The great news marks another high point in the award-winning film's superb US festival tour, which continues this weekend with a screening at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (MNFF), on Saturday, August 29 at 1:30pm. Get tickets. Other upcoming announced screenings include the Big Eddy Film Festival, on Saturday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m; the Milwaukee Film Festival (screening on Saturday, September 26, Tuesday 29, and Sunday October 4); and at Louisville IF Film Festival, which runs October 1-3.
But the undeniable highlight of this week - and perhaps the film's festival tour so far - has been its incredible reception at its Asian festival premiere at South Korea's EBS Documentary Festival (EIDF) and a broadcast on the EBS channel. Co-directors Aaron Wickenden and Dan Rybicky are in S. Korea now, with a final screening on Sunday, September 30 to come, and they are having an amazing time, and drawing a great response.
See some highlights of their highly anticipated trip detailed below, including an interview with the Korea Herald in which Aaron Wickenden states: “One of the key things about (Kartemquin’s) style of filmmaking is that it’s not looking for specific answers to questions, but ... to give the audience room to ask themselves these things. The way those (questions) ripple through people’s lives ... can have more of an impact than if you give answers.”
For your consideration... our Korean-dubbed trailer. With thanks to Google translate, and apologies to Koreans. https://t.co/5I2QQjwy3q
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Film festival highlights rise of 'creative documentaries'. Full article from the The Korea Herald here: http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20150827000995
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