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Senator takes over role of mayor during 'Pines' movie filming

In an instant, state Sen. Hugh Farley became both a Hollywood actor and the mayor of Schenectady.

Parting shot: Extras flock downtown as ‘Pines’ filming nears end (with photo gallery)

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Parting shot: Extras flock downtown as ‘Pines’ filming nears end (with photo gallery)

A long line of people dressed in their Sunday best and holding garment bags formed Wednesday afternoon outside a back entrance to St. George’s Greek Orthodox Church Hellenic Center.
They weren’t going to church. They were getting ready to appear as extras in Derek Cianfrance’s “The Place Beyond the Pines” being filmed locally.

500 students pretend to start school year early for filming of ‘Pines’ (with photo gallery)

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500 students pretend to start school year early for filming of ‘Pines’ (with photo gallery)

Schenectady High School was transformed Thursday into a series of movie sets, filled with actors who didn’t find it difficult to pretend they were going to class.

Extras are invaluable pawns in moviemaking game

COLONIE

Extras are invaluable pawns in moviemaking game

Movie extras almost always play a crucial role in feature films. Their benign, seemingly ordinary presence help directors bridge the gap between fiction and reality.

Our photo gallery features 'Beyond the Pines' filming

One photo gallery features 50 photos by Gazette photographers of the filming of "The Place Beyond the Pines."

Actor less camera shy for local fans (with photo gallery)

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Actor less camera shy for local fans (with photo gallery)

Bradley Cooper, star of such films as “The A-Team, “Limitless” and two “The Hangover” movies, seems to have a knack for laying low in the city.

Schenectady police ‘jail’ Ryan Gosling (with photo gallery)

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Schenectady police ‘jail’ Ryan Gosling (with photo gallery)

Actor Ryan Gosling got a chance to spend some time in one of the Schenectady’s least desirable places: the city jail.

'Pines' filming seen today on Brandywine

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'Pines' filming seen today on Brandywine

A film crew followed a motorcycle behind the Trustco Bank.

SCHENECTADY

Three city streets to be closed Monday for 'Pines' filming

Three Schenectady streets will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians Monday because of filming for the movie “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

SCOTIA

Bank robbery in Scotia? Filming continues for 'Pines' (with photo gallery)

Crowds lined Mohawk Avenue in Scotia this morning as movie fans hoped to see the filming of scenes for the movie "The Place Beyond the Pines."

Pharmacist to appear in ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

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Pharmacist to appear in ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’

Frank Falvo, a pharmacist at Schenectady’s landmark drugstore, is preparing for a bit part in “The Place Beyond the Pines,” the big-screen, big-star movie currently shooting in Schenectady County.

SCHENECTADY

Shops supply props for "Place Beyond the Pines" set

Some local businesses are getting a chance to be part of the movie business by providing props for Derek Cianfrance’s movie, “The Place Beyond the Pines.”

Gosling, Cooper movie to film in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY

Gosling, Cooper movie to film in Schenectady

A-list Hollywood actor Bradley Cooper, star of “The Hangover” and its upcoming sequel, “The Hangover Part II,” has signed on to co-star in a movie that will begin filming in Schenectady this summer, according to industry trade journals.

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