prior to the 7:45P showing. Stars Renee O’Connor, Todd Terry, Cherami Leigh along with Writer/Director Andrew Librizzi and Executive Producer Benjamin Dane will be in attendance. Barry Corbin will be attending the 9:20P Friday showing at the Southlake Harkins Theater.

The “Beyond The Farthest Star” cast includes international star Renee O’Connor ("Xena", "Ark", "Boogeyman 2"), Todd Terry (“Breaking Bad”, “Arlington Road”, “Fissure”), Barry Corbin (“No Country for Old Men”, “Anger Management”, “War Games”), William McNamara (“Copycat”, “Chasers”, “The Legend of Hell’s Gate”), Andrew Prine (“The Miracle Worker”, “Gettysburg”, “The Dukes of Hazzard”) and Cherami Leigh (“Temple Grandlin”, “Fast Food Nation”).

Dallas represents the premier opening of the film. If the opening is successful this weekend, the film may open across the country in 2014.

“Star” is helmed by writer/director, Andrew Librizzi ("Holding On", "Still Born"), executive produced by Benjamin Dane ("The Significant Other", "Still Born") and produced by Sally Helppie ("Exit Speed", "The Beacon").

Richard Propes, The Independent Critic says, "Beyond The Farthest Star is that rare film with the courage to speak a harsh and authentic truth while never losing sight of its grander truth." Although Pastor Adam Wells is revered as "the Next Billy Graham" of the sleepy Texas town, circumstances are forcing him to choose between church superstardom and his fractured family.