December 24, 2015 - 4:00 PM
ENDERBY - Locals got a sneak peak of the movie Go With Me during a private screening in Enderby recently.
Enderby Mayor Greg McCune was one of about 40 lucky locals invited to the screening, mostly the producer's friends and family. The screening was held at Tony O’s Outfitter, a shoe store that used to be the city’s movie theatre in the 1940s. Go With Me was filmed in the North Okanagan and stars Sir Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.
Without revealing any spoilers for the film, which is tentatively coming out in late March of 2016, McCune says he was blown away.
“I was thrilled — there’s as much Enderby as you can possibly even imagine. It’s Enderby, Enderby, Enderby,” McCune says. “All the local businesses and locations are very prominent. We kind of got lost on the story because we were so busy saying, ‘look at this, look at that.’”
The mayor says Enderby is pretty proud of the movie’s producer, Rick Dugdale, who was born and raised here. Dugdale actually worked for McCune as a kid at Sutherland’s Bakery.
“He went on and worked at the video store after that — he was always in love with movies — then moved on to Los Angeles, and the rest is history,” McCune says.
In addition to the private screening, Dugdale also donated a copy of Go With Me (the novel the movie is based on) signed by the cast to the local food bank for a fundraiser.
“He definitely thinks about Enderby and gives back,” McCune says.
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