A movie directed by a television actor from Winston-Salem will be screened at a Burlington theater several times over the next week.
The film, “Find a Way,” was filmed in the Burlington area. It was directed by Burgess Jenkins, an actor from Winston-Salem who has gone on to have a recurring role on the ABC TV series “Nashville.” The cast includes a number of local actors, among them Ashley Jenkins, James Freetly, Michael Kimmel, Jayson McCardell, Mike Paolucci, Hosanna Gourley, Tara Gulledge, Muhammed Abdulla and Vonnie Bristow.
The faith-based movie is loosely based on a true story from Burlington about the impact the unexpected death of a high-school quarterback has on his community.
“It shows how one person’s life, even when shortened, can touch and change the lives of so many others,” Jenkins told me last year when he was discussing the film.
The screenings will be held at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St. in downtown Burlington, at the following times: Monday, 1, 3 and 6 p.m.; Friday, 6 and 8 p.m.; Saturday, 1, 3, 6 and 8 p.m.; and next Sunday, 3 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be ordered in advance through the theater’s box office at (336) 222-8457. Tickets will also be sold at the theater.
After the screenings, Jenkins will meet with distributors to discuss further distribution of the film, which may go into theatrical release, come out on DVD or be shown on television.
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A reality show that is filmed in North Carolina will start its third season Monday night on TruTV. “Lizard Lick Towing,” which starts at 10 p.m. on Tru (digital channel 313 on Time Warner Cable), follows the owners and staff of a towing and repossession company in Wendell, a town in Wake County.
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The most popular “Doctor Who” episode never broadcast has finally come to DVD.
“Shada,” which was meant to be a 1980 episode of the long-running British science fiction series, was never completed after production was cut short by a labor strike. The story was written by Douglas Adams, an acclaimed British writer who is best known for the popular “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” series.
When the strike was over, “Shada” was never completed, but it became legendary among fans thanks to the combination of a popular writer and the presence of Tom Baker, one of the most popular actors ever to play the Doctor. In the early 1990s, Baker filmed interstitial material to bridge the missing gaps in the story so it could be released on VHS. That version of “Shada” has just been released on DVD with plenty of extras, including a retrospective from the 30th anniversary of the show — which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; an animated webcast remake of the story; and many behind-the-scenes features.
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New on DVD Tuesday: the History channel miniseries “The Men Who Built America,” a documentary about pioneering industrialists of the 19th and early 20th centuries, including the Ford, Rockefeller, Carnegie, Morgan and Vanderbilt families; the fourth and final season of the light-hearted 1980s spy drama “Scarecrow and Mrs. King”; and new volumes of superhero cartoons “Young Justice” and “Iron Man: Armored Adventures.”