Archive for June, 2009

WE LOVE NEW YORK! Sold-out NY Premiere at BAM!

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Sorry, Thanks made its NY premiere at BAMcinemaFEST last night, to a packed house! Thank you to everyone who turned out—we were blown away by the audience energy and response.

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!

Exhibit A: Who wouldnt love this audience? Just look at those faces!

Exhibit A: Who wouldn't love this audience? Just look at those faces!

Thanks again Brooklyn & BAM!

New York audiences are the best. We’re not just saying that because we live here.

—DIA & LAUREN

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