'Hard to Place' to premiere at Plaza Theatre; Haylee Dubert to perform

Haylee Dubert, a Glasgow High School junior, will perform after the showing of the film "Hard to Place," on Sept. 6 at the historic Plaza Theatre. Dubert is shown with Mary Lee England, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County. Gina Kinslow / Glasgow Daily Times 

GLASGOW — “Hard to Place,” a movie filmed in Glasgow that is serving as a call to action to help the thousands of youths who are in foster care, will premiere at the historic Plaza Theatre this week. 

The film is the story of two siblings who are not in the best situation as far as their home life.

“It is based off a true story and those two kids live here in our community,” said Mary Lee England, executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County.

There are a variety things people can do to help foster children.

“It could be anything as great as becoming a foster parent or taking up donations for suitcases for foster children to becoming a volunteer at the boys and girls club to help mentor foster children,” England said, adding they can also volunteer to be court appointed special advocates and serve as a voice for foster children in the courtroom.

Haylee Dubert, a Glasgow High School junior and a junior staff member at the Boys and Girls Club of Glasgow-Barren County, will be sharing a story about foster care before the showing of the film.

“It is my hard to place story, which is a story about how I went through 14 foster homes in 13 years,” she said.

Dubert has shared her story in the past and said she has kind of gotten used to talking about it, so she's not hesitant about telling it.

But that doesn't mean she's not nervous. What she predicts she will be nervous about is being on the theater's stage. Dubert is set to perform after the showing of the film. She will sing “Lean On Me.”

“I'm definitely nervous about being on stage. There's going to be over 1,000 people in there, but I'm not nervous to talk about it,” she said.

Dubert has not yet seen the film, but she has been on the sets where the filming was taking place.

“It was cool. I never actually got to watch them film, because they filmed at like 3 a.m. something. I don't even like to talk to people that early in the morning,” she said.

Dubert is a member of the choir at GHS and said her performance this week at the Plaza will be the first time she has sung before an audience that has paid to get in.

“I've only sung at things where I've been asked or requested to sing at,” she said.

England urges those who want to see the film to purchase their tickets soon due to an expected sell-out. Proceeds from ticket sales for the film go to benefit the club. 

The premiere of the film will take place at 7 p.m. Friday at the Plaza Theatre at 115 E. Main St. Tickets are $10. For more information about the tickets, go to the theater's website at www.historicplaza.com

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