Another film with local connections

Tue, 06/11/2024 - 8:45am

Story Location:
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
United States

Even if you are already interested in seeing “Summer Camp” (2024, PG13, 1hr 26 min) because you enjoy comedy, like stars Diane Keaton, Kathy Bates, and Alfre Woodard, or the idea of a movie about summer camp appeals to you, you now have another reason to see it at Harbor Theater starting June 21. The production executive for the film is none other than Boothbay Harbor’s own Nicholas Erickson.

Erickson, who graduated from Boothbay Region High School in 2007, began his obsession with film as a child, was lucky enough to get some early filmmaking experience in high school and with the local channel 7, then completed his BA from Tulane University in communications and digital media production. In 2015, he received his Masters in Producing from the American Film Institute and began his professional media production career which now includes twelve films with associate, co-producer, or producer credits, as well as four other production management roles. “Summer Camp” is probably Nick’s most widely distributed film to date.

“Summer Camp” tells the story of Nora (Diane Keaton), Ginny (Kathy Bates), and Mary (Alfre Woodard), who have been best friends since being inseparable at summer camp. As the years have passed, they've seen each other less and less, so when the chance to reunite for a summer camp reunion arises, they all take it, some begrudgingly and others excitedly. Each of their lives might not be where they'd imagined, but one thing is for sure -- Nora, Ginny, and Mary need each other, and summer camp reminds them why.

In April’s PEOPLE, Keaton, 78, also a producer on the movie, said that the “scariest” scene in the film for her involved river rafting, and Woodard, 71, said “All I ever really wanted to do is go outside and play!” Keaton further spoke about her costars, saying “Any scene with the three of us together was full of laughter and was the most fun. Both Alfre and Kathy are such kind, warm and wonderful women.” She also highlights her onscreen romantic interest, Schitt's Creek star  Eugene Levy, 77, "Don’t forget the kissing scene with Eugene. Now that was a treat."

Don’t miss the fun, or the opportunity to enjoy the accomplishments of a local guy whose career has taken off in Hollywood, opening Friday, June 21, 7 p.m. Continues Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m., Sunday, June 23, 2 p.m., Monday, June 24, 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 25, 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m. (OCAP) and 7 p.m., and Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.