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November 28, 2007

Famous Friends

I was going to post a notice about the AFS screening of Ronnie Bronstein's Frownland in Austin this Sunday, but shucks - it's already sold out! And now that, within the past 24 hours, it's been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and been awarded the Best Film Not Playing At A Theater Near You award at The Gothams, I don't doubt that there'll be a standby line stretching down 6th Street from the Alamo Ritz. I'm hoping to squeeze into the back, just to sneak a peek at the 35mm print of the film as it sears its way onto the theater's brand new screen.

On the ISA front, congratulations are due as well to Aaron Katz and Brendan McFadden for Quiet City, and to Craig Zobel and Great World Of Sound, who also scored at the Gothams alongside Ronnie. I was sitting at Whole Foods with James and Yen and Adam, trying to figure out how to best transport 50 feet of dolly track without having to rent a van, when I got a text message from Michael Tully proclaiming the victories. We're still not completely sure how we're going to do it.

Posted by David Lowery at November 28, 2007 1:55 AM


just DO IT, that's how ya do it. geez...

Posted by: tully at November 28, 2007 4:18 AM

so i forgot to mention i saw "Frownland" at 3rff...i think there's a lot of really interesting stuff there, but that first 15 minutes really tests the audience's attention span. it almost lost me, for example, so i can imagine others might not make it to the more rewarding parts.

overall i liked it, though. thanks for the tip

Posted by: Lucas McNelly at November 28, 2007 9:52 PM