Posted in Uncategorized, tagged Alysia Reiner, Andy Warhol, Boston Herald, Boston Herald Inside Track, Caitlin McCarthy, Celebrities in Disgrace premiere, David Henry Gerson, Elizabeth Searle, George Harrar, Laura Raposa, Matthew Quinn Martin, PEN New England, Taylor Toole, Ultraviolet for 16 minutes, Woods Hole Film Festival on August 9, 2010 |
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Elizabeth Searle at Woods Hole Film Festival with blog favorite, screenwriter Caitlin McCarthy
Many THANKS to the wonderful Woods Hole Film Festival where Celebrities in Disgrace premiered on August 6th to a sold-out crowd. Along with coverage last week on WBUR, Boston’s NPR radio, we were happy to receive coverage this week in THE BOSTON HERALD, an Inside Track story headlined ‘Ice-ing on the Cake’.
Star entertainment reporter Laura Raposa of The Herald wrote: “Arlington scribe Elizabeth Searle helped to close out the Woods Hole Film Festival this weekend with rave reviews for her flick, ‘Celebrities in Disgrace’”.
We give our own rave reviews to the Woods Hole Festival. At our premiere, we were delighted to be shown with a truly cool group of films including David Henry Gerson‘s haunting portrait of an Andy Warhol muse, ULTRAVIOLET FOR 16 MINUTES and Alysia Reiner’s unforgettable and unsparing look at death in modern times, SPEED GRIEVING.
The festival also featured our director Matthew Quinn Martin among several other stellar filmmakers and writers including Taylor Toole and George Harrar in a panel discussion SHORTS & STORIES, clips & Q/A co-sponsored by PEN/New England . THANKS to Woods Hole and to our producer Mark McNutt, our talented crew and our whole cast for an exciting premiere! More photos and info are coming soon; stay tuned for news on future festivals and other venues as our film makes its way into the world, with your help…
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As shooting begins on the short film version of CELEBRITIES IN DISGRACE, we are opening up a StarLit Gallery page– featuring photos from the film as well as your own ‘celebrity-inspired’ art works. Drawings, paintings, cartoons, collages. Anything goes! Channel your inner Andy Warhol. Your ‘StarLit Art’ may wind up not only online, but ‘onscreen.’
The Bravo Sierra team will chose some original works to ‘decorate’ the apartment of our film’s main character: a celeb-obsessed Aspiring Actress/High School teacher, ‘Kathryn Byrne,’ played by the dynamic Patrice Bunch” (pictured below). Star-crossed Kathryn aspires to be Nancy Kerrigan onstage. Instead, she becomes a ‘celebrity in disgrace,’ caught up in a seeming teacher/student ‘Sext Scandal’ and more.
Help us give Kathryn a fittingly star-studded backdrop as she rides the all-American loopty-loop of fame/disgrace. Attach a jpg of your celebrity-inspired artwork on an email to: email@example.com. We will post your work on the StarLit gallery and consider it a contender in our Decorate for Disgrace competition.
PS: Speaking of ‘celebrity-inspired art,’ check out the bold cover essay for NEWSWEEK, in which Neal Gabler takes a defiantly positive slant on our nation’s obsession with Celeb. narratives, which he deems modern-day art…WDYT?
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