WALTON _ A benefit screening of actress/director Dorothy Lyman's award-winning dramatic feature "The Northern Kingdom" will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday to benefit the William B. Ogden Free Library.
Sally Cranston, library director, said admission is $5 and tickets will be available at the theater box office at 31 Gardiner Place in Walton. The event will be in the upstairs lobby of the Walton Theatre.
A question-and-answer session with Lyman and screenwriter Nancy Fales Garrett, of Delhi, will follow the showing.
"The Northern Kingdom" was filmed in Andes, Margaretville and Delhi, and many local residents were involved in the production.
In the movie, the lives of three, disparate families intertwine in unexpected ways. The film examines the potential for growth _ spiritual and personal _ that exists in difficult times, even in the dead of winter, organizers said.
Cranston said she saw the movie at a screening in Andes at the Hunting Tavern and was so impressed she asked about showing it in Walton.
"The Northern Kingdom" was an official selection of the 2007 Syracuse International Film Festival, the San Diego Film Festival, and Indie Fest/FAIF Festival, and was the winner of the Jurors Prize at the River's Edge Film Festival.
Lyman originated the character of Opal Gardner in the long-running daytime drama ``All My Children,'' for which she won two Daytime Emmy awards. She went on to star in several seasons of CBS' ``Mama's Family.''
She appeared with Ashley Judd in "Ruby in Paradise," was seen in "The Departed" and "World Trade Center" and has had guest roles on "Law and Order," "The Practice" and "Battlestar Galactica."
The movie is not yet rated.