Aesthetically Speaking

Danny Glover stars in “Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop”

nrsb finalkeyart imageonlyAcclaimed artist Norman Rockwell’s iconic portrayal of the American spirit comes to life in “Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop,” a Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere on Saturday, June 1 (9p.m. ET/PT, 8C). Rockwell is a celebrated 20th century artist who is renowned for his idyllic small-town American scenes that were featured on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post, including his 1950’s painting, Shuffleton’s Barbershop    

When Rockwell’s painting fades into the world of Charlie Shuffleton’s (Glover) barbershop, this classic piece of Americana becomes the center of a small town where friends gather, gossip flows and age-old memories are kept.  Peering in the window, famous country singer Trey Cole (Stowell) is finally returning home after abandoning the town many years ago and never looking back, even when his brother died serving in the military, leaving sister-in-law, Norma, (Ewell) to care for her son by herself.  Now, realizing he’s lost himself along the way, Trey remembers his first haircut in the brown leather chair as a young boy at age ten (Dash Pledger-Levine) in Charlie’s shop and hopes to find guidance from the man who was a father to him when his own dad, General Wes Cameron (Brett Rice, “Magic City”), was coldly absent during his childhood. 

Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) was a prolific painter and illustrator in the 20th century, frequently depicting enduring American images with exceptional detail. The original painting is part of the collection in the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a gift to the museum from Rockwell himself, and has also been a favorite addition to Stockbridge, Massachusetts’ Norman Rockwell Museum’s traveling exhibition.

“Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop” is a production of Foxfield Entertainment, Nightwatch Productions and Jessamine Productions, plc.  Bruce Johnson, John Wilder and Fernando Szew are executive producers and Mitchell Galin is producer. Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media Holdings, Inc., simulcast in SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition), is a trusted family-friendly network devoted to quality storytelling.

Hallmark Movie Channel Original World Premiere
“Norman Rockwell’s Shuffleton’s Barbershop”
Saturday, June 1 (9 p.m. ET/PT, 8C)
Starring: Danny Glover, Austin Stowell, Kayla Ewell and Dash Pledger-Levine

May 28, 2013
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