The Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) Open House May 29

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Polk County Film Initiative (PCFI) is proud to announce their Open House Drop-In Thursday, May 29 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at their “Station” headquarters located at 285 N. Trade St. in downtown Tryon. The evening will provide a host of delicious appetizers, beer, wine, coffee, soft drinks, guest speakers and entertainment.
Co-Founders – Lavin Cuddihee, Beau Menetre and Kirk Gollwitzer will be on hand to present to the future sponsors, actors, crew-members and public at large, the overall mission of PCFI.
Film-makers Chris and Emily Reach White will be on-hand to talk about the film making process and most especially their full-length comedy premiere: “Cinema Purgatorio,” which is set to screen on June 2 and 3 at the Tryon Theatre.  Vintage films of the town of Tryon dating back to 1936 as well as film trailers and interviews will be displayed at the event.
Representatives from the Western North Carolina Film Commission are expected to be on-hand to discuss how AdvantageWest is connected to the overall mission of PCFI.  AdvantageWest is recognized as one of the most innovative economic development partnerships in the US. For more information on the Polk County Film Initiative visit them on Facebook at

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