Sandy documentary, Stevie Nicks and another Hemsworth brother
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THE MOVIE "Powerless"
THE DEAL Filmed in Long Beach immediately after superstorm Sandy, this short documentary gives voice to residents who lived for days without heat, water or electricity while waiting for LIPA to respond. Filmmakers Ramfis Myrthil of Uniondale and Adam Lawrence of East Meadow, whose Garden City production company is called Beast of the East Productions, are hoping the movie will help raise the modest sum of $5,000 to help fund civic projects in Long Beach. You can view it for free at botep.net or at the crowd-funding site Indiegogo.com.
THE MOVIE "Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams"
THE DEAL This documentary, a collaboration about a collaboration, was made by the Fleetwood Mac singer and her longtime friend Dave Stewart (of Eurhythmics) while they worked on her first studio album in 10 years, 2011's "In Your Dreams." Nicks brought the film -- which features co-producer Glen Ballard and drummer Mick Fleetwood, among others -- to last year's Hamptons International Film Festival, but it has otherwise been difficult to find locally. It plays a one-night special engagement next week.
WHO Luke Hemsworth
THE MOVIE "The Reckoning"
THE DEAL Another Hemsworth? The oldest brother of Chris ("Thor") and Liam ("The Hunger Games") is taking the lead role in this crime thriller, TheWrap reports. Luke, whose credits are mostly limited to Australian television, will play a detective who discovers that two teenagers have video footage providing clues to a killer's identity. Jonathan LaPaglia, younger brother of actor Anthony LaPaglia (CBS' "Without a Trace"), also stars. Filming is set to begin in Australia late next month.