Northwest NEWS

August 16, 1999

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Moviemakers use Duvall for location shooting

by Lisa Allen, Valley View editor

   DUVALL--Film crews shooting the film A Leonard Cohen Afterworld in Duvall for the last couple of weeks kept a pretty low profile for the most part, since the actual shooting location was at an isolated farm in Cherry Valley.

   Just about all that could be seen was the company moving crew members and equipment back and forth from "base camp" at Cherry Valley Elementary to the location. Duvall was the third stop for the crew, which had already filmed in Langley and Pioneer Square.

   According to Deborah Wuliger, film unit publicist, the movie tells the story of two young friends, living rather aimlessly in a Las Vegas trailer park, who embark on a road trip. She said the Duvall location was being used as a stop on the trip.

   The two friends come to see someone named "Alligator Boy," a disfigured man who lives with his mother on the farm, Wuliger said. As the story goes, the friends eventually wind up at Seattle Center in "the midst of a crowd of lost mourners who gather after the death of their anti-hero, Kurt Cobain."

   James Cox directs the film which stars Jared Leto, Jake Gyllenhaal, Selma Blair, and John C. McGinley. The film will be released in the year 2000 by New Line Cinema.