This Thursday is your chance to see 5-time Tribeca sell-out OBIT at Nitehawk Cinema (link). Director Vanessa Gould and special guest in attendance for a Q&A.
Credit Green Fuse Films
In this piece, New York Times reporter Margalit Fox, explains how a feature-length documentary about The Times’s obituaries desk came to be.
“[Director Vanessa Gould’s] concerns as a documentarian center on the life of the mind, the making of art and the painstaking process by which the two can be combined. “
“Obituary writers traffic in the macabre, but Vanessa Gould’s charming documentary about The New York Times’ scribes proves they are far more than their downbeat reputations imply.” – The Huffington Post
TWO MORE DAYS until Obit hits the big screen at Tribeca. There are a few tickets left → http://buff.ly/1SNJ8Vq
“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
OFFICIAL SELECTION / SAN FRANCISCO INDIEFEST
ROXIE THEATER, SAN FRANCISCO
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)
This is just the start. Available territories are planned to be expanded later upon either on another platform or with Netflix.
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.
‘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.’
The theatrical screening in NY and LA will end this week while the screening tour will go on until mid December. We would really like it if you could catch it on screen and spread the word. Please check out the updated screening info below.
11/13-19 New York – IFC Center
11/13-17 New York – ImagiNation RAW Space
11/13-19 Los Angels – Downtown Independent
11/19-21 New York – Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
11/20+21 Detroit – N’Namidi Center For Contemporary Art
One-time screening dates:
11/22 Montgomery, AL – Pure Art Literary Cafe
11/24 Seattle, WA – Ark Lodge Cinema
12/01 Calabash, NC – South Brunswick Islands Center
12/03 Houston, TX – Houston Museum of African American Culture
12/06 Boston, MA – Museum of Fine Art Boston
12/08 Washington, DC – Anacostina Arts Center presented by Parallel Film Collective
12/12 Greensboro, NC – The Artist Bloc
Ticket info and details of all the screenings are available on websites of ARRAY and “Out of My Hand“.