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December 14, 2012

Double the excitement

Films drawing Oscar buzz have local ties

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But in the meantime, he’s enjoying the break from all-nighters working on the film and waiting to see whether “Open Heart” is selected as an official Oscar nominee.

“To have a film recognized and have my name on the credits of a film that might be up for an Academy Award is pretty amazing for a 24-year-old,” said Pouliot, who thinks about his days at NHS fondly.

“(Zaleski and Williams) were the first ones that made me feel I could have this be a career and be creative for a career,” he said. “They were the first ones who ever put me in a position to succeed in the creative arts.”

IF YOU GO

What: Double bill of “Somewhere Between” and “Open Heart”

When: tonight, 7:30 p.m.; tomorrow, 3:15, 6 and 8:45 p.m.; Sunday, 4:45 and 7:30 p.m; Dec. 17 through Dec. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Screening Room, 82 State St., Newburyport

How much: $8, seniors $6.

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