Two unreleased films produced in Iowa will have preview showings Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Wartburg College.
“Sick of Larry” and “Molly’s Girl” will be presented in McCaskey Lyceum at 7 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., respectively, sponsored by Alliance. Tickets are $2.
Gretchen Skellenger ’14 has a major supporting role in “Sick of Larry.” Scott Thompson, writer-director of both films, will answer questions following the screenings.
“Sick of Larry” (PG-13, language and themes) is a psychological thriller-comedy shot in Des Moines and Ames earlier this year about three college students who rent rooms in a widow’s house to save money, but realize her new boyfriend, Larry, is trying to poison her.
Nothing, though, is quite as it seems.
The cast includes Kim Grimaldi (“Dead Awake”), Jim Brockhohn (“A Serious Man”), Kiera Morrill (“Molly’s Girl”), Jay Villwock (president of the Iowa Motion Picture Association) and Skellenger.
This will be the first public screening of the film.
“Molly’s Girl” (R, language and themes) is a special sneak preview of a major independent film made last year in Des Moines, Ottumwa and Fairfield concerning Mercedes, a lesbian activist for gay marriage, who encounters Molly, described as “an emotional train wreck of a young woman.”
Mercedes can’t rid herself of the annoying, but lonely Molly whose father is an influential state senator opposed to gay marriage.
The cast has Iowa ties, including Broadway veteran Kristina Valada-Viars, Emily Schweitz (“E.R.,” “Starved”), Ellen Dolan (“As the World Turns”), Robert Finoccoli (“Ryan’s Hope” and “Newhart”), Stephanie Brown (“Two and a Half Men,” “King of Queens,” “The Pretender”), and Sondra Ward (“One Life to Live,” “Scrubs,” “Woody Allen’s Celebrity”).