How to make an

cranberry juice
a fireball lollipop
(see photo)

How to make a
"Burning Annie"

1) make a B+B
(brandy + benedictine)
2) set on fire


Film Festivals


All appearances were work-in-progress



Friday, June 3 • Seattle True Independence Film Festival • Seattle, WA.

** Burning Annie wins Best Debut Feature!
(and Best Use of a Donnie Darko cast member) **

  BA plays the north! We are psyched to be the Opening Night Feature of the first annual Seattle True Independence Film Festival, happening June 3-6 at venues around downtown Seattle. We are especially pleased to be showing with Jeffrey French's award-winning short film Win Each Way-- don't miss it! Festivities kick off at 6:30pm, at the Jewel Box Theater. Tickets are on sale here!

  Cool article about STIFF... Make that two cool articles.


Thurs, May 26 • Decatur Arts Film Festival • Decatur, GA.

  BA plays the south! We are pleased to be part of the 2005 Decatur Arts Film Festival, which is sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance. BA is the Opening Night Feature, showing with a series of comedic, dramatic, and experimental short films.



Thurs, March 17 • IFP/west NEW FILM WORKS • Los Angeles, CA.

  Proud to be chosen for the IFP/west's monthly New Film Works series. Screenings are held in the magnificent Silver Screen Theater in the state-of-the-art Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Q&A and reception will follow.

  New Film Works is a monthly screening series highlighting the best films from filmmakers working outside the mainstream. The series presents contemporary narrative and documentary features that have not yet received American theatrical distribution. The series aims to expand the understanding and appreciation of independent film as a contemporary art form. The program takes place on the third Thursday of each month.

 The SilverScreen Theater at the Pacific Design Center is located at 8687 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, CA, on the corner of Melrose Avenue and San Vicente Boulevard (map it). The post-show Reception was sponsored by Budweiser, Perrier, and Bombay Sapphire. After that, everybody went next door to Monroe's bar, where special BA-themed drinks helped us celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

*** Photos from the screening ***



November 17 • New Filmmakers Series • New York City, NY.

  BA is proud to be part of the New Filmmakers Series at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City, hosted by the Angelika Theater. This one night only engagement is Wednesday, November 17. One $5 ticket gets you two short film programs at 6pm and 7pm, with the main feature (BA) around 8pm. Here is the complete schedule.

Oct 23 & Nov 12 • Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival • Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

  The 19th annual Fort Lauderdale Int'l Film Festival is a five week (!) affair from October 14 through November 21. Unlike most festivals, FLIFF takes the show on the road, playing a number of Floridian cities. Here are our dates and locations:

  • Saturday, October 23 - 5pm
    Weston 8 Cinema in Weston, FL.
    (Celebrating World Cinema series)
  • Friday, November 12 - 3:30pm
    AMC Coral Ridge in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
    (Celebrating American Indies series)

October 15 & 20 • SMMASH Film Festival • Minneapolis, MN.

** Burning Annie is nominated for seven Tastie Awards and
WINS for Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor!! **

  The SMMASH Film Festival (that stands for Strictly Midwestern Movies and Short Hits!) runs October 15 through 21 at the Excelsior Dock Theater in happenin' Minneapolis. We've got two screenings-- Friday, October 15th at 7pm and Wednesday, October 20th at 5pm, both in Theater 1. New dates added! To accommodate demand, two screenings have been added-- Saturday, 10/16 at 8:45pm and Wednesday, 10/20 at 7pm, both in Theater 2.


October 2 • WV Filmmakers Festival • Sutton, WV.

** Burning Annie wins the Best Feature Film Award! **

  The West Virginia Filmmakers Film Festival in Sutton, WV. Festival is held at the Landmark Studio for the Arts, running October 1-3. BA is showing THIS SATURDAY, October 2, at 6pm. See the WVFFF website for directions and other info...


September 26 • Silver Lake Film Festival • Los Angeles, CA.

