Locally shot and produced movie has final showing in South Bend

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Monday night is the last time folks in Michiana will be able to see a South Bend film premier in local theaters.

The film, “The Bridge,” made its debut on Sunday afternoon at the AMC Showplace 16 with a full treatment red carpet affair for the actors and writers involved.

After three years of film-making, community members packed the theater to see the flick about a distraught woman who nearly takes her own life by jumping from a bridge. Before the woman makes the fatal decision she is stopped by a mysterious stranger who helps her turn her life around.

The movie was shot at locations all across South Bend, including the Jefferson St. Bridge and the South Bend Chocolate Café.

"We were very humbled by the involvement that the city had. We shot in 23 locations throughout South Bend and they were all really grateful to us. The city gave us a bus to be able to shoot a couple scenes. They allowed us to use the Jefferson Bridge, and the parks and the parking spaces. So it was great, the community really received us very well and this is a way for us to say hey. It took us 3 years, but it's done now, so it's great” said Photography Director and editor, Melqui Rodriguez.

The final showing of “The Bridge” is at 7:10 p.m. on Monday, April 29 at AMC Showplace 16 in South Bend.

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