Thursday, September 14, 2000

Early word

Jump on your weekend

        “Unusual” adult actors from 20 to 70 years old are invited to a casting call on Sunday for an independent feature film by several Wright State University alums. Dead Letters, the story of two brothers seeking to find their sister and escape their dysfunctional childhood, will be shot in and around Dayton, Ohio, beginning Oct. 10. Auditions are 1-6 p.m. in the Lakeridge Conference Room at Banning and Pippin roads. Other casting calls are scheduled in Cleveland and Dayton. For details, call 729-0222.
Margaret A. McGurk


        Tristate residents dreaming of a bit part on a TV series have only five more days to submit their audition tape to WB affiliate WSTR-TV, 5177 Fishwick Drive, Bond Hill, by 5:30 p.m. Monday.

        Channel 64 is participating in a national WB contest in which one person will win $15,000, a trip to Los Angeles and a walk-on role on a WB show.

        Entrants must videotape themselves reading a portion of a 7th Heaven, Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Dawson's Creek script available from Channel 64, the station's Web site ( or the Tri-County Mall information booth. Tapes must be no longer than three minutes.

        Twenty local semi-finalists will be selected to perform at 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at Tri-County Mall. The local winner receives a $500 Tri-County Mall gift certificate and an appearance on Channel 64's Saturday Cinema 64.
— John Kiesewetter

Must see/must do


        With their jamming approach to the trance-inducing hill-country blues, the North Mississippi Allstars made a lot of fans at this May's Jammin' On Main. Since then, they've been in all the rock and blues magazines and all over NPR. Tuesday, brothers Luther (guitar) and Cody (drums) Dickinson and bassist Chris Chew will play an intimate club gig at Top Cat's (2820 Vine St., Corryville; 281-2005). The equally fine singer/songwriter Peter Bruntnell opens the 9 p.m. show. Tickets are $10 at Ticketmaster outlets (562-4949;
Larry Nager

Movie buzz

        Cincinnati Museum Center will mark its 10th anniversary Nov. 1-22 with a festival of best-loved Omnimax features chosen by moviegoers who cast 6,000 ballots for their favorites.

        The winning titles, ranked by vote totals, are: Grand Canyon, The Hidden Secrets, Stormchasers, Ring of Fire, Everest, The Living Sea, Blue Planet, Tropical Rainforest and Mysteries of Egypt.

        Tickets go on sale Oct. 10 at the Museum Center box office and through Ticketmaster, 562-4949. Admission is $6.50, $4.50 for children ages 3-12. Details by phone at 287-7000 or 1-800-733-2077, or online at
— Margaret A. McGurk

Opening Friday

        • Bait


        The Girl on the Bridge


        Love and Sex

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