Rumford Selectmen Confused By Hollywood Filmmaker’s Request To Close Off Some Side Streets, Since The Whole Town’s Always Deserted Anyway

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Rumford Maine downtown rush hourRUMFORD, Maine — Anxiety over the unknown led selectmen Thursday night to unanimously reject a request from a Los Angeles filmmaker/actor to close a few side streets later this month for filming. Neither Gavin Peretti nor anyone representing him came to the meeting, as requested, to provide the board with details, Town Manager Carlo Puiia said. Peretti sent the town an email on Nov. 26, saying his crew would be shooting the film “all over the area from Rangeley to Jackman” and wanted permission to close a few streets for a day in Rumford. He said the date would likely be between Dec. 14 and 20. The crew would also shoot footage at a private residence in Rumford on another day, but Peretti said that wouldn’t affect the public. Peretti provided the premise of his movie, “The Guide,” saying it is about a hunting guide who takes a couple of rich New York stockbrokers on a deer hunt. (read more at Bangor Daily News)