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JP Stupfel

‘50 to 1’ Promotional Bus Makes SF Stop

March 21, 2014, 4:00 pm
By JP Stupfel

Cast and crew members from the upcoming 50 to 1 met with fans, signed autographs and posed for pictures earlier today at the Regal Stadium 14 parking lot as part of a nationwide promotional tour.

Most of the fans waiting in line to meet the stars had yet to see the movie. Those in the line who had seen it, seemed to love it. One fan remarked, “Movies are always putting New Mexico down, but this one did a good job.”

The film —which was shot in more than 30 New Mexico locations—recounts the story of New Mexican misfit cowboys and horse race legend Mine That Bird, who became the ultimate equine underdog at the Kentucky Derby in 2009.

Todd Lowe, who plays Kelly in the movie and who you probably know as war vet fry cook Terry Bellefleur in HBO’s True Blood, trusts that 50 to 1 will cast a much more positive light on New Mexico than other projects set here–such as Breaking Bad. “It’s a movie about a horse,” Lowe smiles as he tells SFR.

Actress Madelyn Deutch, who plays Alex in the movie agrees and says that “its great for the people of this state to have one of their greatest Cinderella stories in the forefront of the entertainment industry.”

The film had its world premier on at Albuquerque’s KiMo Theater on Wednesday and will be screened across New Mexico two weeks ahead of other parts of the country

The movie tour is set to make stops throughout the state before heading east to appear at theaters from Texas to Kentucky, as the film debuts in select states.

 

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