Class of 1973
“Blues for Willadean”
LOS ANGELES October 5-11 * Laemmle Noho 7 Theater *
PALM SPRINGS * October 12-18 * Camelot Theatres
Beth Grant recently directed Oscar winner Octavia Spencer in "The Perfect Fit", a short which won the Short Film Audience Award at the 2012 SoHo International FIlm Festival. Keep it up, Beth!!
We are excited to announce that in addition to our Los Angeles premiere, Blues for Willadean opens one week later at The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs where Sordid Lives ran for 96 weeks!
Grab your tickets in advance!
LOS ANGELES BLUES TICKETS
PALM SPRINGS BLUES TICKETS
We will be holding Q&As with Del Shores and the available cast members after several screenings:
Friday, October 5, 7pm Screening
Q&A with Del Shores, Dale Dickey, Debby Holiday and David Steen
Saturday, October 6, 7pm Screening
Q&A with David Steen, Dale Dickey & Debby Holiday
Sunday, October 7, 7pm Screening
Q&A with Del Shores, Beth Grant, Octavia Spencer,
David Steen, Dale Dickey and Debby Holiday
Friday 10/12 7pm will be the OFFICIAL PREMIERE
Q&A with Del Shores, Beth Grant,
David Steen and Debby Holiday.
Click here to see the trailer. Click here the view the film.
Raised in the South, Beth Grant moved frequently as a child and enjoys claiming several towns and cities in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina as home. She was a Page in the North Carolina Senate, attended the North Carolina Governor's School for Gifted and Talented students, and received a governor's appointment at the age of nineteen.
Grant was president of the East Carolina University College Democrats for two years, receiving the Outstanding College Democrat Award from then Senator Edmund Muskie. She is a graduate of ECU with a BFA in Acting and Directing.
One of Hollywood's most recognizable faces, she has starred in over seventy feature films including this year's Best Picture Academy Award nominated Little Miss Sunshine (2006). She delighted in creating the character you love to hate, Pageant Official Jenkins, making Grant the happy recipient of the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble Cast In A Feature Film.
She has starred in over seventy feature films including two Best Picture Academy Award winners, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, and RAIN MAN. She received the Screen Actors Guild Ensemble Award for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
Grant received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, the L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award, and The Backstage West Garland Award for Lead Actress in Del Shores' "The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife," now a feature film due out in 2012. She recently won her third L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Lead Actress in a play for 2010's "Grace and Glorie" by John Zeigler at The Colony Theatre.
Other theatre credits include world premieres of "On a Southern Journey" by Maya Angelou; "Holy Ghosts' by Romulus Linney; "The Day Emily Married" by Horton Foote; and "Cornelia" by Mark V. Olsen at The Old Globe in San Diego. Grant also enjoyed two stints at The Ahmanson in "Picnic" and "Summer And Smoke," directed by Marshall Mason.
Other popular films credits are DONNIE DARKO, SORDID LIVES, FACTORY GIRL, ROCK STAR, THE ROOKIE, SPEED, TO WONG FOO, A TIME TO KILL, EXTRACT, and RANGO.
Favorite television roles include "Pushing Daisies," "The Office," "Jericho," "Six Feet Under," "My Name is Earl," "Malcolm in the Middle," "King of the Hill," "Coach," "Wonderfalls," "Friends," "The X Files," "Angel," "Medium," "Criminal Minds," "CSI," "Delta," "Coach" and "Yes, Dear."
Grant has written a play with Judy Nagy, "The New York Way," with music by Rupert Holmes, about her coming of age in New York City in the 1970's, set for production in New York next year. It stars her daughter, Mary Chieffo, who is a freshman at The Juilliard School, Drama Division. Grant has been happily married to fellow actor Michael Chieffo for twenty-five years.