Movie filmed in Tama County to preview Friday

Last fall the film business hit Traer and Clutier with its production of “A Place for Heroes.”

On Friday, many of the stars are coming back to show a sneak preview screening of the film.

The movie will be screened at both 6 and 8:30 p.m at the Traer Theatre. There will be a pre-red carpet reception at 4 p.m. for autographs at the Traer Memorial Building. It will lead up to the 5:30 p.m. red carpet arrivals at the theater.

Tickets for the movie showings are $6 at the door, but there may be only a limited amount available.

The movie was filmed entirely in Tama County in August and September and features some legendary Hollywood stars as well as up-and-coming actors. The cast includes Paul Sorvino, Sally Kellerman and Daniel Roebuck. Many of the big names from the coasts are not expected at this screening, but the stars from Iowa are planning to be at the event.

This screening is not called a premiere since the final edited movie is not yet complete.

“Everybody is anxious to see how it’s coming,” said Cecilia Podhajsky, a local investor and organizer of the film. “It’s exciting to see it come to town.”

“A Place for Heroes” follows the story of a World War II veteran whose death leads to the uncovering of his checkered past. It was written and directed by Scott Thompson and produced by Sam Borowski. The filming led to a great deal of excitement in Clutier and Traer last fall.

“It’s an experience that being in a small town you wouldn’t expect to have,” Ardene Cross, mayor of Clutier, said at the time of the filming.

A sneak preview DVD will also be for sale of the movie. For more information about tickets or the DVDs call Podhajsky at 319-478-2947.