Tag Archives: Betty Anne Waters

Conviction, shot in Ypsi/Arbor, nears release

The Trailer for the film “Conviction” has been released. Quite a bit of the production, which had previously been referred to as “Betty Anne Waters,” was shot in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. Of particular interest in the trailer, at least for me, are the scenes shot at Ypsi’s legendary Sidetrack Bar and Grill – stills […]

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Hilary Swank channeling Betty Anne Waters behind the bar

Since we didn’t get any new Pencil Paparazzi drawings over the weekend, I thought that I’d post a few real photos of celebrities. The first one here is of the real life Betty Anne Waters (who is portrayed by Hilary Swank in the film), actress Minnie Driver, and Linda French, the owner of Ypsi’s Sidetrack […]

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Sidetrack goes Hollywood

Looks like Hilary Swank and company will be shooting at the Sidetrack on Tuesday and Wednesday. Apparently, in the film, Swank’s character, Betty Anne Waters, puts herself through Law school by working at a bar called Adens Pub. So, for a few days, the Sidetrack will be Adens Pub, and the delightfully assed Ms. Swank […]

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Pencil Paparazzi

Get your pencils sharpened. According to the Ypsilanti Citizen, filming for the Hilary Swank movie “Betty Anne Waters” begins on Michigan Avenue this Wednesday. Here’s a clip: …On March 16, filming for the movie “Betty Anne Waters,” will carry over to Downtown Ypsilanti. Starring Hilary Swank, Minnie Driver and Sam Rockwell, the movie has already […]

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Sam Rockwell’s sweatpants seen in Ann Arbor

My friend Ted Kennedy saw the actor Sam Rockwell in Zingerman’s on Friday, buying a cup of coffee. Rockwell, he told me by way of email, was wearing sweatpants. I asked if they were shiny. (I imagined that they would be.) “No,” he replied, “they are baggy and charcoal-colored.” I asked for a photorealistic drawing. […]

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