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The actors of "Every Day": (l-r) Ezra Miller, Skyler Fortgang, Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt

Most days, Skyler Fortgang is your average H.B. Whitehorne 7th grader. But when the lights go dim at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City next week, he’ll be one of the actors on screen performing with Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt in a new movie, “Every Day“. It’s not his first.

Skyler been acting professionally since he was five years old, after a neighbor who was a successful actress in commercials submitted his picture to her agents. He has acted in several commercials and, in 2007, had a role in the movie “American Gangster” with Russell Crowe and Carla Gugino. He also plays drums, piano and guitar and studies digital music composition.

He’s back with Gugino in “Every Day”. She plays a co-worker trying to tempt Skyler’s movie dad, a TV-show writer (Liev Schreiber) in a mid-life crisis. The movie’s look at one family’s attempt to deal with the multiple challenges of life also stars Helen Hunt as the mother, who must move her sick father (Brian Dennehy) from Detroit into their home in New York. Skyler’s character is the family’s younger son, Ethan.

The movie will have several screenings at the Tribeca Film Festival. It plays at the BMCC Tribeca on
Saturday, April 24, at 6 p.m.; the Village East Cinema on Monday, April 26 at 3 p.m.; the SVA Theater on Tuesday, Aprril 27, at 10 p.m.; and the Village East Cinema 7 on Saturday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. (Ticket information is here.)

One of the goals of the movie’s screening at the Tribeca Film Festival is to find it a distributor who will put it on screens much closer to Verona. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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