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"A Quiet Place" Screenwriters Promote New Film "65" in QCs

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Publicity photo for Beck and Woods latest movie from Sony, "65"

This weekend, two filmmakers from the Quad Cities will host local screenings of their new movie, "65," starring Adam Driver.

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Directors Bryan Woods and Scott Beck on the set of 65.

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods are most famous for writing the script for "A Quiet Place," but they wrote, directed, and produced "65."

Woods says he and Beck miss the silent film era. "Cinema was really more about the cinematic experience and less about dialogue and what people say. And so "A Quiet Place" and "65" are both an attempt to make movies that don't rely on the usual crutch of talking and are more about kind of visceral cinematic experience. The hope really is that with the movie like "65" is that there's no language barrier, that it can play in every country in every part of the world."

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Beck says he and Woods got the germ of the idea for 65 while growing up in Bettendorf. "Years ago, right, before we kind of came up with '65,' we were always like, 'How do we make a dinosaur film in Iowa? How do we make that relatable?' And that kind of translated itself into a different landscape in the final film where the final film kind of takes place in the Pacific Northwest. But as a filmmaker you're always grasping at these ideas in your own backyard."

Beck and Woods will host local screenings of "65" Thursday night at 7:00 at the Varsity Cinema in Des Moines, then Friday night at 7:00 at the Film Scene at the Chauncey in Iowa City, and Saturday night at 7:15 at Cinemark Davenport 18 and IMAX.

Beck and Woods are also building "The Last Picture House," a new movie theater in downtown Davenport. It's expected to open before the end of the year.

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