Kentucky takes center stage in the new indie feature film Clancy, which opens Friday in 12 cities across the region, including Georgetown.
Written and directed by Louisvillian Jefferson Moore, the family-friendly movie tells the story of an independent 12-year-old girl, Clancy (played by Christina Dawn Fougnie of Louisville), who runs away from her abusive home and befriends an ill-tempered, homeless Gulf War veteran, Nick (played by Moore), who becomes her protector when the political ambitions of the local mayor and police chief threaten them.
The film was shot mostly in and around Louisville but also some in Lexington, Shelby County and Elizabethtown.
Theatres of Georgetown, 401 Outlet Center Drive, will screen the film at 1:35, 4:35, 7:05 and 9:15 p.m. Friday to Sunday and 4:35, 7:05 and 9:15 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
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The film, which was not screened in advance for critics, also is premiering at Village 8 Theaters in Louisville, Movie Palace Cinemas in Elizabethtown and cinemas in Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida and other states. The distributor, Kelly Filmworks, said the movie will have a rolling release nationwide.
The filmmakers said they hope the movie will send a message to Hollywood that parents want more family-friendly movies.
"We wanted to make a movie that would entertain and enlighten," Moore said in a news release. "We also want to let Hollywood know that the American public will support movies of this type in the hope that they might make more movies that include the elements of love, faith, action and adventure."
For more information, visit www.clancymovie.com.