The Avon Theatre in Stamford, located on 272 Bedford Street will be showing two very special films at the end of October. The first takes place on October 20 at 7 pm. and is a anniversary special screening of April Fool’s Day. Any slasher movie with a title like APRIL FOOL’S DAY would have to be a spoof, and this one fits that niche perfectly. A group of eight college friends gather together at an island mansion belonging to heiress Muffy St. John to celebrate their final year of school. They soon discover that each has a hidden secret from their past which is revealed, and soon after, they turn up dead. Yet, are they really dead? Or is it just part of some very real and cruel April Fool’s jokes? The hostess, Muffy, is the only one who apparently knows what’s going on. But then again, is it really her doing the killing?
As a special bonus to the screening of this film, there will be a post-film Q&A with the stars: Deborah Foreman, Leah Pinsent, Deborah Royce Goodrich and Amy Steel.
Deborah Goodrich is best known for her role as Silver Kane, younger sister of the legendary Erica Kane, on the long-running ABC soap opera All My Children. Deborah starred in several feature films such as APRIL FOOL’S DAY, JUST ONE OF THE GUYS and REMOTE CONTROL; television movies such as Return to Peyton Place, The Deliberate Stranger and Liberace; and many television series such as St. Elsewhere, Beverly Hills 90210, The A Team and Hotel. Deborah transitioned to the other side of the camera to work as story editor at Miramax Films in the 1990’s, working on such films as EMMA, CHICAGO and THE ENGLISHMAN WHO WENT UP A HILL BUT CAME DOWN A MOUNTAIN. She has written one screenplay and is currently at work on a novel. Deborah serves as president of the Avon Theatre Film Center.
Deborah Foreman is perhaps best known for her role as Julie opposite Nicolas Cage in the 1983 movie VALLEY GIRL, which was her first starring role in a feature film. Her first acting job was in a comedy pilot for NBC’s The Grady Nutt Show. More television work and supporting film roles soon followed. After a 1983 appearance on the popular sitcom Family Ties, her breakout performance in VALLEY GIRL brought her national fame. In 1985, Foreman had a small role in the film REAL GENIUS, followed by a starring role in the 1986 comedy MY CHAUFFEUR. She is a hard-working actress, equally at home with comedy and drama, who has earned the respect of colleagues and press alike. She has also been a successful model for Maybelline. In addition to her acting, she is a certified yoga and pilates instructor, as well as the owner and operator of Deborah Forema.
Amy Steel is well-known for her role as Ginny Field in the 1981 horror film FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2. Her numerous television roles include a stint on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Trudy Wilson from 1980-1981, and as Peggy Warner on All My Children in 1980, and a 1995 television movie Abandoned and Deceived. She also starred in the 1980s television series The Powers of Matthew Star. Steel has made guest appearances on various television series including Family Ties, CHiPs, The A-Team, Chicago Hope, Quantum Leap, Millenium, and JAG.
Leah Pinsent was born in Toronto, Ontario, the daughter of well-known Canadian actors Gordon Pinsent and Charmion King. She studied at Circle in the Square in New York City and Playhouse West in L.A. Her first film role in THE BAY BOY (1984), won her a Genie nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She is well known for her role as Veronica in the comedy-drama series Made in Canada for which she won three Geminis in 2001, 2002 and 2004. She also played news anchor Diane Gordon in both the television series More Tears and the television movie Escape from the Newsroom. She has appeared on many other television series including ReGenesis, Flashpoint, 18 to Life, Murdoch Mysteries, and Republic of Doyle. In 2012, Leah appeared in the television movie Sunshine Sketches of a Small Town.
On Thursday, October 27, just in time for Halloween, the Avon Theatre will screen the cult classic movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 8:30 p.m. This movie depicts the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night.
Admission for both films is $7 for members, $12 for non-members and $9 for students with i.d. For more area information www.visitfairfieldcountyct.com