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Alabama Feature Films Earn Two Screening Spots at Film Festival
Feb. 21, 2012



Alabama native Kenton Bartlett’s feature film “Missing Pieces” is as much a story of a filmmaker’s determination as it is a story of a slovenly loner’s determination to put back together the pieces of his life. With little money to make the film, Bartlett instead relied on resourcefulness to get celebrated actor Mark Boone Junior (“Sons of Anarchy,” “Batman Begins,” “Memento”) and Melora Walters (“Big Love,” “Butterfly Effect,” “Cold Mountain”) for the film, in which many scenes were shot outdoors to save on lighting costs. Actor Mark Boone Junior will join Kenton Bartlett for the screening of “Missing Pieces” at the Lindsey Film Festival on Saturday, March 3, at 1 pm; Bartlett and Boone Junior will also be on hand for the Q&A following the screening at the Zodiac Theatre.

Phil Campbell, the Alabama town that suffered major destruction in last year’s tornadoes, is the focus of “I’m with Phil,” a feature-length documentary by Andrew Reed, alum and current instructor of film production at the University of North Alabama. The inspiring film looks at what happens when people from across the globe named Phil Campbell convene in the disaster-ravaged town with which they share a name. “I’m with Phil” will air at the Zodiac Theatre on Friday, March 2, at 9 pm.

The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is one of the few film festivals hosted by a university. The event was founded in 1998 in part by UNA alumnus and celebrated actor and entertainer George Lindsey. Lindsey’s own film career has included several important roles, including the character Goober Pyle on “The Andy Griffith Show.”

For more information on the 2012 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival, visit www.lindseyfilmfest.com, or contact the film festival staff at lindseyfilmfest@una.edu or 256-765-4592.