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Theodore Young Community Center is now Hollywood Eastcoast...movie being fillmed at the center.
Release Date: October 24, 2014

The Theodore Young Community Center has become Hollywood Eastcoast!   Hat’s off to Commissioner Bill Carter and his team for helping to make the Theodore Young Community Center the kind of place that attracts world class acting.  Andre Early, Deputy Commissioner provided the following info about the film.
We are excited that the facility known as the Theodore D. Young Community Center, where the Town's Department of Community Resources resides, was chosen as a filming site for a movie due to be released in 2015, Freeheld.
Freeheld is based on a true story out of Ocean City, NJ...some notable names/faces have significant roles - Steve Carell, Ellen Page, Julianne Moore, and Michael Shannon, just to name a few.
 
Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved.
 
The documentary film "Freeheld" chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials - the Ocean County Freeholders -deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. The film is structured chronologically, following both the escalation of Laurel's battle with the Freeholders and the decline of her health as cancer spreads to her brain.
 
As Laurel's plight intensifies, it spurs a media frenzy and a passionate advocacy campaign. At the same time, "Freeheld" captures a quieter, personal story: that of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other. Alternating from packed public demonstrations at the county courthouse to quiet, tender moments of Laurel and Stacie at home, "Freeheld" combines tension-filled political drama with personal detail, creating a nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice. 
 
The production crew have been shooting various scenes throughout Westchester and will be returning to TDYCC on October 30th and November 5th.
PAUL FEINER

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