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





2012 — Do Look Back

30 01 2013

It’s been another year full of lots of events for the film, so time to look back at 2012 and to thank once more those who made the last 12 months another very memorable year.  As I did last year I’m beginning with thanks to all who have purchased the DVD and viewed the film at festivals and other events — your support of independent film is inspiring and hugely appreciated.

Left to Right, Tom Rhea, Stan Warnow, Isil Bagdadi, Jeff Winner, Herb Deutsch at the Quad Cinema

Though I was as busy as ever with film related activities, there weren’t any showings in the first few months of the year, but then in July the film opened theatrically at the Quad Cinema in Manhattan.  Of course this was a major milestone for the film and for me, and particular and perpetual thanks to my fabulous publicist, Isil Bagdadi of Cavu Releasing, who made sure the word got out to all the right people about the film’s opening.  We got wonderful NYC and national reviews which have led to all kinds of possibilities I hope will come to pass in 2013.  Huge thanks as well to Elliot Kanbar of the Quad who is a true lover of all kinds of film and a great friend to and supporter of independent filmmakers.  And thanks to the Quad staff for their hard work and for making me feel so welcome during the film’s run.  And of course thanks to to Tom Rhea, Jeff Winner, and Herb Deutsch for supporting the film by attending the opening and participating in Q&As.

As part of the Quad opening I was also interviewed on radio and for various publications.  Particular thanks to Bruce Bennet of the Wall Street JournalDoug Doyle and Michael Bourne of WBGO, Leonard Lopate of WNYC and Michael Shelley of WFMU, and to all the other media folks who were kind enough to help promote the film and write nice things about me.

In September the film was at the Buffalo Film Festival, thanks to Ed Summer and Roberta Friedman for making it all happen.   October brought the film to the Earshot Jazz Film Festival in Seattle, thanks to Adam Sekuler, the programmer there for presenting the film.  And then in November the film was presented at the Cleveland Art Museum much gratitude to John Ewing who runs their film program for having the film there.

And as always ongoing thanks to those musicians around the world who help keep the music of Raymond Scott alive: Stu Brown in Glasgow for all he’s done for Raymond Scott’s music and my film in the UK, to Adam O’Callaghan in Montreal, Miguel Malla and Raculmuto in Madrid, the revived Raymond Scott Orchestrette in New York, Quintette 7 and Kristen Mathis of the West Point Band, guitarist and music historian Skip Heller who has some wonderful moments in the film, Don Byron, one of the first contemporary musicians to revive Raymond Scott music, and the newest members of this ever expanding yet very exclusive group the MeaNensamble from Norway!  Plus the other groups from (including the DJs), who play Raymond Scott music one way or another. Finally, as always, perpetual thanks to Gert-Jan Blom, Irwin Chusid, and Jeff Winner (co-producer of the film) — the Raymond Scott brain trust — who are great colleagues, friends, and consultants.  Their work on the Raymond Scott legacy remains an ongoing inspiration to me…

Happy New Year to all!

—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

 





Walt Disney Concert Hall show in LA: Oingo Boingo’s Steve Bartek & Ego Plum November 9th, 8:30 pm

8 11 2012
Sorry to be a bit late with this, but I have a good excuse as the Hurricane Sandy has complicated my life recently!  For everyone in and around L.A. some exciting news: REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts is presenting,  in cooperation with JEFF E. WINNER of The Raymond Scott Archives, a special evening celebrating Raymond Scott. Machine-Man: The Musical Mayhem of Raymond Scott will be held at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater on Friday, November 9 at 8:30 pm.  (Jeff is also co-producer of the film and also a major character in it and out of it!) ,

In this unprecedented celebration of Scott’s polymorphic career, former OINGO BOINGO Short Term Loans UK co-founder and guitarist STEVE BARTEK and his band (including other Oingo Boingo alums) find new takes on the composer’s early cartoon classics, while composer EGO PLUM’s ensemble re-envisions Scott’s farsighted electronica. Joining in is the Rogue Artists Ensemble who will stage a first-ever live interpretation of a vintage Scott film collaboration with MUPPETS creator JIM HENSON.

AND though I can’t be there there will be a merchandise table and the DVD of the film will be for sale there.  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








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