Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Guest of Cindy Sherman is running for a fourth week (until at least April 24th) at Village Cinema in Manhattan. If you live in New York [or have an uncle or ex-girlfriend who you’d like to visit], come out and see the film.
Good ole word of mouth is the backbone to the film’s success, so please keep talking, and we'll keep playing.
Screening Times:
1:00p 3:00p 5:00p 7:00p 9:00p
Click here to buy tickets.

If you want to check out some cool blogs [that just so happened to write about the film], we’re digging on WFMU's Beware of the Blog , Hollywood and Fine & Cole Smithey.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

About time for an update……

Yes, it’s true-- we’ve neglected to update you for two months. But the Guest of Cindy Sherman team is here to repent with some truly exhilarating news, the first of which is the new poster design above. Tell us what you think. And onto the news….

Theatrical Release! The film is scheduled to open in New York at Cinema Village on March 27th, 2009 (for at least a one week run), and at the Sante Fe Film Center.

Film Festivals! We’re in the Bermuda Film Festival (March 20-28, 2009). We’re screening at Hot Docs (Doc Soup) on March 11th, and Paul and Tom will be there for the screenings and Q & As.

Press! We’ve gotten some great press, both in USA Today & in Entertainment Weekly —so check out these links.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Blogging - Playing Catch Up 2009

Filmlike Films, Paul H-O & 'The Vixen' Sam would like to wish you a very Happy New Year. We hope you know how much we appreciate your blessings upon us in '08, and in some cases, scorn. We can't stop talking about Guest of Cindy Sherman because we have to keep pushing the damned thing along whether we want to or not.

GoCS has been included in several "best of" lists in the film critic wrap-ups. Here's a link to an IFC Film News article by Aaron Hillis

CORRECTION: An earlier posting mis-credited Aaron Hillis. He wrote for Premiere, and never called us "Shambolic" (that was Michelle Orange for the Village Voice).

2009. We're heading to Sweden for good weather and ample sunshine at the Goteborg Film Festival (SWE) . After that, we're off to Missoula, Montana for the Big Sky Film Festival, and then to Sabastapol, California for the Sebastapol Film Festival.
Where we've been, and where we are going:

2008 Tribeca Film Festival (Premiere) (US)

2008 Provincetown International Film Festival (US)

2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival (US)

2008 Downtown Los Angeles Film Festival (US)

2008 Woodstock International Film Festival US)

2008 Mill Valley International Film Festival (US)

2008 Cucalorus Film Festival (US)

2008 Starz Denver International Film Festival (US)

2008 St. Louis International Film Festival (US)

2008 Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque Special Screening (US)

2008 Berks Movie Madness Film Festival (US)

2008 Ojai Film Festival (US)

2008 Dallas Video Festival (US)

2008 Strasbourg International Film Festival (FRA)

2008 International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film (GER)

2008 Corona Cork Film Festival (IRE)

2008 Bergen International Film Festival (US)

2008 Santa Fe Film Festival (US)

2009 Goteborg International Film Festival (SWE)

2009 Big Sky Film Festival (US)

2009 Sebastapol Film Festival (US)

Best Wishes, Peace & Good Luck,

H-O & GoCS

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

DOK Leipzig

Now to the DOK Leipzig. All docs and animation. It's a festival devoted to documentaries and animation so it's got, well, documentaries which favors war, poverty, health challenges, plagues, and then although animation is very sophisticated, it still has a cartoon quality. Then there is us, GoCS, here to add some relief to the shattering news and pathos documentaries favor. We're a kind of tropic island with a cold Corona. So I felt really good about how well things went for us. Two packed houses out of three. Dok is a really well organized and focused film festival that drew thousands of moviegoers, and a surprising amount of 20-30 somethings. Another positive is the town of Leipzig, which is small and modern with enough historic flavor to keep things gemultlikeit*. I would definitely encourage documentary and animation lovers to make the trek to DOK Leipzig.
Report from Paul

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sell out shows at Woodstock FF, Mill Valley FF, and Oddball Films SF!

Anura, Chris, Tom, and the rest of the GoCS mob had a good time at the Woodstock Film Festival. We had two screenings, and we sold out our second screening, which seems to be a pattern. We want to send out a special thanks to Meira Blaustein (the festival director), Laurent Rejto (Co-founder, director) Nikki Goldbeck (Ceres Press Deputy Director), and Gabriel Meyers (Assistant Press). I want to thank everyone at the festival for making everyone feel so welcome. It was really a great film festival. Special shoutout to WDST Radio (wdst.com) for the superlove interview.

I LEFT WOODSTOCK SATURDAY NIGHT and shot off to JFK for the Mill Valley FF in California without stopping or sleep. Mill Valley is such a beautiful town, nestled in the redwoods above San Francisco so heavenly it's where rock stars go to die. We had two screenings; the first screening at 9:45 on a Monday night was less than capacity, but the Saturday night show sold out. I was taken back when I found out the huge old Throckmorton Theater didn't have seats. They had about 300 plastic folding chairs. Maybe they should have rented beach chairs? The SOLD OUT title is somewhat erroneous but only because that is what the MVFF website stated, that only RUSH seats were available. There wasn't a Rush line so they lost some tic sales. But our show pattern persists; we open slow, usually with a bad timeslot, and close with a full house once the word goes out GoCS is funny. Since I grew up in the Bay Area, Mill Valley is a place where a lot of old friends could come and see the film. That made it a special moment, to go home with a film that the old gang can see and get a good buzz afterword. Though I chide MVFF over the weird stuff, the audience was really cool and even clapped during the film in parts and gave good questions and comments for the Q and A. I came away feeling terrific about the the warmly smart audience.

On Friday night we also had a private screening at Stephen Parr’s Oddball Films. It was also a full house (okay, there were three empty seats at the very front), but I have to say this is one of the screenings closest to my heart because last year we had a test screening of GoCS, and a live telephone feed Q & A after the screening. That screening in particular was a huge help in audience feedback, thus improving our final cut. I’ve been connected with Oddball films since the early 90s when we did GalleryBeat, and they provided us with a lot of free stock just because Stephen has always been a big supporter of every crazy scheme I’ve ever pushed in public. Oddball Films is an incredible resource for real stock film footage. If you need film stock for your production, check out Oddball Films.

Photos - top> Artist Dale Hoyt and Exploratorium's Beau Takahara. next> Stephen Parr. next> Mill Valley. bottom> Tom Donahue and me in Woodstock.
Posted by Paul