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Winter's Bone premieres Friday in Branson

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A locally made film earning national honors is being released to a wider audience Friday in Branson after premiering last week in Springfield.

"Winter's Bone," a film based on a book by Daniel Woodrell, has garnered praise from critics across the country. The story of a teenage girl forced to find her father who has skipped bail on drug charges in order to save her home, the movie received the award for best screenplay and the Grand Jury prize for best drama at the Sundance Film Festival this spring.

The movie was filmed on location in Taney and Christian counties, and it makes its premiere Friday at Branson Meadows Cinemas. The 7:30 p.m. showing in Branson will also feature appearances by several of the cast members.

Wehrenberg Theatres Campbell 16 Ciné in Springfield held a pre-screening event June 17 and the theater began running the film on a regular schedule the following day.

According to past Springfield Business Journal coverage, Missouri state tax credits were a large part of the reason for bringing the film to the Ozarks; filmmakers infused an estimated $800,000 into the Springfield and Branson area economies during the early 2009 production.

For more on the film, check Friday's Daily Update e-Newsletter for Jim Wunderle's review of Winter's Bone, and read SBJ's story about the film in the June 28 issue.

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