Recent Press and Praise

Nov 20, 2009

No red carpet for SMILE in 2010!

Hello all:

After much consideration and anxious awaiting, it's now official: SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS did not get short-listed for the 2010 Oscars. Still, it's amazing that we made it to the pool of applicants! How rare that is indeed!? What a challenge and incredible experience it has been meeting Academy standards: not to mention screening at the IFC Center in NYC and the ArcLight in LA as part of the IDA's Docuweeks. The press has been fantastic and the crowds enthusiastic---all well worth qualifying for the race!!!!! And our run is not over by any means: we are in the process of negotiating limited theatrical distribution and getting our DVDs in order. Foreign sales are coming in for the short version of SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS. Who would have dreamed that our first sale would have been in Israel?! We are delighted to watch how the story of this story unfolds: there are twists and rare opportunities all along the way. SMILE 'TIL IT HURTS truly has a life of its own!

More to come on our lively experience at the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, so stay tuned!