Film shot in Ogden comes to Netflix, Peery's Egyptian Theater

Thursday , March 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM1 comment

MARK SAAL, Standard-Examiner Staff

OGDEN — Streaming this weekend: Junction City.

On Friday, March 17, Netflix’s streaming service will begin offering “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train,” a film shot primarily in Ogden and Salt Lake City, as well as along the Heber Valley Railroad.

Don’t have a Netflix subscription? Not a problem.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, Sundance Institute will present a screening of “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., in downtown Ogden. A question-and-answer session with director Sydney Freeland, a Navajo filmmaker who also directed “Drunktown’s Finest,” will follow the screening. Admission is free and open to the public; no tickets are needed and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Set in Idaho, the movie debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Ashleigh Murray and Rachel Crow as teenage sisters Deidra and Laney. When their mother goes to jail, the two sisters keep their family’s financial head above water by robbing the trains that pass by their backyard. The cast also features Tim Blake Nelson as an overachieving railway detective and “Saturday Night Live’s” Sasheer Zamata as a school guidance counselor.

Local audiences will recognize various area landmarks. The official trailer features a shot of the Ogden railyards, with Ben Lomond Mountain in the background.

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