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Duchovny films movie in New Canaan

Updated 3:12 pm, Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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  • David Duchovny, star of the film "After the Fall," on set in New Canaan Monday, Nov. 19. Photo by Jeanna Petersen Shepard Photo: Freelance Photo
    David Duchovny, star of the film "After the Fall," on set in New Canaan Monday, Nov. 19. Photo by Jeanna Petersen Shepard Photo: Freelance Photo

 

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Part of Main Street was transformed into a movie set Monday afternoon for the filming of the upcoming movie "After the Fall" starring David Duchovny.

Set designers prepared the Toy Chest and Baskin-Robbins for the scene.

The film will be a drama based on the story of a 13-year-old Greenwich girl who died of rabies in 1995 after being bitten by a bat.

"After the unexpected death of their daughter, a couple work to build a state of the art children's hospital where families are welcomed into the healing process," the film's imdb.com's profile reads.

The girl, Maria Fareri, was a third-grader at Central Middle School in Greenwich when she became the first person to die of rabies in the state of Connecticut since 1932. Fareri was admitted to the Westchester County Medical Center on Sept. 25, 1995, and died 10 days later, on Oct. 3, according to an Oct. 5, 1995, article in The New York Times.

Once a person has demonstrated symptoms of rabies, it is too late for treatment, and death is certain, the article said.

"My tragedy as a physician is, she comes in, and I can't do a thing for her," a pediatric neurologist at the hospital, Dr. Tony Wolff, is quoted as saying in the article.

Shooting for the film in New Canaan was delayed because of Hurricane Sandy, according to Town Administrator Tom Stadler.

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