"Fruitcake" Screening on Saturday, Jan 7, 2012
Front Royal, VA, 01/02/12 -- Mirandum Pictures, Front Royal’s own group of filmmakers, is returning to Royal Cinemas. This time they are showing the complete first season of their mini-series, “Fruitcake,” which premiered on the internet earlier this year. The event is being held at Front Royal’s Royal Cinemas on Saturday, January 7th, at 4:00 pm and costs $6.00 to attend.
The series is a 10-episode comedy miniseries, set during Christmastime, about a college guy who he has too much to drink one night, and accidentally mails his girlfriend an engagement ring--in a fruitcake. When he wakes up and realizes what happened, he rushes over to explain, but she acts like nothing's wrong. Since nobody actually eats fruitcake, she had cheerfully re-gifted the box without even opening it. Which is exactly what the next person to receive the fruitcake does. And the person after that . . .
Mirandum Pictures is no stranger to Royal Cinemas, having premiered their first feature film (“Chorus”) there in 2006, as well as a series of short films in 2009. What these projects and “Fruitcake” have in common is that they were all shot entirely in and around Front Royal, VA, starring talent from Front Royal and the Northern VA/DC area.
“We wanted this series to be a uniquely local experience,” says Mike Powell, the series’ creator and the co-founder of Mirandum Pictures. “We’re proud of the Valley. We like being from here. We see projects like ‘Fruitcake’ as an exciting contribution to the kinds of art and events that this area is becoming famous for.”
All are invited to view the series in its entirety on the big screen, and meet the directors, writers, cast and crew, who will also be in attendance.
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