February 12, 2008
Within a few hours, the SXSW Film Festival should have announced their short film lineup, so I'm guessing it's okay to mention that A Catalog Of Anticipations is going to be included in it. It's great to finally have a film there again - and a relief, too, because I doubt I'd have been able to afford to attend otherwise.
But that's not for another month. More immediately pressing is the North American Premiere of the entire Catalog triptych, in the form it was originally conceived as. This screening will be occurring next Monday, February 18th, at the Brooklyn Independent Cinema Series. It's included in a program entitled 'The Best Short Films Of The 21st Century,' curated by Mr. Michael Tully. I've seen all but one of the other works he's selected for the evening, and I truly mean it when I say that it's an honor to be counted amongst them. If I wasn't shooting this movie (and broke), I'd fly to New York just to see Weekend again.
The full triptych will then be appearing at other festivals in the coming months, which does my weary heart good. I'm glad that people above the equator line are responding to it. Meanwhile Part II will continue to make the rounds on its own. It played last weekend at the Dam Short Film Festival, and will be screening next week at the Mid Valley Video Festival, with a few more lined up after that...
I hope St. Nick does as well this time next year. Actually, is it okay if I say I hope it does better?
Posted by David Lowery at February 12, 2008 12:00 AM
congratulations! it is truly a gorgeous film... was my classroom its first public screening? i hope my students knew how lucky they were to see it. i think they did know. i loved their reactions! thanks again for doing that for them... you think it's appropriate for 2nd graders?
hope all is well with st.nick!
Posted by: valerie at February 12, 2008 4:41 PM
Yeah, that was the first public screening! I think it's probably appropriate for 2nd graders, so if you want to have a follow-up this spring, I'd be happy to come back. I loved being there.
Posted by: Ghostboy at February 12, 2008 9:16 PM
man, i'm so psyched that this is going to be the official--well, first officially unofficial--North American premiere of the triptych! i'll be sure to give you a full report on the night. maybe we can call you up for a post-screening Q&A, like Danielle did with AJ last week...
Posted by: tully at February 12, 2008 10:53 PM
glad to know that LITTLE BOY is finally getting to play alongside CATALOG in a festival...i'm flying up to the mid valley to check it out...will let you know how it goes!!!
Posted by: frank at February 13, 2008 1:27 PM
awesome. best of luck
Posted by: Lucas McNelly at February 15, 2008 8:54 AM