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Hometown work gets a run after a marathon struggle

By Julie E. Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Writer-director Laura Paglin has found that getting her locally produced film "Nightowls of Coventry" shot was half the battle.

The war's not over until you get the film into theaters...

The NightOwls of Coventry swoops into town

By Michael Gallucci

Laura Paglin conceived of The Nightowls of Coventry (which opens Friday at the Cedar Lee Theatre) in the late '80s, when its 1973 setting wasn't so distant. "When I first moved here, I picked an apartment at random in Coventry," says the director, who's originally from Portland, Oregon. "I started talking to people who were part of the counterculture scene in the '70s. They were very relaxed, but also very cynical..."