Movie-making scenes from ‘Labor Day’ at Pothole Pictures
SHELBURNE FALLS — When the much-anticipated “Labor Day” movie came out, a lot of local residents who watched the film shot here were disappointed they didn’t see much of their town in it.
Yes, there was that scene of young Gattlin Griffith riding his bicycle across the Iron Bridge. But where was Mimi’s Dress Barn (aka Rethreads) or Keystone Market?
Much of it may have ended up on the cutting room floor, but a lot also shows up in a documentary extra called “End of Summer — Making of Labor Day,” which will be shown along with the movie on Sept. 5 and 6.
According to Potholes Pictures Coordinator Fred DeVecca, “End of Summer” includes shots on Bridge Street, Red Gate Farm in Buckland and other scenes that didn’t make the final cut. It also contains interviews with the filmmakers and actors shot on location. DeVecca says they also talk about why they chose to make this film, about a fictional New Hampshire mill-town, in the Shelburne Falls area. The film stars Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin.
“Because many people have already seen ‘Labor Day,’ but few have seen ‘End of Summer,’ Pothole Pictures will show the documentary first — at 7:30 both nights, and then the feature film starting at 8 p.m.,” said DeVecca.
As always, live music will be performed on stage at 7 p.m.; Patrick Boyd Owens plays guitar Friday and Abdul Baki plays piano Saturday night.
Admission is $4 for children under age 12 and $6 for adults. The 400-seat theater is fully accessible, and has a new, larger movie screen.
For more information, call 625-2896.