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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Local indie comedy screens tomorrow

Posted By on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM

The latest chance to see the new comedy Progression comes complete with an update about the indie film’s own progress.

A scene from Progression
  • A scene from "Progression"
Gab Cody and Sam Turich’s feature film set at Lawrenceville’s long-running progressive dinnner gets its second local screening tomorrow night at the Bayardstown Social Club. But the film has also been accepted at California’s 15th annual Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, which runs Sept. 19-21.

In an email, Cody writes that that’s an even bigger honor than it sounds: The festival “will show 115 films, 85 percent shorts and 15 percent feature films,” she says.

It’s the microbudget film’s first festival screening, though it had previously also screened at New York City’s venerable Anthology Film Archives.

The Bayardstown screening is at sundown tomorrow. The screening is preceded by live music from Molly Alphabet and Chet Vincent and Big Bend (who appear in the film) and Josh Verbanets. The event continues the filmmakers’ grassroots distro strategy.

Tickes are $5 for nonmembers. The event is BYOB and BYO lawnchair, though a cash bar and food trucks will be on hand. Bayardstown is located at 3008 Penn Ave., in the Strip District.

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