1.30.2008

"Dear Zachary" a Hit

You may recall my plug last year for my friend Kurt's documentary,
"Dear Zachary." Here's a follow-up note from Kurt after the film was
shown at the Slamdance Film Festival in Utah earlier this month.
Please do consider continuing to support Kurt and tell a friend.

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Hello everyone,

I have just recently returned from the Slamdance Film Festival in
Park City, Utah, where "Dear Zachary" was received with a passionate
enthusiasm that surpassed what I dared hope for going into the
festival. Both screenings were sold out and received sustained
standing ovations, which I'm told is an exceedingly rare event in the
14 year history of Slamdance. Members of the audience flooded Kate &
David Bagby with hugs after the screenings. We received tremendous
reviews, the film industry trade bible Variety named us "the talk of
Slamdance" and the local paper The Park Record named us one of the
most talked about films in all of Park City that week. As a result,
we've had a lot of distributor interest; it's too soon to discuss
details, but things are going very well. In addition, MySpace.com
has been featuring "Dear Zachary" in first position on its film page
for the past 2 weeks, generating an enormous amount of awareness,
feedback and interest in the film.

If you visit the front page of www.dearzachary.com, we've compiled
some of the best press/review quotes about "Dear Zachary" from the
festival, along with links to the articles themselves if you'd like
to read them in their entirety. (Click on the highlighted quote
source at the end of the quote and it will take you to the article.)

Next up, "Dear Zachary" will be playing the documentary competition
at Cinequest in San Jose, my hometown.
Showtimes are:

Saturday, March 1st - 7 PM - Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S. Second Street,
San Jose
Sunday, March 2nd - 6:30 PM - San Jose Repertory Theatre - 101 Paseo
De San Antonio, San Jose (it's actually right across 2nd street from
the Camera 12)
Monday, March 3rd - 4:30 PM -Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S. Second Street,
San Jose

To buy tickets in advance go to:

http://www.cinequest.org/event_view.php?eid=366

(For those interested, my comedy/experimental short film "The Phone
Book" will also be playing at Cinequest in Shorts Program 7 on
Wednesday, March 5th - 9 PM at Camera 12 and Saturday, March 8th - 12
Noon at Camera 12. To buy tickets in advance for the shorts program,
go to http://www.cinequest.org/event_view.php?eid=435)

After Cinequest, "Dear Zachary" will be playing the very prestigious
SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, which runs
March 7-15. Showtimes haven't been posted just yet, but I'll let
everyone know when they are. In the meantime, you can check http://
2008.sxsw.com/film/ for the latest info.

Many more festivals will follow, and I'll let everyone know when
there's news to report - about festivals, distribution, reviews, what
have you.

Thank you again so much to all of you for your support. We couldn't
have done this without you!

Cheers and all the best,
Kurt

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