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‘The Fighter’ wins Oscars — and stirs local pride

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Published on February 28, 2011 in The Boston Globe MetroDesk Blog

Lowell’s Top Donut shop is abuzz after the Academy Awards Sunday night, where the locally based movie “The Fighter” took home two Oscars.

The shop, which made a cameo in the film, has been full of conversation about the awards this morning between customers and himself, owner Robin Ley said.

“I’m so happy ‘The Fighter’ won two awards last night,” he said. “We’re very excited.”

Ley said he feels the film will give the community national and international recognition.

“The locals are proud, and the whole community is so happy,” he said. “We’re so proud to live in Lowell.”

The Venue movie theater in Lexington also makes an appearance in the film – and the theater is still showing “The Fighter.”

“People here are very excited about the film being even nominated for an Academy Award,” said Irene Gravina, a manager at the theater. “The ceremony was just last night so I haven’t talked to customers about it today, but I’m sure everyone is thrilled.”


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February 28, 2011 at 12:00 am