Obit at Chicago’s DOC10

A very big thank you to our friends at Boulder International Film Festival, Portland Film Festival, Northwest Film Center, and Sedona International Film Festival – so grateful to be part of these extraordinary programs and communities.

And we are very excited to announce Obit‘s next screenings at Chicago’s DOC10,Wisconsin Film Festival, Fargo Film Festival – and this coming Saturday at the very wonderful The Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival!

Obit at Boulder IFF

Encore screening in Portland! Third screening added in Sedona! Three screenings in Boulder with special in-person guests! Boulder International Film Festival, Northwest Film Center and Sedona International Film Festival.


‘Earworm’ Now Streaming

Art Group 705‘s “Earworm” (12 mins, 2016), a short film by Assol Abdullina, Talgat Berikov and Josh Wick, shot on location in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in 24 hours with a budget of $20, is now available to stream!

The film premiered as part of Art Group 705‘s Olgon-Khorkhon Experimental Film Festival 2016.

A foreigner (Wick) comes to town for the first time. One morning he sees, it seems, a parasitic worm in the ear of his sleeping wife (Abdullina). With suspicion and paranoia, he explores the strange, new city. But who is infected, he or the unknown world around him?

Washington Post Obit Article

27-insider-obit-pc-PIC-superJumboObit 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.”

Full article

Short ‘Earworm’ at Olgon-Horhon Film Fest 2016

15078821_10154832175790967_6924907893796568535_nArt 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

Free admission.

*This project is supported by The Arts Collaboratory, DOEN Foundation and the “Soros-Kyrgyzstan”

Obit Acquired by Kino Lorber for US Distribution

screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-7-08-27-pmGood 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!

Obit at Philly Film Fest

“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!