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Movie filmed last summer at North Bend, Carnation, gets opening

Cast and crew members of “Lucky Them” exit the Mount Si Pub during filming in March 2013 in North Bend. The film follows Toni Collette’s character, a rock journalist, as she seeks her ex-boyfriend. - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
Cast and crew members of “Lucky Them” exit the Mount Si Pub during filming in March 2013 in North Bend. The film follows Toni Collette’s character, a rock journalist, as she seeks her ex-boyfriend.
— image credit: Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Movie-goers can spot several Valley landmarks in the trailer for “Lucky Them,” and soon, in the movie itself. The independent film, starring Toni Collette as a rock journalist tracking down a rock star who disappeared from the music scene, is scheduled to be released May 30, according to the Internet Movie Database, although other sources project an April 21 limited release.

“Lucky Them” was filmed in several Seattle locations, and on Snoqualmie and Carnation streets, inside a Carnation home, and both in and outside of the Mount Si Pub in North Bend, in February 2013.

Seattle-area writer-producer-director Megan Griffiths directed the movie, written by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko.

Co-starring in the film are Thomas Haden-Church, Oliver Platt and Ahna O’Reilly, and Joanne Woodward is the executive director, completing the project that her late husband Paul Newman had been working on before his death in 2008.

In the past few years, at least four movies have been filmed in and around the Snoqualmie Valley, but this is the first to make it to U.S. big screens. “You Can’t Win,” a ‘20s-era drama filmed in Snoqualmie in May, 2012, is expected to debut later this year. A SyFy Channel made-for-TV movie, “Bigfoot,” was filmed in Carnation in January 2012, and aired the following June. Finally, “Mine Games,” another independent film, shot in a North Bend home, at Rattlesnake Lake, and other Washington locales in July 2011, was never released in the U.S. “Mine Games” premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in August, 2012, was released to DVD in the UK in August, 2013, and was broadcast on Swedish television for the first time in February of this year.

Find the trailer for “Lucky Them” at https://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-news/lucky-them-exclusive-trailer-premiere-toni-collette-thomas-haden-church-162529199.html?vp=1.

 

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