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February 1, 2014

A taste of Hollywood: Arcadia hosts film premiere

WINDBER — Arcadia Theater took on a Hollywood feel Saturday night.

For the first time, the hall, located in Windber, hosted a movie premiere, as Nicktown native Christopher Cramer debuted his psychological-thriller “Moreau.”

More than 100 people attended the event, including Cramer and members of the cast, Theodore Bouloukos, Jasmine Brotzman, Gigi Cappetta and Joanna Haffner.

“This is culminating two years’ worth of work,” said Cramer, the movie’s writer, director and producer.

“This is hundreds of people working on a singular project, all coming to a head. We decided to have a premiere here in Windber.

“It’s absolutely spectacular because we’re surrounded by family, friends, movie-enthusiasts, people who believe in the arts in this area, and I could not be happier.”

The theater usually hosts live musical concerts.

“This is something that we have never done, and I was just thrilled to do it,” said Jerry Ledney, the theater’s executive director. “It’s always nice to bring something new into the area. This is new.”

Cramer’s premiere also served as a test screening. Viewers will be able to offer feedback at the movie’s website.

“We’re going to take that into consideration when we start submitting to film festivals,” said Cramer. “We will alter the cut minimally.”

The movie tells the story of Moreau, a man who becomes so obsessed with Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game” that he decides to hunt humans, as is done in the story.

“It’s a suspense-thriller with a very interesting premise, a very intelligent premise,” said Bouloukos, who plays Moreau.

“I like the fact that he was menacing. At the same time, he’s seemingly disarming. He’s a kind of atypical villain. He’s an intelligent villain. He doesn’t even look like a villain.”

Dave Sutor is a reporter for The Tribune-Democrat. Follow him on Twitter at

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