Crossroads Film Festival has scored a double-coup for the 2015 Festival running from April 9 - 12. The Festival will host a local premiere of Alison Eastwood's independent film "Battlecreek," topped off by recent confirmation that the film's producer, Connie Hoy, will attend and lead a question and answer session after the film. Hoy's company Maindiner Entertainment produced the film along with Eastwood. The Q & A will include other cast members whose schedules permit. This local premiere is a fitting event for a film that was shot in Canton, Mississippi.
Hoy has been in the independent film business for over 25 years and has worked with the Coen Brothers, Jim Jarmusch, and Kathryn Bigelow. "We had a great experience in Mississippi so an opportunity to come back and interact with our audience is a chance I didn't want to miss," said Hoy.
Crossroads will host the local premiere at Malco Grandview Theatre in Madison on Friday, April 10. The screening will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the local premiere of a short film "Clown Service," written and directed by Mississippi born, Grammy award winning comic Tig Notaro. The feature, "Battlecreek," will follow. According to the "Battlecreek" Facebook page, the film is the "story of Henry, a gifted young painter with a rare skin disorder who, through falling in love, learns to reconcile his past."