Father’s Day 2018

17 06 2018

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there, and of course to my Dad’s spirit that lives Scottworkdon in his work and our memories.  And speaking of those, I’ve been remiss in announcing on this site some exciting news–we’re presenting Scottworks–The Raymond Scott Festival in Los Angeles on September 8th, 2018 in Los Angeles,

It will be a symposium by day with exhibits; panel discussions with Scott devotees and colleagues, and musical interludes. At night there will be a concert of all genres of Raymond Scott music performed by a stellar group of musicians, including three-time Grammy nominees Quartet San Francisco.  

Tickets go on sale June 28th.  Hope to see you there!

-Stan Warnow

For more info click here.

 





London Screening Tuesday March 12th!

8 03 2013

Random header image at NonclassicalIt’s been awhile since there has been a UK event, but that changes next Tuesday March 12th when the cutting edge London based Nonclassical, a musical artists collective composed of “the next generation of classical performers, composers and promoters who are redefining the rules, and breaking out of the constraints of the traditional classical concert hall.”

Sounds good to me, and I’m so happy that as part of their Pioneers of Electronic Music event they are devoting a night to Raymond Scott, and the film is part of that.  Here’s a link to their listing for the event, it starts at 7:30 pm and the address is Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street London E8 1HE.

Though the film has been shown elsewhere in the UK this is in fact the London premiere!  Unfortunately I can’t make the trip to England at this time, but hope those of you who live anywhere in the greater London area can attend…

—Stan Warnow

 





Albuquerque Screenings March 8-10

25 02 2013

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Thrilled to announce that the film will be at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque, New Mexico for three nights, the weekend of March 8-10.  The Guild is my favorite kind of theater, run by and for true film lovers. It’s the only real art house left in Albuquerque, and I’m delighted they’re going to show Deconstructing Dad, and equally delighted that I’m going to be able to attend in person for the Friday and Saturday night screenings — we’ll be doing Q&As after the shows, and following the independent filmmaker’s rules of the road I’ll have DVDs for sale.

The Guild is located at 3405 Central Avenue NE Albuquerque, NM in the heart of the historic Nob Hill district, and the phone number is (505) 255-1848.    

So if you’re located anywhere near Albuquerque, hope to see you there!

—Stan Warnow





Cleveland Museum of Art Screening November 14th!

12 11 2012

Howdy to mid westerners in the Cleveland area!  Want to let you know the film is being screened at the Cleveland Museum of Art Wednesday, November 14th, as part of their excellent ongoing film series.  They’re located at 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106, telephone 216-421-7350.  Here’s a link to the film program’s listings: http://www.clevelandart.org/events/films.aspx.

John Ewing

John Ewing, Associate Director, Film at the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art possesses one of the oldest museum film programs in the United States. and is a  major year-long presence that attracts thousands of people to the museum. They present at least two different feature films every week (on Wednesday nights, Fridays nights, or Sunday afternoons) and I’m honored that they’ve chosen my film to be one of them.  Many thanks to John Ewing, Associate Director for Film at the museum for seeking the film out by contacting me.

Again, though I’d love to visit Cleveland as haven’t been there in awhile, my current schedule just doesn’t allow for it, but hope you can make it!

–Stan Warnow

 





Film Opening in NYC July 13th!

6 06 2012

Week of NYC Theater Screenings: July 13th-19th

Further Update–July 17th–

* Q&As with filmmaker STAN WARNOW–The Q&A’s we did over the weekend were such a hit that we’ve added more for the next 3 days:

7/17, 7/18 and 7/19 (Tuesday-Thursday) after 7:30pm show.

Hope to see you there!

 

Update–Breaking News–July 12th–we just got an excellent review in the New York Times: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/07/13/movies/deconstructing-dad-recalls-raymond-scott-musical-inventor.html.  And for all the latest info go to our Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/436981592988640/

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I’m delighted to announce that the film is opening on Friday July 13th at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village (34 West 13th Street between 5th & 6th avenues). The film will be screened several times a day, for a week, through July 19th.  The QUAD has been owned by the same family since 1972, and attracts passionate moviegoers eager to see the best in independent, foreign and documentary films.  It books films from major distributors such as as Miramax, Sony Pictures Classics, Fox Searchlight, and many more, and now us (not that we’re a major distributor!).

