Recent Press and Praise

Aug 21, 2009

News, press and praise during our Oscar qualifying run!

What a couple of amazing weeks in LA and NYC screening SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS for our Oscar qualifying run at DocuWeeks. The ArcLight Hollywood is a stunning movie experience, and we had sold out shows at the IFP Center in NYC. The Q&As and continued discussion in the hallways of both venues after each screening were vibrant and thought-provoking! The energetic dialogue would not let up among the handful of Up With People alumni who attended, as well as numerous non-UWP viewers.

I hope you check out the clips and news at A big thank you goes out to everyone at DocuWeeks for making these screenings possible. It was a privilege and honor to be counted among such great films screening at DocuWeeks and to meet the dedicated staff at IDA.

We've gotten amazing press in the process. You can check out all the new press and praise, and click on all the links posted on the blog. Please tell your friends!!

And don't forget to Google search the film title in quotes: "Smile 'Til It Hurts". The last time I did it logged 358,000 results!!!! How cool is that?!

Now that we've finished our Oscar qualifying run at DocuWeeks, I have to complete an application for the Little Golden Man. It's due next week. If you've gone through the process and have a thought, or if you just want to send big hugs and greetings, please post a comment!

We are also thrilled to announce that the IFP has recommended SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS for a Gotham Award!!! Let's hope we get nominated! Please send your well-wishes and good karma in that direction too!

I hope to post news from additional film festivals we hope to attend before the year's end. Our next confirmed award-winning film festival is FirstGlance in Philadelphia, PA on October 22-25, 2009. You can check out the announcement at:

We start our foreign launch in October too.

Thanks to all and stay tuned!

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