Monday, November 29, 2010

"John Updike's Pennsylvania," Filmed at Scranton Public Library, To Air on PCN Starting December 3rd

John Updike's Pennsylvania with Journalist Frank Fitzpatrick (Philadelphia Inquirer), which was filmed at Albright Memorial Library on May 20th, will premiere on Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) on Friday, December 3rd at 6 PM. The program will have encore presentations on Saturday, December 4th at 2 PM and Monday, December 6th at 10 AM.

The program is part of PCN's Humanities on the Road series.

Check out a brief preview below:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Official Theatrical Poster For Blue Valentine Released - What Do You Think?

The Weinstein Company has released the original theatrical poster art for their upcoming release of Blue Valentine, filmed partly in Scranton, PA (including scenes filmed at Albright Memorial Library).

I think it looks great. Very striking image of Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. What do you think?

Click on the image above for a full-size picture of the poster art.

Blue Valentine Article in This Week's Entertainment Weekly (#1129, November 19, 2010)

Check out this week's issue (The Holiday Movie Preview) of Entertainment Weekly. Pages 62-66 feature an excellent article on the upcoming Blue Valentine, which was partly filmed at Albright Memorial Library in Scranton, PA. The article, written by Sara Vilkomerson and titled Michelle and Ryan's Blue Valentine, includes interviews with stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, who discuss making the film and its NC-17 rating presently being appealed to the MPAA.

Pages 64-65 of the article states:

"The film wound up shooting in Brooklyn and Scranton, PA."

Blue Valentine opens in limited release December 31st and will expand to movie theaters nationwide at the beginning of 2011.

The full article is presently unavailable online, but the issue is available to borrow from Albright Memorial Library.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Jason Miller's Son Jason Patric, Keifer Sutherland to Star in Broadway Revival of That Championship Season

Official casting has been announced for the Broadway revival of Scranton's Jason Miller's Pulitzer Prize/Tony Winning play That Championship Season...and it's impressive.

The revival, set in Scranton, PA and set to open in March 2011, is the first Broadway revival of That Championship Season since the original 1972 production.

According to, as well as the revival's official Twitter page, the revival will star Jason Miller's son Jason Patric as Tom Daley, Keifer Sutherland (TV's 24) as James Daley, Brian Cox (Rushmore, RED) as Coach, comedian Jim Gaffigan as George Sikowski, and Chris Noth (from the TV/film series Sex and the City, written and directed by Scranton native Michael Patrick King) as Phil Romano.