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Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m.Cinema Center, Downtown
437 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
TICKETS: $18 online (includes admission and virtual gift bag with digital download of Faded Glory), $25 at the door (does not include gift bag or digital download) at www.store.nehst.com
JUST ADDED: Exclusive to the 5/12 Fort Wayne screening – The film event for Faded Glory will include special footage of Fort Wayne players and people – all from the DVD extras! Come out and see your friends and local folks on the big screen!
Relationship woes, bankruptcy, and drug addiction are overcome as players battle through friendship, courage, and humor on the baseball field when ‘NEHST OUT’ premiers Faded Glory, a film about a group of over-the-hill athletes hell-bent on playing in the big leagues, at a special one-night screening event at the Cinema Center Downtown theatre on Wednesday, May 12, 2010.
Faded Glory follows a group of 20-year-plus friends as they refuse to give up on their dream of playing professional baseball. Told through the eyes of a die-hard player/manager who quits his job to reunite his old amateur-league teammates, a band of eccentrics including former major leaguers (plus a poker player, financial broker, landscaper, recycling specialist and Gulf War veteran who all end up on the same team) who all make huge sacrifices in their run up to the amateur world series. This film will make you laugh, cry, cringe and cheer.
The special screening is part of the much-hullabaloo’d “Nehst-Out Experience from Nehst Studios.
“Our screenings are not just a movie,” said NEHST founder and Oscar-winner Larry Meistrich. “They’re a culture… an atmosphere. We want to bring that elite film festival feel to every city and every theater we visit.”
Faded Glory‘s writer, producer and star, Rick Cohen, will be in the house answering viewers’ questions and signing autographs after the show.
“Faded Glory offers a unique opportunity for players to relive their glory days on the field and for women to experience the locker room environment and psyche of men in an alternative habitat. It should not be missed!” said Leigh Steinberg, the legendary sports agent who inspired the character of Jerry McGuire.
Viewers can guarantee themselves a seat, avoid at-the-door lines, and score a “virtual swag bag” with a free download of the film by purchasing tickets online at http://store.nehst.com/.
NEHST (pronounced “next”) Studios is a film and television production company founded by Academy Award-winning independent film producer Larry Meistrich (Sling Blade, You Can Count On Me, Belly) and entrepreneur Ari Friedman. NEHST Studios is a diversified production, financing and distribution company that integrates the most powerful trends in entertainment and technology marketing. NEHST seeks to break barriers and open up the pitching and development process to anyone with a great idea, maybe even you. Through its inclusive, open pitch sessions and Aspiring Filmmakers Workshop, NEHST Studios is revolutionizing the filmmaking process by giving filmmakers with fresh ideas a chance to pitch directly to producers. Launched at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, NEHST is currently developing dozens of film and television projects. For more information on NEHST Studios, visit www.nehst.com.
ABOUT “NEHST OUT EXPERIENCE”:
Think of ‘Nehst Out’ like a rock band touring the country. More than a ticket and a movie, these screenings deliver a social atmosphere, featured Q&A with talent from the film, a virtual swag bag, DVD downlad and other valuable goodies.
ABOUT FADED GLORY:
Faded Glory is a true story of a group of aging athletes, good friends for over 18 years, who never gave up the dream of playing baseball at a competitive level. Through the eyes of their manager Rick Cohen, Faded Glory follows the National Network team, 18 men over the age of thirty-five who have overcome life’s adversities, including injury, divorce, bankruptcy, infidelity, drug addiction, incarceration, and one life-threatening disease. It all takes place as National tries to win a National Amateur Baseball World Series title. Faded Glory is a captivating document of friendship, courage, humor, and the indomitability of the human spirit.
ABOUT RICHARD “RICK” COHEN:
Richard “Rick” Cohen grew up in the Five Towns area of Long Island. Shortly after his tour of duty on the University of Pennsylvania’s Ivy League championship football teams circa ‘83-‘86, Richard graduated with a B.A. in Communications from the Annenberg School in 1987. While studying at NYU’s Tisch School of Performing Arts, he wrote and produced at Playwright’s Horizon’s in their young writers’ program. Acting by day and writing by night, Richard appeared in numerous national TV commercials and produced two plays Off-Broadway. Under his stage name, Rick Clements, Richard has appeared in several films. Rick has spent time on Los Angeles as well, where he was cast as the heavy in renowned comedy director Tom Shadyac’s first film, My Friend Frank. Today, through his company, Endorphin Entertainment, Richard makes a living as a filmmaker, producer and screenwriter.