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Verizon guy's film 'Cutter' has state premiere at Connecticut Film Fest Sunday night

June 29, 2013


June 29--OLD SAYBROOK -- While many people still know him as the "Can You Hear Me Now" pitchman in early Verizon commercials, actor Paul Marcarelli has another career as a screenwriter.

His latest film, "Clutter," which he wrote and co-produced with Hartford's Molly Pearson, will have its Connecticut premiere Sunday night at 7 at the Katharine Hepburn Culturals Arts Center as part of the Connecticut Film Festival, which hosts more than 150 days and nights of film screening a year.

Tickets are $30, which includes the premiere, which starts at 6 p.m. and after-party at The Kate, 300 Main St.. They are available online at or at 877-503-1286.

The Table Ten Films film, which North Haven native Marcarelli wrote in 2011, was shot around the Shoreline and in East Haven, and boasts a stellar cast, including veteran stage and film actress Carol Kane in the role of family matriarch Linda Bradford.

Diane Crespo directs the drama, which involves the Bradford family's intervention into hoarder Linda's ever-increasing inability to discern reality between her past and present, forcing her family to make some tough decisions and confront what they value in life.

Tom Carruthers, director of the film festival, predicts that "Clutter," "should prove to be a huge breakthrough crossover film that will skyrocket this Connecticut dynamic duo to the top."

"Clutter" had its world premiere earlier this month at the Seattle International Film Festival, and follows the team's 2011 film "The Green," which won CTFFs Best Narrative Feature film award.


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