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Movies to be shown locally

The fall 2009 movie schedule for the Champlain Valley Film Society has been released. Movies are shown at 8 p.m. Saturdays. The following is a list of movies as well as the location where they will be shown:

At the Depot Theatre in Westport:

• Sept. 26 - SUNSHINE CLEANING

This indie comedy from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine was the hit of the Sundance Film Festival. A former cheerleader turned single mom starts a crime scene clean-up business to make some quick cash. "A smart, endearing and offbeat comedy" - Los Angeles Times. "Really great - don't miss out" - Wall Street Journal. "A funny and touching movie" - Rolling Stone.

• Oct. 3 - GOODBYE SOLO

Winner of the International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival and one of the best-reviewed movies of the year Two men form an improbable friendship that changes both of their lives forever. "The best film in town" - Roger Ebert. "Almost perfect" - New York Times. "Stunning. Don't miss it" - Washington Post. "Utterly engrossing" - Variety.

At Willsboro Central School:

•Oct. 10 - ISLANDER

Lead actor and screenwriter Tom Hildreth will introduce his film. A powerful film about the true spirit of a rural community. The constant tension between locals and "outsiders" is the backbone for this powerful story about a lobsterman whose hot-headed actions have devastating consequences. "There's plenty here to love" - Boston Herald. "Intelligent and compelling" - Hollywood Reporter. "Breathtaking" - Boston Globe. "Captures the spirit of hard-working people" - Sun-Sentinel.

•Oct. 17 - Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL

Pianist Ben Model will accompany this film on the piano. One of the greatest silent comedies is brought to life with live piano accompaniment. When Northern spies seal Buster Keaton's locomotive, he single-handedly takes on the entire Union Army. "One of the finest comedies of all time" - The Observer. For the past 25 years, Ben Model has played the piano for the silent films at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Mr. Model's appearance is co-sponsored by Piano By Nature.

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