Idaho movie premiere to help domestic violence shelter
An award-winning independent film shot mainly in and around the Boise area will premiere at the Egyptian Theatre 7 p.m. Saturday night, with net proceeds going to the Women's and Children's Alliance of Boise to fight domestic violence.
“Three of a Kind” is a psychological thriller that puts a spotlight on the honors of domestic violence. The movie stars Tom Adams and Jodi Russell, and features Margo Kidder. It was produced by Catrine McGregor and written and directed by Gregory James Green.
The film took home four prizes from the Houston Film Critics Society at the 2012 WorldFest Houston, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress.
"Something unexpected happened when we held our preliminary screenings," Green said. "Women were coming forward to share that our film empowered them. In fact, many said that after seeing our film they will now seek out help for themselves."
That's when the filmmakers realized the good that "Three Of a Kind" could do if screened nationwide. The tour starts at the Egyptian Theatre Saturday to honor Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
"The profits from this premiere will allow us to help families find safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault," WCA Executive Director Bea Black said. "We look forward to opening a dialogue about the issues portrayed in this film and the best ways to help people caught in abusive relationships."
A 17-city tour is planned. Producer Catrine McGregor explains: "We will donate all ticket sales to the local domestic violence shelter in the communities where we screen."
"Three of a Kind" will be available on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube Rentals and Amazon VOD on November 1. Amazon.com will offer the DVD for sale on the same date.
"The film did very well at the 2012 WorldFest-Houston Film Festival," Green said. "It's gratifying to see critics recognize our work."
In addition to winning the WorldFest Critics Choice Award for Best Picture, "Three of a Kind" also won WorldFest Jury Awards for Best Director, and Best Suspense Feature. The coveted Houston Critics Choice Award for Best Actress was given to Jodi Russell for her captivating portrayal of "Anna." The film was honored at this year's TrindieFest in Trinidad, Colo. on Sept. 15. "Three of a Kind" is programmed during The Gig Harbor Film Festival in Seattle, Wash., at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 20.
In addition to Margot Kidder, who perhaps is best known for playing Lois Lane in the “Superman” movies, the film also features Larry Thomas, (pictured) the “Soup Nazi” from the “Seinfeld” television series.
And also watch for our own Steve Liebenthal in a small role as a bush pilot.
Tickets to Saturday’s premiere are available at Tickets are available at www.ThreeofaKind-TheMovie.com.