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'The Place Beyond The Pines' debuts today in Toronto

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes film a scene for "The Place Beyond the Pines" at Dairy Circus in Scotia on Aug. 4, 2011. The first screening of the film is set for this evening in Toronto.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes film a scene for "The Place Beyond the Pines" at Dairy Circus in Scotia on Aug. 4, 2011. The first screening of the film is set for this evening in Toronto.
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Schenectady will take to the silver screen in Toronto today.

After a year of production, the first screening of Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines” will debut before a sold-out audience during the Toronto International Film Festival this evening. The movie, filmed entirely in the Schenectady area in the summer of 2011, is one of the roughly 300 feature-length films being shown at the prestigious two-week festival, which typically draws more than a ...

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hodgkins.t
September 7, 2012
12:41 a.m.

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Ben Coccio, the lead writer of the movie and Schenectady native, wrote it about Schenectady- drew inspiration from Schenectady and lobbied to have it shot in Schenectady.

As he recently said:
"It has a specific sense of place, but a town that had ups and downs and lost industries is universal," he said. "It's about Schenectady, but it's also about any American city. I tried to be honest. I love Schenectady, but the truest form of romance to me is honesty."

Read more: http://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/...

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