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Arlington Heights' Frontier Park becomes John Hughes-style movie set

Arlington Heights' Frontier Park becomes John Hughes-style movie set

When film director John Psathas scouted locations for a 1990s era, teen coming-of-age movie he is shooting this summer, he found Frontier Park in Arlington Heights to be the suburban backdrop he was looking for. An homage to the late filmmaker John Hughes, whose movies were often set in suburban Chicago, Psathas said Frontier's leafy public park, swimming pool and outdoor basketball court provided the perfect backdrop for his film, "Bernadette," a feature length film produced by DePaul University's Project Bluelight. "When I was in high school, I lifeguarded at York Commons Pool in Elmhurst," said Psathas, who is also an assistant professor in the Digital...

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