P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2002
September 19, 2002
The Perfect You to Show at MASS MoCA
Film stars Jenny McCarthy and Chris Eigemann
(North Adams, Mass.) The 50-foot screen at MASS MoCA's Hunter Center is the perfect place to see The Perfect You at 8 P.M. on October 19. As part of the Williamstown Film Festival, MASS MoCA presents this romantic comedy starring Jenny McCarthy (MTV's Singled Out) and Chris Eigemann (Metropolitan, Last Days of Disco) as two New York singles who can't stand each other, yet just can't seem to help hooking up.
This screening marks the East Coast premiere of The Perfect You, and writer/director Matthew Miller will be in attendance and will answer audience questions after the film. There will also be Q&A and a party after the screening to celebrate the first weekend of the Film Festival.
As Miller explains it, "I wanted to do a romantic comedy where years later the two characters would never be able to tell their grandkids how they met." Told over a period of three years, the characters meet on several occasions, feeling fairly certain that of the several million romantic options available in New York, this is not the one. The sardonic Eigemann stars as Jimmy, a waiter trying to make it as a novelist in New York but, in the meantime, living with his father (Breaking Away's Paul Dooley). McCarthy who's been termed "bouncy and assured," plays Whitney, a TV reporter who comes to the big city to find fame and a man. "The goofiness that seems to come so naturally to McCarthy adds unexpected charms to her fashionable, fretful and forlorn turn as the perfect girl next door with the imperfect life, " according to BoxOff.com.
The Williamstown Film Festival showings at MASS MoCA are sponsored by The Porches Inn.
MASS MoCA will also offer a morning program of independent films for kids starting at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, October 19. Admission to the kids program is free with museum admission, and reservations are strongly suggested. Children's programming at MASS MoCA is sponsored by Banknorth Financial Services.
Tickets are $10 adults and $5 students and are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams from 10 A.M. until 6 P.M. daily or over the phone by calling 413.662.2111 or online at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
MASS MoCA 1040 MASS MoCA Way North Adams, MA 01247 413.MOCA.111 www.massmoca.org MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located on a 13- acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings. MASS MoCA focuses on the work of visual and performing artists charting new territory.
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