'American Dresser' to premiere at MOST; Hosts meet and greet Friday
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
Cast and crew from the first ever movie shot at the Greater Syracuse Sound Stager were in town Friday night for a meet and great.
The road trip adventure, "American Dresser" was filmed at locations around Central New York including the State Fair in 2015. It premieres Saturday at Syracuse's Museum of Science and Technology (MOST).
On Friday, the film's cast and crew met with Central New Yorkers at the Harley Davidson Center to kick off a big weekend for not only "American Dresser," but for a rising movie industry in Syracuse.
"This movie basically goes from Long Island to Oregon. We had to cover a lot of spaces in middle America. Up here you can get everything. Downtown Syracuse, places that look like Nebraska," Carmine Cangialosi, writer and director, said. "Really just conducive for everything I needed to make it a successful film."
The film stars Tom Berenger who plays a recent widower who embarks on a cross-country motorcycle ride looking for absolution.
"Yeah finally! It's been what three years? Some people say two I say three yeah," Berenger said.
Berenger's costar, Keith David, plays his best friend. David said Syracuse has "the vibe" an actor wants to work in.
"The vibe here is fantastic, I mean feel it around you. The support from the community has been just wonderful, it makes me feel like jumping on a bike," David added.
Raised in Buffalo, actor Jeff Fahey plays the villain and says he was all smiles when he found out where he'd be filming.
"Always a dream for me to film in Upstate New York in Buffalo, Syracuse, and when this came along, when this was offered to me, and my manager said they're filming in Syracuse I said 'I'm in,'" Fahey said.
The movie premieres Saturday at the MOST in Armory Square.