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monterey stays a cut above the rest with new acquisition,
The Village Barbershop

January 6, 2009 Thousand Oaks CA-  monterey media inc. is pleased to announce the release of The Village Barbershop, starring two time Emmy nominee John Ratzenberger, of “Cheers” fame and Shelly Cole, best known for “The Gilmore Girls”. The film  was acquired from first time director Chris Ford, who was praised by Moving Pictures Magazine “With outstanding outings from Ratzenberger and Cole, The Village Barbershop lathers up a poignant piece of first-time filmmaking.”

 VARIETY also applauded the film, “…This is precisely the sort of movie people who no longer go to movies often complain, 'they just don’t make anymore'. The Village Barbershop is just as warm, humorous and ingratiating as it means to be, with solid work by all principal cast.”, which won Shelly Cole the Best Actress Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

 A simple story of a small-time Reno barber stuck in a rut of haircuts, hot dogs and horse books, who is hit with the unexpected death of his long-time business partner and last apparent friend becomes the humorous, sweet story of a fading old man who’s lost his way and a determined young woman looking to find hers. Two unlikely people offered a second chance in one unlikely place—The Village Barbershop.

 The combination of the multi-talented Ratzenburger and Ms. Cole won audiences over as they awarded the film Winner! Best Feature Award at Cinequest and The San Jose Metro agreed “Most of the time, The Village Barbershop is the little boutique movie at its finest; other times it’s the little boutique movie at its most crowd-pleasing”.

 monterey media will be distributing all rights in the US and Canada. The film begins its theatrical release January16th followed by a DVD Street date of March 3, 2009.

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Jenny Manocchio
Publicity Director

Tiffany Mastrovito
Advertising & Publicity Coordinator

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