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Working Actors
Daily News Jan. 30, 2011
James Benatti & Marshall Johnson
In "Blue Valentine," Benatti play the owner of a Queens moving company where Dean (Ryan Gosling) applies for a job. He gets it, and soon is working on several jobs across the city - including moving an elderly man's property from Brooklyn to rural Pennsylvania, where Dean meets Cindy (Michelle Williams).
Director Derek Cianfrance wanted to make his feature-film debut, about the dissolution of a marriage, as realistic as possible. So for flashback scenes, he wanted Gosling to work with an actual firm. Enter Steinway Moving and Storage in Long Island City.
. Gosling eventually helped Steinway with an actual move in Brooklyn. The scenes where Dean chats with his new co-workers while lugging boxes and loading trucks is full off-the-cuff, funny observations by Johnson and no-nonsense leadership from Benatti. click here for full article

Sundance Film Festival: Blue Valentine Jan 24 - 29, 2010

Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine is an intimate, shattering portrait of a disintegrating marriage.
On the far side of a once-passionate romance, Cindy (Michelle Williams) and Dean (Ryan Gosling) are married with a young daughter. Hoping to save their marriage, they steal away to a theme hotel. We then encounter them years earlier, when they met and fell in love—full of life and hope.
Moving fluidly between these two time periods, Blue Valentine unfolds like a cinematic duet whose refrain asks, where did their love go? Framing the film as a mystery whose answer lies scattered in time (and in character), filmmaker Derek Cianfrance constructs an elegant set of dualities: past and present, youth and adulthood, vitality and entropy. The rigor of his process is visible throughout the film. Eliminating artificial devices, he has only the truth of the characters to work with. Because Gosling and Williams bring amazing intensity and emotional honesty to their roles, the experience of connecting to these two souls becomes truly moving.
Film Contact
Graham Taylor
Phone: (310) 246-3126

Steinway Moving and Storage
to appear in the upcoming film Blue Valentine
by C.S. Webb

Steinway Moving and Storage of Long Island City NY was recently selected to participate in the filming of the new movie Blue Valentine starring Ryan Gosling.

With the film currently in pre-production, Steinway trucks and its moving crews have been seen all over NYC with Ryan Gosling performing actual moves while being filmed.

Blue Valentine, also starring Michelle Williams, is scheduled for release in 2010. The film follows the story of a couple, ten years into their marriage, who face marital divergence as one grows and prospers while the other remains the same.

Location Scouts came to Steinway Moving and Storage seeking a location to shoot warehouse scenes for the movie. The production crew was attracted by Steinway’s old-world, old school authenticity. They met with and clicked with Steinway’s Owner, James Benatti.

With working techniques and a philosophy that has not changed in three generations, Steinway provides a chemistry that will contribute to the movie's plot.

Steinway Moving and Storage, Steinway’s owner James Benatti, and members of his crew will appear in scenes of the film.

Founded in Astoria Queens in 1926, Steinway Movers just celebrated its 84th year in business. Still owned and operated by the Benatti family, Steinway proudly serves Queens and the greater metro area with old-fashioned service and a quality crew of trained movers.

Specializing in moving services for large and small business, Steinway is best known for its residential division that has been the corner stone to its success for over 80 years.

Completely licensed and insured, Steinway serves the entire tri-state area and will pick up, pack and ship anywhere in the US.

STEINWAY MOVING & STORAGE 42-45 12th Street Long Island City NY 11101 MAP (718) 278-9090

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