NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts, School of Art and School of Music will premiere a new feature-length film, "All Good Years," at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, March 27, in the Ledbetter Gallery of The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Admission is free and open to the public.
Shot entirely in Nacogdoches and the surrounding area by SFA film students, "All Good Years" focuses on a family grieving the death of a child and learning how to rebuild their love.
"It's a really beautiful and touching movie, suitable for all ages," said Bill Arscott, SFA professor of art and the film's producer. "I think it's the best one we've done so far."
The original screenplay was written by SFA student Rob Senska and Brad Maule, former "General Hospital" star and SFA faculty member who also portrays the grandfather in the film.
Other principal cast members are played by Derek Wayne Johnson, SFA alumnus and professional actor; Rachael Lee Magill, Shreveport actress; and Tristan Johnson, son of Steve and Kathy Johnson of Nacogdoches.
SFA composition students, led by SFA Assistant Professor Stephen Lias, composed the score; theatre students served as extras; and graphic arts students designed the poster, credits and DVD cover.
"It's been a cooperative effort throughout the College of Fine Arts that began a year and a half ago," Arscott said.
For those who wish to have a personal copy of the 90-minute film, a DVD will be sent as a gift to those who make a donation of $10 or more to the SFA film program. Forms will be available at the premiere.
The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.