|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 3, 2003
For more information: Monica Brooks, 696-6613
W. Va.-produced feature film 'Correct Change' to Premiere in Huntington
Mike Lilly, a native West Virginian who once attended Marshall University, directed this film, shooting most of the scenes in Moundsville and Charleston. Lilly grew up in Charleston, but spent most of his life working as a parole officer in Los Angeles. The story of the film is based on a real inmate he met in Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco.
The film stars an all-West Virginia cast and crew. Russ McCubbin, a longtime Hollywood actor who has doubled for Clint Eastwood and other stars, plays Stan, the prison inmate who tries to save a street prostitute played by Charleston native Mollie Brown.
The film had its world premiere at the spring 2002 West Virginia International Film Festival in Charleston, and has been shown around the state including in Moundsville, Buckhannon, and Beckley.
Many film critics have praised the film. William Sloan, director of circulating films at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, has said, "It is remarkably well made - the portrayals, especially the hooker, the photography and locations...great prison scenes." Steve Fesenmaier, Graffiti film critic, has written, "A powerful feature film...it is a cross between two of the most powerful films of the last few decades - Jean Eustache's 'The Mother and the Whore' and Billy Bob Thornton's 'Slingblade.' Romance,death, love, bars, and prisons are all thrown together in a tale that few will ever forget."
For more information, contact Steve Fesenmaier (1-800-642-9021 ext. 2015) in Charleston. Stills and other information are available.