FREE SCREENING “Summer of ’67” This Saturday in Springfield (Local Cast)
“Great movie, great acting, a must see!” Jim Ball-Smokey Barn News
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Mainstreet Productions of Springfield announces a FREE screening of their new movie Summer of ’67 to be held on Saturday, August 11 at 7 pm at Springfield Middle School’s world-class fully restored auditorium in Springfield, Tennessee. (See photos below)
Springfield Middle School is located at 715 West Fifth Avenue in Springfield. MAP
Summer of ’67 was filmed in the Springfield historic district, downtown Springfield, The Catfish House, Bridge Hill Missionary Baptist Church, and Travis Price Park as well as Nashville, Pleasant View, Trenton, and Bowling Green.
They’re offering free admission to the screening, but donations will be accepted for the Springfield Middle School Drama Club.
Summer of ’67 is a Vietnam War love story told from the perspective of the women left behind. It’s inspired by true events. Sharon’s father was aboard the USS Forrestal when it caught fire. Growing up, she heard the stories and wondered what it was like for the women at home waiting for their men to return. Summer of ’67 follows three young women whose men go off to fight in the war. As part of her research, she interviewed many local Vietnam Veterans and their wives.
Summer of ’67 was released theatrically June 29 at Regal Hollywood Stadium 27 in Nashville and showed for two weeks. It also showed for an additional week at Showplace Cinemas South in Evansville, Indiana.
Following the movie screening will be a Q and A with the filmmakers as well as local cast members.
Filmmakers Fred and Sharon Wilharm moved to Springfield in 2011 and filmed Flowers for Fannie in 2012. It starred retired teacher Pat Binkley as Fannie. Flowers for Fannie was filmed entirely in Robertson County, and most of the cast was local to the area. The Good Book and Providence were both told silent cinema style. They were filmed in Springfield and included actors from around the country as well as a couple international actors. Both movies amassed dozens of film festival accolades. Providence screened in select AMC theaters including Times Square and L.A. Movie DVD’s will be available for purchase at the screening. To learn more about Summer of ’67 and the other Mainstreet movies, visit the website at www.SummerOf67.com.
Summer of ’67 cast includes Springfield residents Jeff Lester (Howard), Smokey Barn News founder Jim Ball (radio announcer), and Brenda Causey (family friend) as well as WTN talk show host Michael DelGiorno.
Film Festival accolades –
Mid Tenn Film Fest – Best Soundtrack, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress.
Great Lakes Christian Film Festival – Best Writer, Best Lighting, Best Production Design.
Movie tour includes screenings each week from July-November at theaters, film festivals, churches, and community events.
Special screening in Norfolk, Virginia with 600 Navy veterans and their wives at the USS Forrestal reunion
Springfield Middle School’s world-class theater fully restored. FULL RESTORATION STORY