After nearly a year’s worth of work, Marshall-Starke Development Center (MSDC) will debut its first feature-length film, “I Heard It Through the Blueberry Vine” on Wednesday, April 24. The movie will be shown at The REES in downtown Plymouth, at 1:45 p.m.

MSDC’s mission is to provide options and opportunities for adults with disabilities. By utilizing the performing arts, MSDC empowers individuals to find their place in the community.

Before the movie’s debut, a pre-film gathering will be held at the Heartland Art Center starting at noon. That event will include a panel discussion about filmmaking by six industry experts and photo opportunities for everyone involved in the production of the movie. The actors and crew will then do a “red carpet” walk to The REES to watch the film.

Wednesday’s showing will be for the cast and crew of the movie, along with their families.  At 1 p.m., Thursday, April 25, a showing for everyone at MSDC will be held. A limited number of 100 seats are available to the public. On Friday, April 26, “I Heard It Through the Blueberry Vine” will be shown to the public at 7:30 p.m. All shows are free.

“I Heard It Through the Blueberry Vine” is the second film by the MSDC team. The group made a 20-minute short, “The Wizard of MSDC,” two years ago. It was also shown at The REES. Following the 90-minute feature, a 10-minute “blooper” reel will also be shown.