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Hundreds line up for ‘Fast Life’ premiere

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Hundreds line up for ‘Fast Life’ premiere

A local film that was years in the making was delayed a little longer Thursday evening because of de
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A local film that was years in the making was delayed a little longer Thursday evening because of demand to see it.

The line to see “Fast Life” on the main stage at Proctors still stretched out of the building 10 minutes after the movie’s 7 p.m. start time. Hundreds showed up to see the film, which took almost three years to make and includes more than 100 Schenectady High School students.

The movie grew out of a music video from students at the high school and was directed by Prince Sprauve, who toasted to the collaborative nature of the project during a black-tie VIP reception before the movie.

A few dozen people sprung for the VIP experience, which included a small reception on the main stage, finger foods and gift baskets. The crowd for the movie included a mix of students and people from the community.

The movie revolves around struggles faced by modern-day youths living in urban areas.

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