Downtown on the square in Tyler, Texas is an old movie theater which as been redone by the city to offer live entertainment and/or movies to the citizens. It is now called the Liberty Theater. On Thursday night, Dr. Rick Coker’s Smile Studio helped sponsor the movie, Bernie.
That movie was based on a true story about the murder of a wealthy woman (played by Shirley McLaine) in the East Texas town of Carthage by the local assistant funeral director (played by Jack Black) and prosecuted by Panola County District Attorney, Danny “Buck” Davidson (played by Matthew McConaughey).
There were a number of “extras” in the movie – chosen at auditions and given scripts to read. Three people from the movie were in attendance and got up on the stage before the show started and had quite a humorous exchange.
Our favorite extra is Kay “Baby” Epperson, pictured holding the flowers. She proudly told about her part in the movie and also about her beautiful smile done by Dr. Rick Coker.
Buck Davidson was in attendance as was James Baker, who played one of the townspeople. To hear a portion of the song that James Baker wrote and sings during the credits, visit Amazon.
All in all it was such a fun evening!