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My high school friend Kurt Kuenne continues to rack up the deserved kudos. Here's a message from him regarding recent acclaim for his new film, "Shuffle." You'll want to check this flick out when it comes to a theater near you. Congrats, Kurt!
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM Subject:
"Shuffle" wins Audience Award in Sedona, New Visions Award at Cinequest
-- screens next in NJ, Cleveland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Vail, Brussels...
here; hope you've been having a fabulous March! Just wanted to give
you the latest news with "Shuffle", along with its upcoming screening
times for those local to the festivals playing it. Here we go:
"Shuffle" tied for the Audience Award at
the Sedona International Film Festival in late February, where it sold
out two shows and a third was added by popular demand. It then won the New Visions Award (best
film in its category, New Visions) at Cinequest in San Jose, where it
had 4 screenings scheduled and a 5th was added on the last day. Photos
from our recent events can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/shufflethemovie/photos
It next screens tomorrow night (Friday) at:
The Garden State Film Festival -- Opening Night Film!
I will be in attendance with actor/producer Chris Stone and Exec. Producer Brennan W. Penney.
The next morning I'm off to the Cleveland International Film Festival, where the kind folks there are honoring me with a "Director's Spotlight Award" and
doing a retrospective of my work around "Shuffle", which is a huge
honor. This is only the 7th time they've given this award and previous
recipients include the esteemed filmmakers John Sayles, Todd Solondz and
Frieda Lee Mock, so it's a very big deal for me. :) Their page about
the award is here: http://www.clevelandfilm.org/festival/special-programs/directors-spotlight
The films of mine they're showing are:
"Shuffle" -- Saturday 3/24 at 6 PM, Monday 3/26 at 4:30 PM
"Dear Zachary: a letter to a son about his father" -- Saturday 3/24 at 3:30 PM, Sunday 3/25 at 11:40 AM
"Drive-In Movie Memories" (preceded by my shorts "Rent-A-Person", "Validation", "Slow" and "The Phone Book") -- Saturday, 3/24 at 11:30 AM, Sunday 3/25 at 6:40 PM
"Scrapbook" -- Sunday, 3/25 at 3:40 PM, Monday 3/26 at 6:20 PM
I will be in attendance at all showings, which will be at: