3.24.2012

Super Shuffle

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!

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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...

Hi Everyone,

Kurt 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!
Friday, March 23rd -- 7 PM
The Paramount Theatre
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

I will be in attendance with actor/producer Chris Stone and Exec. Producer Brennan W. Penney.

Then:

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:

The Cleveland International Film Festival
The Tower City Cinemas
239 West Huron Road
Cleveland, OH 44113

Simultaneously, "Shuffle" will be showing at:

The Atlanta Film Festival
Sunday, March 25th -- 12:30 PM
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30308

Actor Scott Poythress will be in attendance.

Then:

The Phoenix Film Festival
Friday, March 30th - 3:10 PM
Saturday, March 31st - 1:35 PM
Sunday, April 1st - 11:55 AM
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatre
7000 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85054

I will be in attendance at all 3 shows.

Simultaneously, it will be showing at:

The Vail Film Festival
Friday, March 30th - 3:30 PM
The Sebastian Hotel
16 Vail Road
Vail, CO 81657

and

Saturday, March 31st - 5 PM
Cinebistro at Solaris
141 East Meadow Drive
Vail, CO 81657

The following week, we have our INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE at:

The Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film (Belgium)
Friday, April 6th -- 6 PM (18:00 hrs)

More screenings are lined up for April, May and beyond -- will announce them when I can. :)

Hope you have a fabulous rest of March!

All the best,
Kurt

 
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