12.03.2008

Fwd: "Dear Zachary" premieres Sunday on MSNBC/opens Fri in San Jose

Two updates on "Dear Zachary," which I saw in LA last month: 1) it
airs on MSNBC this Sunday, and 2) it opens in San Jose theaters this
Friday. For those of you in the Bay Area, you get a special treat:
not only will Kurt himself be there for a few of the screenings, but
so will Kate and David Bagby, the heroes of the movie. Please go see
this!

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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00 PM
Subject: "Dear Zachary" premieres Sunday on MSNBC/opens Fri in San Jose

Hi Everyone,

Our big North American Television Premiere is finally upon us. "Dear
Zachary" premieres on cable this weekend...
Sunday night, December 7th at 9 PM (all time zones) on MSNBC. (See
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036750/ for details.)
It will be re-broadcast that same evening again at midnight. This TV
version is just slightly trimmed down from the theatrical version (I
did all the editing personally and am very happy with the TV version)
in order to fit a 2 hour time slot with 31 minutes of commercials (9
commercial breaks). The Today Show (on NBC) will be running a 2
minute segment from the film sometime on their Sunday morning show
that same day.

In the meantime, we're continuing to play theaters and open Friday for
a week-long engagement in my (and Andrew's) hometown of San Jose. If
you're in the Bay Area, please come out to see the film in the
theater! I'll be there this weekend and would love to see y'all:

Opens Friday, December 5th in San Jose at Camera 3 Cinemas
288 S. Second Street (corner of 2nd & San Carlos)
www.cameracinemas.com

Showtimes:
(I'll be speaking at the 6:50 PM and 9:20 PM shows on Friday, and ALL
shows on Saturday; Kate & David Bagby will join me Saturday at the
6:50 and 9:20 shows)
Fri: 4:20 PM, 6:50 PM, 9:20 PM
Sat: 1:45 PM, 4:20 PM, 6:50 PM, 9:20 PM
Sun: 4:20 PM, 6:50 PM
Mon-Thu: 6:50 PM

Tickets available at:
http://www.cameracinemas.com/cgi-bin/movies.cgi?cmd=dm&m=14-35-07-10-24-2008-4848

Meanwhile, we're continuing our 5th straight week of theatrical play
in New York City at:
Cinema Village
22 E. 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
www.cinemavillage.com

Showing twice daily through Thursday at 1:10 PM & 7:30 PM
(It closes after Thursday night...but it was a darn good run.)

Future theatrical openings presently known:
Santa Fe, NM - Center for Contemporary Art - opens January 2nd
Chicago - Gene Siskel Film Center - return engagement begins January
30th (brought back by popular demand!)

In other news, "Dear Zachary" recently won Best Documentary at the
Orlando Film Festival and the Audience Award at the St. Louis
International Film Festival. Also, the dozens of glowing reviews,
interviews and news items from the past 5 weeks of theatrical play
have at last been added to the website -- check them out at
www.dearzachary.com/press.

Thank you again for all your support. If you're in San Jose, I look
forward to seeing you this weekend, and if you're not, please tune in
to MSNBC at 9 PM Sunday -- and tell your friends!

Happy post-Thanksgiving and all the best,

Kurt

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Cinequest Jury & Audience Award Winner Dear Zachary Opens Theatrically

"One of the best documentaries I have ever seen in my entire life...a
film that will rock you to your core" (Cinematical)

"The most shattering documentary since Capturing the Friedmans" (Marshall Fine)

"By far one of the greatest films I've seen in the last few years. The
movie is phenomenal" (Ain't It Cool News)

"A must-see" (Premiere Magazine)

After an incredible film festival run, Kurt Kuenne's DEAR ZACHARY hits
the Camera 3 Cinemas this weekend with a powerful, emotional event and
special guests.

On November 5, 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered in a parking lot;
the prime suspect, his ex-girlfriend Dr. Shirley Turner, promptly fled
the United States for Canada, where she announced that she was
pregnant with Andrew's child. She named the little boy Zachary.

Filmmaker Kurt Kuenne, Andrew's oldest friend, began making a film for
little Zachary as a way for him to get to know the father he'd never
meet. But when Shirley Turner was released on bail inCanada and was
given custody of Zachary while awaiting extradition to the U.S., the
film's focus shifted to Zachary's grandparents, David & Kathleen
Bagby, and their desperate efforts to win custody of the boy from the
woman they knew had murdered their son.

What happened next, no one ever could have foreseen…

Showtimes:
Friday: 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
Saturday: 1:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:20
Sunday: 1:45, 4:20, 6:50
Mon-Thu: 6:50 only

Camera 3 Cinemas
288 S. Second Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Showtime line: 408-998-3300

Director Kurt Kuenne will do Q&A's after the 6:50 and 9:20 Friday
shows and after every show Saturday.

David and Kate Bagby will do Q&A's after the 6:50 and 9:20 shows
Saturday (with Kurt).

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