Posts Tagged ‘south by southwest’

Kings County Cinema Society Unveils New Short Films

Posted 03 Jun 2011 — by Ezra Stead
Category Film Industry News, Film Reviews, Movies I Got

By Ezra Stead

Jesus Comes To Town was the opening film of the Kings County Cinema Society's latest screening.

Last Friday I attended a strange and exciting event within walking distance of my apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; Kings County Cinema Society presented a showcase of short films made by filmmakers from Brooklyn and beyond, including several New York and Brooklyn premieres, at Littlefield NYC, a performance and art space with a well-stocked bar and a good-sized screening room. As is to be expected in a sort of punk rock/hipster gallery, seating for the show was folding chairs, which made the viewing experience a bit less than comfortable after a while, but the films were mostly quite good, and in addition to the usual popcorn and peanuts, there were delicious peanut butter chocolate chip cookies on hand at the bar, free of charge. I helped myself to one of these and a bottle of beer and settled in for an evening of mostly comedic shorts from the borough that is now my second home (Minneapolis will always be my first).  Read More

Turkey Bowl – South By Southwest Sensation Gets Distribution

Posted 10 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News

By Rachel MenendezTurkey Bowl, one of the hits of the March South By Southwest festival has scored a distribution deal with Tribeca Films and will be hitting screens this summer.


“Turkey Bowl”, one of the hits of the March South By Southwest festival has scored a distribution deal with Tribeca Films and will be hitting screens this summer.

Tribeca Films announced May 9, that it had gained the US and Canada distribution rights for “Turkey Bowl” – a quirky comedy directed by Kyle Smith who displayed one of the most impressive breakout debuts at the South By Southwest fest.

The comedy, which unfolds in real time is set in Los Angeles and centers on Jon (Jon Schmidt) who gathers 10 friends together every summer to play the Turkey Bowl – bringing a taste of his small hometown to the urban expanse – for the illustrious prize of a…turkey.

Over the course of the Turkey Bowl friendships flare and fizzle, jealousy is met with both laughter and pain, and old and unrequited love threatens to remain old and unrequited. The movie follows the nuances and grooves that mark our closest friendships and the crevices that sometimes unhinge them with warmth, precision and a lot of laughs along the way. Read More