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Visiting New York City at the age of 8, Rachel Morgan told her mom, Anne, "Leave me here." She was smitten with the big city. Now, the film she produced there will take center stage at the Red Bridge Film Festival Saturday. (Submitted photo)

Filmmaker looking forward to local audience reaction

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A year ago, Park Rapids alum/film producer Rachel Morgan purchased a one-way ticket to the Big Apple with a goal of filming a dark, original comedy that follows a pair of unlikely friends.


Now she's coming home for its premiere.

"Happy Birthday Rita" is the featured film in this year's Red Bridge Film Festival, to be shown at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18 at Park Theater.

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