State Theatre to hold Classic Car Cruise-In and movie
By Tawny Michels
ZUMBROTA – The State Theatre in Zumbrota is holding its second annual Classic Car Cruise-In on Saturday, August 23. It was held at the end of July 2013, featuring the film “American Graffiti.” This year the film is “Deuce of Spades.” Patrons who are bringing their classic cars to the event should park on East Avenue.
The cruise-in starts at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a 7 p.m. showing of the award winning, independent film, rated PG-13. Patrons bringing a classic car will receive $1 off their movie ticket. During the movie there will be various food vendor options provided by Firebrick Ovens Pizza, Little Fox Wagon, and State Theatre concessions.
“Deuce of Spades” is the story of a hotrod girl who finds a mysterious letter dating back to the fifties hidden in her roadster. She sets out to find the answers and retrace her car’s troubled past. Fast hotrods, cool cats, gravity-defying swing dancing, and rocking retro music all serve as a colorful backdrop to this heartfelt, inspiring story. The creative force behind the cult phenomenon “Deuce of Spades,” is Faith Granger. She made the film entirely by herself, with no crew, no money, no film industry background whatsoever, and zero experience or schooling.
“I had to do everything myself. Because I was working on a zero budget, it was impossible to find help willing to commit for two years. This was not going to be a small project,” Granger said. “I had set out to make a two-hour period drama, an epic. Nobody wanted to tackle that big of a job for free. So I taught myself how to do everything.”
The movie won the Golden Wheel award at the International Reel Wheel Film Festival in 2012. It has received acclaim all over the world, especially in the hot rod industry.