Monday, January 9, 2012

Glenn Close Premiers New Film "Albert Nobbs" in Ft. Worth

There has been a lot happening around Dallas in the past year with regards to the small screen. But, fear not, we have not been overlooked by the big silver screen!

"Albert Nobbs" is a new film with a North Texas connection that was produced by Glenn Close, and in part by Fort Worth real estate tycoon John Goff and his wife, Cami. The Goffs — who hadn’t invested in a movie prior to "Albert Nobbs" — were drawn to the storyline after attending a dinner party hosted by Dallas Real Estate businessman, John Amend and his wife, Teresa, at Mount Vernon at White Rock Lake in 2010.

 Pictured: Candy Evans, Glenn Close and Dr. Walter Evans

Glenn Close
Fellow blogger and Real Estate blogger, Candy Evans attended an invitation-only, red-carpet screening last night for a new film with a North Texas connection.  Evans says, "Trust me, this is not a movie you want to see - you MUST see it. I do not want to give away the story, but in a way, there is a real estate theme trickling below the surface." Well, now we know why Candy loved this flick!

The $8 million indie drama stars Glenn Close, who portrays a woman disguised as a man in 19th century Ireland to maintain employment at a hotel. Rodrigo Garcia directed the film, which was filmed in Ireland.

“I think a lot of people can relate to the movie,” John Goff said.  “There is a lot of strife going on in society now with the economy. It’s somewhat different time periods and extremes, but people will relate to the movie about overcoming the odds and working through tough times.”

"Albert Nobbs" opens in theaters on Jan. 27.

photos courtesy of Candy Evans at