Thursday, February 17, 2011

Black Field Makes U.S. Theatrical Debut

Sara Canning as Homesteader Maggie McGregor
New Hope Film Festival is proud to announce the U.S. theatrical debut of Black Field. One of NHFF's top award winners in 2010, this film has been specially selected by the festival's directors, including myself, for this event.

The County Theater in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, a cutting-edge and historically significant fixture of life here in Bucks County, will be hosting this special NHFF screening at 7:30 PM on March 21, 2011. Advance tickets will be available on the County Theater website sometime in March.

Expect buzz in the regional press over the coming weeks. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Dispensables Nominated for 2011 German Film Critics Award

NHFF's 2010 Danny Award - Best Picture winner, The Dispensables (Die Entbehrlichen), is one of five 2011 German Film Critics nominees for Best Debut Film. The honoree will be announced during this week's uber-prestigious Berlin International Film Festival.

A searing portrayal of a down-and-out family in post-war Germany, The Dispensables stunned our audience at Stephen J. Buck Memorial Theater, and in doing so, the film also captured NHFF's Audience Favorite award in the feature film category. 

New Hope Film Festival's directors are thrilled that underdog helmer Arnstedt is gaining such lofty and mainstream recognition.

Fine Performances by (left to right) Steffi Kuhnert (Silke Weiss), Andre Hennicke (Jurgen Weiss) and Oskar Bokelmann (Jacob Weiss) Mark This Exceptional Indie Debut

Lilly's Thorn Nabs Distribution Contract

Lilly's Thorn has been picked up by Vanguard Cinema. Congratulations to Rocky Yost and his team!