Mary Max Cinema will screen a special local premiere showing of the So B. IT film on October 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Logansport, Indiana. So B. IT is based on the New York Times best-selling book by award-winning author, Sarah Weeks. A question and answer session will be hosted by So B. IT screenwriter and Logansport native, Garry Williams, after the screening of the movie.

So B. IT had its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival in June and opens in Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY on October 6, 2017. Mary Max Cinema is the first Indiana theatre to offer an exclusive showing of the So B. IT film in Logansport, Indiana.

The film, based on the New York Times best-selling book by acclaimed author, Sarah Weeks, is adapted by the screenwriter, Garry Williams (Larger Than Life) and directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Homegrown).  The picture stars Oscar® nominee Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) and features a mesmerizing performance by Talitha Bateman (Annabelle Creation). The supporting cast includes John Heard (Home Alone), Jacinda Barrett (Bloodline), Academy Award® Winner Cloris Leachman (Young Frankenstein), Jessica Collins (Zero Dark Thirty) and Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan, Silver Linings Playbook).

The charming young adult book adaptation follows a girl named Heidi (Bateman) who lives with her mentally challenged mother (Collins) and agoraphobic caretaker (Woodard).  Heidi travels alone across the country to learn the truth about her family and herself.  

“This whole experience has been amazing - a wonderful book to work from, a brilliant director, top-notch cast, great producers, and a crackerjack crew - it's been a dream come true for me,” said So B. IT Screenwriter, Garry Williams

So B. IT premiere night tickets can purchased at marymaxcinemas.com/nowshowing.

About Screenwriter, Garry Williams 

Garry has written screenplays for MGM, Paramount, UA, FoxTV and the BBC. He has worked with directors Stephen Gyllenhaal, Peter Kosminsky, Martha Coolidge, Gillies MacKinnon, and Antonia Bird. The producers he has worked with include J. Todd Harris, Sydney Pollack, Lindsay Doran, Julia Pistor, David Madden, John Watson, and Pen Densham. He has a co-story credit on LARGER THAN LIFE, a co-screenplay credit on SPIRIT, and wrote the adaptation of SO B. IT, starring Alfre Woodard. SO B. IT won Best Narrative Feature at the San Diego Film Festival.

Garry is also a playwright, with productions in London, Perth, New York, LA, and dozens of towns and cities around the country. His one-acts have been included in the Lincoln Center Directors Project, the EST Marathon, and the Summer Shorts series in Miami and L.A. His full-length play “Rebels” won the Festival of Emerging American Theater in Indianapolis, Indiana, and “Rain” was honored with the Drama- Logue award for playwriting in Los Angeles, California. He is published by Smith & Kraus, One Act Depot, and Playscripts, Inc. 

Through the years, Garry has become something of a historian as well, researching and writing 4,000-word articles about the area’s past for a local quarterly magazine. For the 175th anniversary of his hometown of Logansport, Indiana, he wrote a 2-hour documentary, BIRTH OF A CITY, featuring 43 recorded “voices from the past” and over 400 period photos. It was presented for the town in a 900-seat auditorium and is available on DVD. Garry is also active at his kids’ school. At various times, he has coached Spell Bowl, Academic Superbowl, baseball, softball, and swim teams. He has tutored both kids and adults and is a board member of Literacy Volunteers and Junior Civic. 

Garry was born in Lafayette, Indiana, and moved to Logansport in 1968. He graduated from Logansport High School in 1972. He and his wife, Julie, have three children, Jennie, Wyatt, and Matthew. They live on a farm in Logansport, Indiana.