After three years of production and planning, Unveiling, a William DeVogue film, with an appearance by Warwick resident Kelly Smith, will premier Saturday night at the Columbus Theatre in Providence.
Unveiling is a short film portraying the paths of William, played by Macauley Ash, son of Warwick native Tina (Hallam) Ash, an adopted child, and Tina, a folk singing drug-addicted young mother who was caught up in the psychedelic scenes of Greenwich Village in the early ’60s. When the two paths finally connect, the present is discovered opening up the mystery of uncovering the past as William asks the biggest question of all: who is his father?
As lead actor Adam Carbone said, "I feel like 'Unveiling' will help a man find truth and closer to finding out who he really is. It's either that or Bob Dylan
is on an episode of ‘Maury’ and I don't see that happening."
Did he say Bob Dylan? Indeed, he did.
"From the beginning, everyone that came on board believed in this film and the future success of the film is a credit to everyone involved, said DeVogue, a Rhode Island native.
Described as the story of life and a man's quest for identity, realism and truth, executive producer Rocco Michaluk said, "This is by far the most unique film I have ever worked on. The depth and dimension interspersed with the story, reality and imagery, will leave viewers speechless. Extremely excited and honored to be a part of this life altering film and event."
Smith, who met with DeVogue four years ago when they collaborated on his autobiography, was excited to appear in the film.
"It's a small role," said Smith, who plays a social worker from the 1960s. "Originally, I was going to help William write his autobiography, but when he decided to go in a different direction and do the documentary instead, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I'm very excited to see where this goes and hope that it catches the attention of the right people.
"If you're a Bob Dylan fan," Smith added, "you're going to want to come see it.
The Unveiling premiere will feature live performances by Duke Robillard and Sunny Crownover, as well as an art exhibition featuring the works from over 25 artists. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Portsmouth Art Guild and will help with continued development of youth within an artistic community.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.unveilingthefilm.com or www.columbustheatre.com. The Columbus Theatre is located at 279 Broadway, Providence.