  BA is thrilled to be in competition at the 5th Annual Silver Lake Film Festival. The festival runs Sept. 23-30 at LA's beautiful ArcLight Cinemas-- our screening is Sunday, 9/26 at 3:30pm. Check out what IndieWire has to say about it. TICKETS ARE ON SALE at the ArcLight Box Office and the Festival Hotline: 323-993-7225. BA is in Theater #10, the Arclight's largest theater at 400+ seats!!!

See all the photos on our new Silver Lake FF page!!

September 18 • Big Bear Lake International Film Festival • Big Bear Lake, CA.

  BA will be screening in competition at the 5th Annual Big Bear Lake Int'l Film Festival. This beautiful mountain town is just two hours from LA, but seems like another universe, like Oregon! The festival runs September 17 through 19 (a long weekend), but our screening is Saturday, Sept 18 at 9:30am in the Village Theater North in the heart of Big Bear Lake village (map to theater). Check out this map of the area-- see how close it is to LA...


September 3 • Channel Islands Indie Film Festival • Oxnard, CA.

  We're pleased to announce Burning Annie is in the 2004 Channel Islands Film Festival in the onomatopoetic coastal community of Oxnard, California (just a short hop up the coast from LA). Showtime is Friday, September 3, at 7pm, at the Teatro Inlakech Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at the Festival Office in the Oxnard Civic Center-- please call ahead before buying your tickets (805-469-6523).

August 13 • Rhode Island Int'l Film Festival • Providence, RI.

  Burning Annie will be part of the 2004 Rhode Island International Film Festival in Providence, RI. Indiewire did an article about the 2004 RIIFF. Showtime is Friday, August 13 at 3:30pm, in the Columbus Cinemateque. The RIIIF website is in the process of being updated, but the venue info is there. Tickets are now available online HERE...!

  Zack's diary from the festival. The Providence Phoenix review.


Thursday, June 3 • Appalachian Film Festival • Huntington, WV.

  Burning Annie is the Opening Film at the inaugral Appalachian Film Festival in Huntington, WV. The show is on Thursday, June 3, at 1pm at the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in the Huntington City Hall. Advance tickets can be gotten at Huntington's Cavell County Convention Center, which is across from the Civic Center, or by asking a member of the Huntington Film Commission. Tickets will also be available at the theater box office before the screening.


Saturday, May 22 • Clark University • Worcester, MA.

  By popular demand, Burning Annie is coming back to Worcester, MA! Another screening has been added, this time in the middle of Clark's annual Alumni Reunion Weekend, aka the day before Commencement-- Saturday, May 22, at 4pm in the beautiful new Razzo Hall in the Traina Arts Center on the Clark campus. Here is the full schedule; we're about halfway down. Pre-show lecture (and post-show Q&A) to be led by Professor Tim Shary at 3:30pm. The event is open the public. Free. Seating is limited and first-come, first serve, so get there early.


Thursday, April 29 • West Virginia Int'l Film Festival • Charleston, WV.

 The West Virginia Int'l Film Festival kicks off 2004 with Burning Annie as its Opening Night Feature. Thursday, April 29, at 6:30pm. At the Capitol Center Theater at West Virginia State College. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 26 and are only available at the WVIFF Box Office. Directions and other info is at the WVIFF website.


HamptonsSaturday, April 3 • MassBay Film Festival • Worcester, MA.

** Burning Annie wins MassBay Jury Prize for Best Feature! **

 The MassBay Film Festival completes its 2003-4 season with two screenings of Burning Annie on Saturday, April 3, at 1pm and 6pm. At Razzo Hall in the Traina Arts Center at Clark University. Q&A to follow (both).

 -  The post-screening Q&A, featuring (left to right across screen) Associate Producer Tom "Scott" Gibson, writer Zack Ordynans, "witness" Dave Reed, and Associate Producer Tom "Tommy" Roy.




Hamptons Int'l FF, 10/25/03


DancesWithFilms, 7/26/03
[private cast & crew screening]


Gen Art "Ignite!," 7/17/03


Cinequest, 3/9/03

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