OBIT at the Tribeca Film Festival!

Tribeca-Film-Festival-poster-618x400OBIT will have its world premiere April 17th at the Tribeca Film Festival!

“Within the storied walls of The New York Times, a team of writers is entrusted with reflecting upon the lives of luminaries, icons, and world leaders of our day. Often hours before newspaper hits doorstep—and the world’s eyes devour words marking the end of a momentous life–endless detail is gathered and impossible choices must be made.”

TICKETS NOW ON SALE! → http://bit.ly/Obit-TFF

 

“Wendell and the Lemon” Official Selection of SF IndieFest 2016

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OFFICIAL SELECTION / SAN FRANCISCO INDIEFEST
ROXIE THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO

We are proud to announce “Wendell and the Lemon” is an Official Selection at the San Francisco IndieFest 2016!

The film, nominated for Best Narrative Feature, screens at the ROXIE, San Francisco’s oldest continually operating theater:

SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 7:00 PM & THURSDAY, FEB 25, 9:15 PM.

“Lawrence Krauser’s Slamdance hit Wendall and the Lemon is unlike any film you have encountered and based on the directors novel Lemon, the first novel to be published by McSweeney’s Books. Recovering from a recent break-up, our zesty protagonist Wendell (Todd D’Amour) finds a lonely lemon on the street that quickly upends his entire life. Soon they are going on dates, long walks and snuggling in bed. Unable to separate himself from his citrus companion, he struggles with his co-workers unease and the realization that his beloved is beginning to decay.”
-Jennifer Junkyard Morris (SF IndieFest)

“Out of My Hand” Nominated for John Cassavetes Spirit Award

Takeshi Fukunaga, Ava DuVernay and Donari Braxton of "Out of My Hand"

imperfectfilms co-production, “Out of My Hand“, is nominated for a John Cassavetes Spirit Award, given to the writer, director and producer(s) of a feature made for under $500,000! The nomination specifically recognizes the talents of writer/ director Takeshi Fukunaga, writer/ producer Donari Braxton and producer Mike Fox.

“I’m speechless… This is just incredible,” wrote director Takeshi Fukunaga. “I’m happy and proud to be able to celebrate this news with everybody who’s taken part in this film.”

“Out of My Hand” is distributed by Ava DuVernay’s (“Selma”) ARRAY.

http://www.spiritawards.com/spiritawardnominee/out-of-my-hand/

 

Devin Haqq Pens “Black Characters Matter” for Huffington Post

Leslie Odom Jr., from left, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Christopher Jackson appear at the curtain call following the opening night performance of "Hamilton" at the Richard Rodgers Theatre on Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Director Devin E. Haqq (“Ambition’s Debt“) has written an illuminating article for Huffington Post on the subject of minority representation in contemporary film, “Black Characters Matter“:

‘By re-imagining the bodies and voices of these historical white figures as people of color, Miranda sends the message to all viewers, both persons of color and white folks, that the story of America belongs to all of us.’

www.huffingtonpost.com/devin-e-haqq/black-characters-matter_b_8639156.html