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Friday, February 09, 2007

Shareeka Epps, "Half Nelson" Actress, in Binghamton Presentation, 17 Feb.

Shareeka Epps, who made her highly-acclaimed film debut this year in the Oscar-nominated "Half Nelson", will be at a special screening of the film in Binghamton on Saturday, 17 February, at Spool Mfg., a new art space in Binghamton (actually, in outlying Johnson City).

"Half Nelson" is an inner-city drama set (and actually shot) in Brooklyn, where the 17-year old Ms. Epps was born. She now lives in Binghamton, where she attends high school.

This year, Ms. Epps will be featured in "Neal Cassady", a film about the Beat Generation figure, and "Alien Vs. Predator 2".

The screening of "Half Nelson" is part of a presentation that will also include art showings and music at Spool Mfg., a renovated warehouse which Binghamton residents hope will start an artistic renaissance in the area.

Spool Mfg. is located at 138 Baldwin Street in Johnson City.

Stephen Burke
for Ithaca Blog

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