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March 3, 2011
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Filmmakers take Valley to the big screen

A Gardnerville landmark has been immortalized in celluloid as the backdrop for a gritty film about two Reno brothers mixed up with the law.

On Tuesday, film crews converged on the JT Basque Bar and Dining Room to shoot exterior and interior scenes for the movie "The Motel Life," which is an adaptation of Willy Vlautin's 2007 novel by the same name.

"It should be released in theaters by the end of next year," said Ann Ruark, one of the film's producers.

Large recreational vehicles parked off Eddy Street carried the film's "talent," including actor Emile Hirsch, who starred in …

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