“Thanks for seeing a Christmas movie in February,” Greenpoint filmmaker Charles Poekel told everyone gathered for the latest installment of Nitehawk’s Local Color series.
Director Charles Poekel knew he wanted a real Brooklyn Christmas tree stand for the backdrop of his first feature film, “Christmas, Again,” but tree salesmen are a tough crowd to get in with; he wasn’t sure how he was going to conduct research or get permission to film his low-budget flick. His solution? He became a bona fide tree salesman himself, setting up shop as McGolrick Trees for three cold Christmas seasons.
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