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Meet Benita Staadecker, Actress from ‘Old Goats’ Film at Tin Theater Friday Night

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Dan House, Tin Room/Theater Owner, with Benita Staadecker.

Our friends at The Tin Theater will be hosting a special guest this Friday before the screening of the film “Old Goats” – Benita Staadecker – who played Cynthia in the film, will speak at 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 16.

This feature length indie film is quite a local accomplishment, as it was shot on just a $5,000 budget in and around Seattle.

Directed by Taylor Guterson (son of Novelist David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars), the film began as a short subject for a 48-hour competition in Port Townsend. Guterson then later reunited his cast for the full movie.

“Old Goats” is the often hilarious and always heartfelt story of three older men who refuse to go quietly into the night of retirement and old age. Cantankerous and set in their ways, each man must come to terms with the sunset years in his own unique fashion. Shot in and around Seattle, Old Goats finds humor in the everyday foibles of retirement life, providing a refreshing perspective on the golden years through the eyes of three men who don’t feel (or act) anywhere close to as old as they look.

Here’s Benita’s bio from the film’s website:

Benita Staadecker is married to a wonderful guy and has three remarkably wonderful children. She grew up in Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington well before Taylor Guterson was even born!! Benita met Taylor while she was working part time as a bank teller, after retiring from her job with the City of Seattle. Benita advises any older woman who is approached by a young man asking her to be in his independent film to just say “yes.”

There will be two showings of the film Friday and Saturday so there should be plenty of seats available for this great local film.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien; for more info, call (206) 242-8040.

Here’s the trailer for “Old Goats”:


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