New Film Directed by North Little Rock Native Premieres in Arkansas

DECEMBER 14, 2006 - Posted at 7:38 a.m. CST

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansan Joey Lauren Adams gets to see her handiwork on the screen today, with others watching, too. The North Little Rock native worked for nearly seven years to have ``Come Early Morning'' made, and it premieres just across the Arkansas River from the actress' home town.

The film features Ashley Judd and Diane Ladd and was shot entirely in central Arkansas, most of it in North Little Rock, where Adams grew up. It will premiere at the Market Street Cinema in Little Rock as part of a fundraiser for The Oxford American Magazine's Literary Project.

``Come Early Morning'' is about a small town woman who has never committed to a serious relationship. The film began production April 25th, 2005, and wrapped up about five weeks later. The film made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, in January.

Adams has appeared in films including ``Big Daddy'' and ``Chasing Amy,'' for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe.

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