Originally titled "Old Bob," the screenplay for the film was written last year by Dennis Foley of Beverly. The film stars James Russo, who began his acting career as the convenience store robber in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High."
Russo not only plays the title character in "Not A Stranger," but he also directed the project that was shot at locations such as Ellie's Cafe in Morgan Park as well as Sutherland Elementary School, Janson's Drive-In and St. Barnabas Church in Beverly.
"Not A Stranger" will debut at a sold-out screening at 7:30 p.m. today at the Beverly Arts Center. Tickets remain available for shows on Saturday as well as June 18 at the center, 2407 W. 111th St. in Morgan Park.
Tickets to the screenings cost $12 for members of the center or $15 for nonmembers. For more information, call 773-445-3838.
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