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‘Nine Days’ features New Ulm native

Staff photo by Clay Schuldt The Lyric 3 advertises a special screening of “Nine Days” with the film’s actor David Rysdahl.

NEW ULM — The movie “Nine Days” featuring New Ulm native David Rysdahl is coming to the Lyric 3 this Friday with a free screening and next week a Q&A screening with Rysdahl himself.

“Nine Days” begins screening Friday, August 6, at the Lyric 3 and will remain in the theater for two weeks. Rysdahl will attend the 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, screening that will include a question-and-answer period with the actor after the film.

David Rysdahl is a New Ulm native and the son of Gigi and Dr. Scott Rysdahl. David has performed on stage, on television and in feature films. “Nine Days” is his most recent film.

This is the first time a film featuring Rysdahl has played at New Ulm’s movie theater and both he and the theater are excited about the opportunity.

Lyric 3 Manager Brandon Jackson said he was determined to get this film in New Ulm and was excited to screen a film featuring a local actor.

In addition to being a local actor, Rysdahl previously worked for the New Ulm movie theater when it was owned by Carmike Theater. Jackson remembered working with Rysdahl and said he was a great employee and now he is helping bring a new film to the theater.

For Rysdahl, it is a chance to show one of his movies to a hometown audience and represents something of a childhood dream.

To show his appreciation for his hometown, Rysdahl has bought out the 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, screening for “Nine Days” in advance. Anyone attending this screening will get a free ticket to the show. The free tickets are in limited supply. Anyone interested in the screening is encouraged to secure a free ticket through Lyric 3’s box office as they are in limited supply.

The movie will screen regularly over the next two weeks, with four showings on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On the weekdays, there will be three screenings.

“Nine Days” is a supernatural drama set in the afterlife. Rysdahl said the film revolves around one man whose job in the afterlife is to interview souls for the opportunity of life. Rhysdahl plays Mike, one of the souls auditioning for a spot on earth. Rysdahl describes his character as a sensitive/artistic soul.

The film also features actress Zazie Beetz, Rysdahl’s real-life girlfriend. She plays Emma, a curious and optimistic soul.

“The film celebrates life and emphasizes finding beauty in the small moments while acknowledging that life is often difficult and painful,” Rysdahl said.

This represents the first time Lyric 3, or any of the Phoenix Theatres have screened a movie with the actor in attendance.

Jackson said he was excited to set this up for Rysdahl and was open to hosting similar events in the future.

Advanced tickets are available for all the screenings including the Q&A with Rysdahl at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13.

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