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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Big news for Fuego

Yeah, that’s MY kid brother …

Finally, at long last, the movie Believe in Me, which was filmed in New Mexico, and for which my kid brother Fuego was the second assistant director, has found a distributor. It’s scheduled for limited release in March and April, and if that is successful, it will have more widespread showing in late spring and summer.

For those of you who may have tuned in late, Believe in Me is a movie based on the true story of a 1960s Oklahoma girls’ basketball team and its reluctant coach. There are some Hollywood big names in the cast, and also a former UNM women’s basketball star in one of the leading roles. Since Tadpole’s school is one of the oldest in New Mexico and has architecture appropriate for the movie, it was chosen as one of the filming locations, and Tadpole himself has a part as an extra – in one of the early scenes in the movie, the coach is arguing with the principal, and Tadpole is dressed up as a geeky sort of kid with a big armload of books (they didn’t have backpacks in the 1960s) who crosses in the background.

Those of you who wish to learn more about the movie can go to the official Believe in Me movie website.

Meanwhile, the movie is going to be opening at first in only a very few cities, smaller places where family values and/or basketball are important: Bentonville/Rogers, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; Lexington, Kentucky; Albuquerque, Clovis/Portales, Other cities TBD, New Mexico (in April); Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma; Knoxville, Tennessee; Austin and Lubbock, Texas. If you happen to be in one of those places, make an effort to see the movie. Fuego believes it is very much worth seeing. Plus, if the movie gets good box-office, its play will be expanded, and even more people will be able to see how good it is.

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Blogger Tillerman said...

"only a very few cities, smaller places where family values and/or basketball are important"

Looks like the distributors for that movie believe that the millions of us that live near the coasts of the USA don't care about family values. Guess they don't "believe in me" and my family values.

Wed Feb 07, 07:04:00 AM MST  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Of course, you could always go to North Carolina...

Wed Feb 07, 02:32:00 PM MST  
Blogger Tillerman said...

No thanks. I would rather spend time with my family in New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Wed Feb 07, 05:04:00 PM MST  
Blogger Philee said...

Theory is if it does well enough in those markets, it will be released for a larger distribution. So, get the folks you know in those areas to go out and see it so it will be playing in a theater near you! Plus, there are many of us who are happy to see it getting any sort of theater release!

Fri Feb 09, 05:53:00 AM MST  

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