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Friday night at 7:45, Chatauqua Community House: The Moondance Film Festival

GHOST OF THE HEARTLAND, an independent feature film by Alan Blumberg, will screen as an official selection of the Moondance Film Festival, one of very few feature films named as finalists in the festival’s award competition. Director Elizabeth English said, she was thrilled to have it opening night,

“As it is a noir piece of such high quality from the acting to the editing, and it deals with discrimination.”

Roland Lu, a handsome and successful reporter who has left town as a young man, returns to discover the town has changed; increasingly confused and unnerved, he finds himself drawn into a deeper, darker, more personal mystery, where he must confront terrifying questions about love, loss, and identity.

To add to his problems, his old flame Liz, thinks he will sell out her family for a shot at a Pulitzer.

GHOST OF THE HEARTLAND stars Phil Moon (The Big Lebowskis, HBO’s Deadwood, The Young and the Restless), Rosanne Ma (NY Pan Asian Rep; Joy Luck Club, Rashomon, China Doll, Empress of China), Michael Santoro (Three Days of Rain, Church and State).

GHOST OF THE HEARTLAND was produced, written and directed by Alan Blumberg. He wrote and produced his first screenplay, “Mortal Sins” with Deborah Farentino, Brian Benben and Anthony La Paglia.His TV Pilot, “The New Americans” was based on his own story of 21st century immigrants in America.

Ghosts of the Heartland is his first feature film as a director.

“In this exciting independent feature, director Allen Blumberg has fashioned a compelling drama of Americans that stylistically matches its setting and time…”

-Steve Aston Film Critic

“This film has plenty to say, and does so through stark and mesmerizing cinematography”

-“Newport Beach Film Festival”

SCREENING: Friday, August 29, 2008 @ 7:00pm

Chautauqua Community House

Chautauqua Park

900 Baseline Road

Boulder, Colorado     TICKET INFO:


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