Quad LogoAs you can see we’re not superstitious — I kind of like the idea that we’re opening on a Friday the 13th, and plan to make it a good luck day for the film!  And given that the Quad is on 13th street it seems particularly apt to me to open the film on a Friday the 13th.  And now that I’ve spun it all together, it will be easy for everyone who reads this post to remember the date and place, won’t it?

We’re getting a lot of good publicity and hope to see you at the Quad–I’m doing Q&A’s along with co-producer Jeff Winner and special guests Friday and Saturday after the 7:30 and 9:50 shows, and Sunday after the 3pm matinee.  Again , hope you can make it  to the Quad for any show during the period from July 13th-19th, it will mean a lot for the future of the film.  Thanks….

For press inquiries please contact: Isil Bagdadi at CAVU Pictures/CAVU PR, email: cavupictures@aol.com

—Stan Warnow





Downbeach Cinefest — Atlantic City — Friday, October 14th

8 10 2011

Back to New Jersey but not Asbury Park, a very different Jersey Shore town — Atlantic City and the Downbeach Film Festival.  It’s Friday October 14th at about 6pm (it’s part of a block of films that starts at 5pm, see this link to festival website for details) and the venue is The Screening Room located on the 13th floor of the Ocean Tower at the Resorts Hotel, and panel discussions will be held in The Director’s Room. The festival’s mission statement is: We are rooted in the celebration of film, and the creation of a forum where filmmakers can exhibit their work. The festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors all in an effort to celebrate the art form of moviemaking. Sounds good to me, and I will be there, and as an added bonus, I’ll be joined by Jeff Winner of the Raymond Scott Archives, who is a major character in the film.  Jeff has encyclopedic knowledge of Raymond Scott lore and legend, so it’s always extra special when he can attend a screening.  We’ll both be available after the screening for a Q&A.  And another bonus, this is likely the only public screening where attendees will also be able to gamble at will after the screening, so it’s truly a unique event!

Additionally, there’s a festival related preview interview with me on radio station WVUD Sunday night October 9th, hosted by George Stewart, who hosts a weekly show on the station and is the person who first contacted me about the festival.  It’s available on the air and online.  Many thanks to George and William Sokolic of the festival for making this all happen.

And looking back for a moment I had a great time over the weekend of October 1-2 at the All Tomorrow’s Parties “I’ll Be Your Mirror” festival in Asbury Park NJ, thanks again to Deborah Higgins and Barry Hogan, the festival organizers for a wonderful couple of days. And thanks too to Aidan Flax-Clark of Lapham’s Quarterly, who brought the film to ATP’s attention, and to Abbey Lustgarten and Jason Altman of the Criterion Collection for including the film in their curated film section at the festival.

—Stan Warnow





Milton Keynes Screens Film August 12th

3 08 2011

OK, I couldn’t resist a bit of wordplay — this isn’t a tease about a one person screening for someone with a famous early 20th century economist for a relative since, as most UK residents will know, and most Americans will not, Milton Keynes is a town about 50 miles Northwest of London.  The town boasts a thriving municipal art gallery — and here’s their mission statement: “MK Gallery provides free access to high quality, innovative and thought-provoking contemporary art from around the world.  In its programme MK Gallery stimulates participation and debate, building relationships between artists and audiences.”

Caroline Devine, the local sound artist who is currently exhibiting at the gallery came across the film and thought it would be a good idea for the gallery to show it as part of their ongoing festival/series Friday Night Films, and it has come to pass.  Here’s a link to the event — which is scheduled for Friday August 12th, prices are £5 (concessions £3).  This is another one I’d love to attend, Milton Keynes is clearly one of those cool UK places, but it’s just not possible at present.  But for those of you in the London environs (and Oxford, Cambridge, and Stratford), hope you can make it!  Thanks to Caroline and Ursula White of Independent Cinema MK for putting this event together….

And more announcements about the film coming up shortly!

—Stan Warnow








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