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By MATT LIPAROTA – mliparota@daily-chronicle.com

Zac Efron

Zac Efron

DeKalb County will be featured in a new movie being filmed later this year. Ramin Bahrani, award-winning director of films like “Man Push Cart” and “Chop Shop,” has announced he will film his next movie in the county. The film, currently untitled, is about a fourth-generation farming family, said Patricia Koffler, a producer with Killer Films. The patriarch of the family, played by Dennis Quaid, is driven to grow his business, while his son, played by Zac Efron, has ambitions outside of farming. This conflict is the basis of the film’s story, Koffler said. Koffler said that DeKalb County was chosen because “it’s just beautiful … the setting is exactly right for this film.” The film is already in production, said Debbie Armstrong, executive director of the DeKalb County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, although she would not confirm where filming will take place. “At this point we need to respect their process,” Armstrong said, noting that at this point in production the filmmakers are not equipped to worry about crowd control. Koffler said filming should begin sometime this summer, and that small independent films usually hit theaters “about a year” after they’re done filming. Armstrong said that the bureau has been working with the filmmakers since February, during which time they were shown around the area and put in touch with local contacts. “We’re thrilled to have them,”

Dennis Quaid

Armstrong said. “We’re excited for what it will do for the county.” Armstrong said that she hopes to release more details about the film soon. More information about Bahrani, who was dubbed “director of the decade” by film critic Roger Ebert, can be found at http://www.noruzfilms.com. Representatives from Black Bear Pictures, listed as a production company attached to the film, could not be reached.

 

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July 26th 2009! All day of car show fun!

For information on this years car show view: Car Show flyer 2009

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Did you see the wonderful article in the Daily Chronicle this weekend about Treasures from the Attic?  Check out what reporter Kate Schott wrote!

SYCAMORE – Pat Pasteris was looking for bargains Friday.

So Pasteris, of Cortland, and two of her friends headed to Sycamore in search of steals and deals they might find at citywide garage sale Treasures from the Attic, organized by Discover Sycamore.

“The convenience of it is nice,” she said as she scanned items at the sale of Cathy Giddings in the 200 block of West Exchange Street…..

Sycamore residents take part in citywide garage sale | Daily Chronicle

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This is the final map Ladies and Gentlemen!

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Discover Sycamore is also working hard on tourism development! We have had two group tours come to Sycamore to enjoy a day of historic fun! They go to the Sycamore History Museum, Blumen Gardens, The Paper Doll House and Downtown shops like The Confectionary!  We are currently working on developing more tour packages. Keep watching for whats next!

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