10.28.2008

"Dear Zachary" opens theatrically this Friday in New York City

If you're in the New York City area, you should check this out.

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Date: Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 3:39 AM
Subject: "Dear Zachary" opens theatrically this Friday in New York City!

Hey everyone,

Kurt here; hope you're having a fantastic end of October. I can't
honestly remember when my last update was sent, but "Dear Zachary" has
been picked up for theatrical and DVD distribution by Oscilloscope
Laboratories and opens theatrically this Friday in New York City at
the Cinema Village! (22 East 12th Street, NYC)

The theatrical roll-out continues the next week, the week after that,
the week after that and so on...cities are still being added, but
here's what I know at present:

"Dear Zachary" opens theatrically...

October 31 -- New York City, the Cinema Village
November 7 -- Los Angeles, Laemmle's Sunset 5 and Chicago, Gene Siskel
Film Center
November 15-17 & 22-24 -- Portland, OR, the Hollywood Theater
November 21 -- Nashville, the Belcourt Theater
November 28 -- Santa Fe, NM, Center for Contemporary Art
December 5 -- San Jose, Camera 3 Cinemas

I'm leaving bright and early to fly to New York where I'm speaking at
a whole bunch of NYC screenings this week, then will be at the evening
shows Friday & Saturday at the Cinema Village to do Q&A with the
audience. I'll also be at the evening shows in Los Angeles on Friday,
November 7th and Saturday, November 8th to do Q&A for anyone
interested. The Bagby's will be at the Camera 3 in San Jose at the
evening shows on Friday, December 5th & Saturday, December 6th.

"Dear Zachary" has continued to play numerous festivals throughout the
year and will continue to do so for the immediate future; I'll keep
the home page at www.dearzachary.com updated with the latest info.
(If you're visiting the home page, check out the amazing new poster by
the very talented artist Evan B. Harris, which has been receiving
raves on the web.) Notably, it won the Audience Award at the Sidewalk
Moving Picture Festival in Birmingham, Alabama in late September and
also played at the Calgary & Edmonton International Film Festivals in
September to fantastic, impassioned reactions from Canadian audiences.
My email box was filled after each screening with people writing to
say how much the film affected them, writing to say they were going to
write Parliament, and in some cases, they had already written
Parliament and attached a copy of their letter. And my letter writing
campaign to Parliament has started to pay off: a Senator from Alberta
came out to see "Dear Zachary" at the Edmonton festival with an
audience of his constituents, who gave it 2 standing ovations. I'm
looking at holding a screening for all members of Parliament sometime
after the first of the year. The film is also about to have its
European Premiere at the end of November at the very prestigious
International Documentary Film Festival of Amsterdam.

If you live in any of the areas where it's playing theatrically,
please come out, see the movie and tell your friends! The better the
movie does in theaters, the higher profile it takes on and the more
its mission will be heard.

I will confirm this in a future email, but last I heard, the
television premiere of "Dear Zachary" on MSNBC was set for the evening
of Sunday, December 7th. Mark your calendars!

Thanks again for helping make this possible and for believing in me
back when it was just me with a stack of videotapes editing in my
apartment!

Off to New York...hope you're all doing great...and I'll keep
pestering y'all with reminders about the theatrical dates as the month
goes on, I apologize in advance if you get sick of me this month. :)

All the best,
Kurt

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