Obit is highlighted in The Washington Post.
“Obit,” Vanessa Gould’s lively documentary about the New York Times’s obituary section — which unfortunately doesn’t have a wide release date — is a timely look at, as obituarist Margalit Fox puts it in the film, “the precise point at which [a person] becomes history.”
Art Group 705‘s “Earworm“, a short film collaboration between Talgat Berikov, Assol Abdullina and Josh Wick, will premiere at the Olgon-Horhon Film Festival* in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, this Saturday.
‘Is it possible to make independent, experimental films without a budget, having just a video camera, a tripod and a microphone? What will come of it?
Is it possible to organize an independent film festival? Is it enough to have like-minded friends to make a “quality” film? Do we need “quality” films?
We are going to discuss these questions and more and are going to watch several films shot specifically for the festival.’
The festival will take place Saturday, November 19, at Art Group 705, Bokonbaeva 705 149 (crosses Isanova), 18:00
*This project is supported by The Arts Collaboratory, DOEN Foundation and the “Soros-Kyrgyzstan”
Good news! OBIT has been acquired by Kino Lorber for US distribution in early 2017. Stay tuned!
And thanks to our October festivals, theaters & film societies: Philadelphia Film Society, New Hampshire Film Festival, Pickford Film Center, Tacoma Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Brattle Theatre, Calgary International Film Festival and Milwaukee Film!
“If you think obituary writing sounds morbid, prepare to be blown away by this funny, moving, and downright lively exploration of one of journalism’s least appreciated art forms.”
Philadelphia: OBIT will be at the Ritz Five as part of the Philadelphia Film Festival tonight (October 27 @7pm) and Sunday (October 30 @ 4:30pm) – join us! Special guests on Sunday!
Out of My hand will have it’s first screening in Africa 6:30PM, October 4th at the Goethe Institute Ghana.
映画「Out of My Hand」のアフリカ初上映が10月4日にガーナで決定しました！詳細なスケジュールは上記英文でご確認ください。
Come find us! More announcements and news coming soon!
Thank you Holy Trinity Church and John Beddingfield for a wonderful evening as we screened Francis of Brooklyn at the church’s neighborhood center fundraiser on the eve of The Feast of Saint Francis and Blessing of the Animals.
The Holy Trinity Neighborhood Center serves our hungry, homeless, and less fortunate neighbors through direct outreach and interactions on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.
For more information, to donate or learn how to get involved, follow the link below.
FRANCIS OF BROOKLYN headlines a fundraiser* for The Church of The Holy Trinity‘s Neighborhood Center Saturday, October 1, 2016, starting at 6PM, at Draesel Hall at The Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 E 88th St, NY, NY 10128.
All are welcome to join us. The event is free to the public. The Neighborhood Center serves our hungry, homeless, and less fortunate neighbors through direct outreach and interactions on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.
*Donations are accepted, including ‘a gently used winter coat, $$, or your presence’.
FRANCIS OF BROOKLYN: In an update of the St. Francis story, a traumatized veteran’s vision of Jesus leads him to renounce everything he owns and join a fraternity of oddball eccentrics in gospel poverty and homelessness on the streets of Brooklyn
Big Sky country! Our fall calendar begins in Missoula with a special event screening at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. One week from today + with director Vanessa Gould in person. Co-sponsored by the Montana Book Festival.
Info ➝ http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/film-series/films/obit
“A warm, insightful and perfectly human film” – STUFF NZ
OBIT starts its FALL FESTIVAL TOUR on SEPT 21!
We’ll be announcing more dates in the weeks ahead – info & links at www.obitdoc.com