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]]>
SATURDAY, OCT 24th @ 9:00 PM / LANDMARK CLAY THEATER
“SORRY, THANKS” tickets are on sale HERE. And you can read more about the full CINEMA BY THE BAY line-up HERE.
And on Sunday, 6000 miles or so to the right: “SORRY, THANKS” will have its international premiere in Granada, Spain, at the FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE JÓVENES REALIZADORES DE GRANADA (International Young Filmmakers Festival of Granada). Of course, we can’t wait! We’ll both be at the festival, along with actress Kenya Miles, who’s rushing over from birthday travels in London for the screening (happy birthday, Kenya!). Details:
SUNDAY (Domingo, we’re no dummies), OCT 25th (25 de Octubre!), @ 8:30 PM / TEATRO ISABEL LA CATHÓLICA
Live in Spain, perchance? Info on how to buy tickets HERE.
If you’re in northern CA or southern Spain, we hope to see you there! Bonus points for people who magically manage both.
GRACIAS por todo!
— Dia & Lauren]]>
Two shows, this week: Sunday (Oct. 11th) at 9:00, and Monday (Oct 12th) at 9:30. Tickets HERE!
Maybe we’ll see you there? Come say hi.
– Dia (& Lauren)]]>
And we were lucky enough to have Kenya (lead actress extraordinaire!)—not to mention Kenya’s family, who came up from D.C.—out from San Francisco, and with us for the screening and Q&A, as well as the hilarious, bespectacled Moshe Kasher (”Andrew” in the film, not to be confused with Andrew Bujalski, who plays “Mason,” also hilarious and bespectacled).
If you were in the BAM audience and liked the film, please declare yourself “a fan” by joining Sorry, Thanks on Facebook! Or sign up for our mailing list (on our homepage)—we’ll notify you only of cool things. Like Sorry, Thanks screenings elsewhere in the country (tell your out-of-state friends!), upcoming bonus footage (we have a little Sorry, Thanks comedy short that we’ll set free sometime soon—kind of like a little rascal cousin to the film proper), etc.
And BAMcinemaFEST continues until July 2nd! If you live in NYC, we really encourage you to check it out and support the dedicated filmmakers whose work is included in this incredible line-up. 2009 is the inaugural festival, and it’s already pretty darn amazing. Can’t wait for BAMcinemaFEST 2010!
Thanks again Brooklyn & BAM!
New York audiences are the best. We’re not just saying that because we live here.
—DIA & LAUREN]]>
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]]>
And SXSW generated our first batch of reviews—great stuff! Check out the kind words & coverage …
Next up: Sorry, Thanks will be playing at the Sarasota Film Festival next week (April 1st & April 2nd), and at the Nashville Film Festival in mid-April. Keep checking this space for more festival updates!
—DIA & LAUREN]]>
This year the full festival runs from March 13 — March 22. Please check back on our site for Sorry, Thanks screening dates/times (we’ll have more info up on February 13), and you can read about the full SXSW 2009 line-up at Indiewire: “SXSW Unveils ‘09 Line-Up” or at SXSW.com.
So, slightly belatedly, a big update: Dia was awarded the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant for Sorry, Thanks, at IFP’s Independent Film Week, here in New York. Needless to say, the grant is not only an incredible help towards finishing the film, but an enormous honor. We are thrilled and humbled. Adrienne Shelly was a supremely talented writer/director/actress (and damn funny)—everyone who’s seen her celebrated Waitress knows as much. But she was also (as evidenced amply by the friends who continue to work in tribute to her memory) a singularly beloved, fiercely determined creative spirit. For the past two years, the Adrienne Shelly Foundation has been a key support to female independent filmmakers who are hard at work rallying to get their own stories up on the big screen. The director’s grant is tremendously important: not only because it acknowledges that female directors are up against a glass ceiling, but because it’s a step towards shattering said ceiling.
Here’s Dia with Andy Ostroy (Adrienne Shelly’s husband), at the IFP awards ceremony on September 18th:
And congratulations to our friends from the IFP Narrative Rough Cut Lab (which Sorry, Thanks took part in back in June)—Joseph Cashiola, Nathan Duncan, and Jeff Harms—who won the IFP Finishing Funds Grant for their film A Thing as Big as the Ocean (yeah!). You can read the full Indiewire article, with a wrap-up on Independent Film Week and more info on all the IFP awards here: “Dispatch from New York.”]]>