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2015, Rainbow Releasing, 102 min, Dir: Henry Jaglom

The real drama happens backstage in this engaging film from writer-director Henry Jaglom, shot at Santa Monica’s Edgemar Theater during a run of The Rainmaker. Stage performer Maggie Chase (Tanna Frederick) is approached by TV star Stewart Henry (James Denton) to join his series, while off in the wings, the theater to which she’s devoted is threatened with closure … and a man may have been killed. As the two leads play off each other in best Tracy/Hepburn style, a fine ensemble cast adds a touch of humor to an occasionally dark look at the actor’s life.


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