After the Little Rock Film Festival, there really is only NYC. This week three great films from the 2011 LRFF made their New York premieres.
The Last Mountain, winner of the 10,000$ LRFF Oxford American Best Southern Film Award, openend theatrically at The Sunshine Cinema on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Hopefully the theatrical run will lead to an Oscar Nomination.
DAMN! the honest behind the scenes story of Jimmy “The Rent is Too Damn High” McMillan who ran for governor of New York, sold out its screenings at the Brooklyn Film Festival this weekend, much as it did twice in Little Rock. Jimmy McMillan was in rare form, and if you were at the Clinton School screenings last week in Little Rock, you know what I am talking about.
Finally, I was super excited to be a guest of Matt D’Elia at the Gen Art Film Fesival on Monday Night. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of this guy, and think he is somebody serious to watch. Gen Art picks just seven films to screen over one week. The tagline for the fest is 7 Premieres 7 Parties. I am a bit biased and think our Riverboat Cruise is a little more fun, but we had a great time with Matt and producer Julian King at the after party at Avenue on 18th street, following a packed and enthusiastic screening in Chelsea. Matt and Julian were going strong when I left about 2am. Here are some pics from the night.
Next up for American Animal will probably be Berlin or Venice. The guys should be a hit there. Congratulations all three of these films, lots of news coming soon on other 2011 LRFF Alum.