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‘Movement and Location’ screening at Rome International Film Festival tonight

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Rome native Alexis Boling and his wife, Bodine Boling, will screen their award winning film “Movement and Location” at the DeSoto Theatre today at 5 p.m. as part of the Rome International Film Festival.

Alexis Boling, who attended East Central Elementary School and then Darlington, calls the 93-minute film, “causal science fiction.”

The movie, written by Bodine Boling, is about a woman who travels back 400 years to modern-day Brooklyn, New York.

Alexis Boling said he acted in plays as far back as elementary school at East Central, then with the Rome Little Theatre and at Darlington. He also enjoys photography and music. While a student at the University of Georgia he realized that film was the culmination of all the things he loved.

Bodine Boling said the story revolves around relationships, both new and old. She wrote “Movement and Location” two years ago.

“The story took a really long time coming into focus for me,” she said. “Seventeen drafts later, it was ready to go to camera.”

The film was shot on location in Brooklyn over 18 days. One of their locations burned to the ground shortly after filming took place and she said that if the fire had happened two weeks earlier the movie would have been put on indefinite hold.

One of the actors, Brendan Griffin, got a role in “The Wolf of Wall Street” in the middle of filming “Movement and Location,” so the production was held up for him to be able to be a part of the major motion picture production.

The film won awards at the Brooklyn Film Festival for best screenplay, best original score and an audience award for best feature.

Alexis Boling said the couple plans to begin distribution of their film on a very limited basis in January.

Tickets for today’s showing are $6 each, with discounts for students, military and senior citizens. They’re available at RomeInternationalFilmFestival.org or at the DeSoto Theatre box office, 530 Broad St.