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“SORRY, THANKS” makes IndieWIRE’s Annual Critics Survey! “Best First Feature” and “Best Undistributed Film”

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

Great end to a great 2009! In IndieWIRE’s Annual Critics Survey 2009, Los Angeles Times critic Mark Olsen names “SORRY, THANKS” his pick for “Best First Feature”, as well as his #2 pick for “Best Undistributed Film.” And three more critics in the round-up (Karina Longworth, Aaron Dobbs, and Paste Magazine chief film critic Robert Davis) all named “SORRY, THANKS” among their top five “Best Undistributed Films” of the year as well. You can check out the full IndieWIRE critics’ tally HERE.

Stay tuned for more from “SORRY, THANKS” in 2010, including: DVDs, behind-the-scenes extras, an ornery comedy short featuring Wiley, Andrew, and … chocolate Magic Shell (enough said). Please check back here for “SORRY, THANKS” news, or (much more efficient!) sign-up for our mailing list (on the homepage) to automatically receive all future riveting updates.

Happy New Year!

—DIA & LAUREN

Dia nominated for a 2010 INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARD!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Exciting news! Nominations for the 25th annual Independent Spirit Awards were announced today, and Dia was nominated for the prestigious Piaget Producer’s Award for her work on Beeswax (written & directed by Sorry, Thanks’s own beloved Andrew Bujalski) and Nights and Weekends! Here’s Indiewire’s full coverage: “Spirit Awards: the Nominees.” The Spirit Awards will take place Friday, March 5th!

NY PREMIERE at BAMcinemaFEST on JUNE 24th!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

We’re excited to announce that Sorry, Thanks will make its New York Premiere here in Brooklyn at (the incomparable) BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), as part of their first ever annual BAMcinemaFEST! (”A new film festival, Brooklyn-style.”) The full festival runs June 17 — July 2 and looks, frankly, amazing: retrospectives, hilariously inventive theme-movie marathons (”Before They Were Scientologists,” anyone?), outdoor screenings, shorts, and the “New Films” line-up (yours truly can be found here), which includes some of the most talked about films on the festival circuit this year.

Here’s IndieWIRE on the BAMcinemaFEST slate: “New 16-Day BAMcinemaFEST offering 14 New York Premieres.”

Sorry, Thanks is playing on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24th at 9:30 PM—mark your calendars! There will be a Q&A with Dia & co. following the screening (we promise staggering “behind the scenes” revelations, or at least very good grammar). Tickets are on sale now through the BAMcinemaFEST site, HERE.

If you’re a Brooklyn/NYC friend you have very possibly received an invite from us on this very subject. Or more than one, via multiple e-mediums, which does beg the question: how many invites do friends have to receive in a single week before they can in good conscience de-friend us?

We’re pretty sure the answer is that that number is incalculable, boundless. Like friendship.

Not deluged with Sorry, Thanks alerts? Wishing you were!? Easily remedied! Sign up for our mailing list, on our homepage (just kidding about deluge! we email very sparingly, unless you know us personally, in which case, yes, it is just merciless).

In other news: it’s been a very busy couple months post-SXSW. Since March, Sorry, Thanks has played at the Sarasota Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, and the Berkshire International Film Festival. All were amazing screenings with warm, receptive crowds. Next week (Friday, June 12th) we’ll be playing at the fast-expanding and much raved about deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City, OK. Tickets to Sorry, Thanks at deadCENTER are on sale HERE.

If you’re a New Yorker, we hope we’ll see you at BAM on the 24th …

And more summer festival updates coming soon! Check back.

—DIA & LAUREN

JEN WINS WOODSTOCK EDITING AWARD!

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Jennifer Lilly, our incomparable Sorry, Thanks editor, received the Woodstock Film Festival’s James Lyons Editing Award at the 2008 WFF in October, for her work on this year’s acclaimed film Were The World Mine. I was at Woodstock with Nights and Weekends and when the award was announced (Jen wasn’t there), I almost bum rushed the stage to expound upon her total awesomeness, before I remembered my terror of speaking in public. The film’s director and co-writer, Tom Gustafson and Cory James Krueckeberg, were some of the esteemed early screeners of Sorry, Thanks, and if you want to throw a fun screening party: invite the makers of a gay musical fantasy based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to watch a very rough cut of your sparse, talky indie film. A meeting of minds! (they gave us incredible notes, actually.) We love ‘em and wish the World for them.

Here’s a link to the Indiewire article: “Dispatch from New York/Woodstock: A True American Maverick Among Fest.” And the press release, with the full list of winners: Woodstock Film Festival Maverick Awards.

Congratulations to Jen!

—DIA