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Chelsea Film Festival, Los Angeles premiere, Asia premiere. Oh my!

Hi all, 

Some really good news to share with everyone in this very short update!

The Book of Ruth has been accepted to the Chelsea Film Festival. This will be our NYC (i.e. Manhattan) premiere, and we’re very excited that it’s in a major, highly acclaimed festival. 

We’re also headed west for our Los Angeles premiere, at the LA Femme International Film Festival.

And if all of that wasn’t exciting enough, we’re headed to the Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival for our Asia premiere!

The festival experience has been great, with a lot of love for the film, and with 15 acceptances already under the belt, we’re still waiting to hear from a lot more festivals. So thank you for being a part of this journey.

As always, all upcoming screening information (many of these screenings are available all throughout the country) can be found here.  If you scroll down you’ll also find an image with upcoming dates.

Shana Tovah, happy fall, and stay safe!


International Premiere at the Vancouver International Film Fest!

It is such an honor and a delight to get to tell y’all that The Book of Ruth will have its international premiere in Vancouver later this month!

VIFF is one of the 5 biggest film festivals in North America and is recognized by the Canadian Screen Awards.

I’m still in disbelief and overjoyed.

The festival moved online due to COVID, but if you have friends and/or family in British Columbia, please let them know! We’d love to share the film with them. For all details click here.

We’ve recently updated our poster. It’s still missing a couple of laurels, but those will come soon with an announcement of their own 🙂

The film is screening in 5 (!) festivals this month, and at least 2 more in October, with additional festivals postponing so they can hold physical events. Details on all upcoming screenings and tickets can be found here.

I’ve been doing a lot of Q&As for the festivals, and got to meet many talented creators. It is extremely bittersweet to meet like this, but kudos to all the festivals. They’re working so hard to make things work and to make sure filmmakers make the most of the experience.

I’ve also spent the last 7 months researching a new feature project and I’m excited to spend the next few months writing it. So stay tuned, stay safe, and Shana Tovah to those who celebrate!


New festivals alert!

I’m beyond excited to announce the The Book of Ruth is an official selection of the Topaz Film Festival by Women in Film Dallas in September, The Breckenridge Film Festival (A USA Today top 20 Film Festival) in September, and the The Joyce Forum Short Film Festival (Part of the San Diego International Jewish Film Festival) in October.

We’re delight to head (virtually!) into these incredible cities and share our movie with the audiences there!

All info about upcoming screenings and tickets can be found on the film’s website.

Can’t wait to see you all!


The Book of Ruth World Premiere details

Our world premiere is tomorrow!

This is both exciting and somewhat trailblazing, as deadCenter is one of the first film festivals to go online due to COVID19!

The premiere will take place on June 11th, at 10AM, followed by a pre-recorded Q&A featuring Becca, myself, and the other filmmakers on our slate. You can see the full slate here.

The film will remain available for ticket holders for the entire duration of the festival (6/21!)

Passes can be purchased here. They’ll give you access to all the festival’s events. That said, tickets to individual events will become available on June 11th, so it is totally possible to only watch our slate.

For all upcoming screenings visit our screenings page. 

Please share with friends and family whom you think might be interested ?


The Book of Ruth – World Premiere and Interviews

Hello all! A quick one this time around.

The Book of Ruth‘s world premiere will take place on June 11th at the deadCenter Film Festival, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 festivals.

The bad news is that it was moved online due to COVID-19, so we don’t get to celebrate in person (which is smart!) but the good news is – since it’s online, anyone can attend! No matter where you are, you can join our celebratory premiere! We’d love to have you!

For passes, visit the deadCenter Film Festival website

Here‘s a lovely Q&A I’ve done with Audere Magazine. Read one read all!

Here‘s a short introduction video with our friends at the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival where we’ll screen next! (Another MovieMaker Magazine top 50 festival!)

More soon!


Official poster and festival announcements!

Hello everyone. We do hope this update finds you well and that you and all your loved ones are safe and healthy. Times are crazy at the moment, and it’s clear that almost every aspect of life will be effected by this crisis for a while to come. Same goes for the film industry. 

We’ve been submitting the film to festivals for the last few months, and we’re waiting to hear back from a lot. The festivals, of course, also suffered a blow by the pandemic, with some cancelling altogether, some postponing, and some moving on-lline. There are pros and cons to each course of action, but since everything is a precedent, it’s very hard to gauge the meaning of it all, not just for our movie, but for other creators who were looking forward to releasing films this year.

That said, we do have a few exciting updates! First of all, today marks a year since we shot The Book of Ruth. Time does fly! We figured this would be a nice opportunity to check in, and share with you, the people without whom we wouldn’t have been here, our official poster for the very first time!

 

 

But that’s not all! We have been accepted to multiple festivals, and we’re looking forward to share the film with the masses! 🙂 We launched a screenings page on our website, where we’ll also list any future events.

 

The festivals:

deadCenter Film Festival in OKC, OK, June 11-14, one of MovieMaker Magazine’s top 50 festivals in the last few years. This festival has been moved to an online format due to the Coronavirus. Which might mean people from all over can attend virtually. Details to follow.

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa. This festival is set (as of now) to take place between June 17-21.

BZN International Film Festival in Bozeman, Montana. The festival is set to take place August 27-30. 

And that’s it! Hopefully we’ll have some more good news soon.

Stay safe, everyone!