Tuesday, April 24, 2007

South Asian Studies Alliance Conference - This Weekend

We're pleased to say that several of our South Asian themed titles will be screened at the upcoming SASA conference at Loyola Maramount University in Los Angeles this weekend. Along with the screenings, director Debra Kaufman (A School of Their Own) will take part in a panel on making films in South Asia on Sunday morning.

The screenings will take place in Ahmanson Auditorium on Saturday, April 28th. The complete schedule can be found here.

For more information visit the conference website here.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Tribeca Film Festival

Choices will be attending this week's Tribeca Film Festival. Aside from checking out new films and catching up with all our friends in NYC, we also plan to take part in Tribeca All Access where we will meet with filmmakers who have documentaries in progress.

Please feel free to say hi if you see Erik Gudris at any of the events. You can't miss him as he's quite tall. :)

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Rwanda Film Festival

We are happy to post this story which appeared on the BBC's website about director Eric Kabera and his work running the annual Rwanda Film Festival.

You can read the article here.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Digitally Remastered Version of The Hours and Times Now Available

Digitally Remastered “The Hours and Times” Imagines John Lennon – Brian Epstein Relationship

Los Angeles, CA (April 2007) – Choices , Inc. proudly announces the long-anticipated re-release of The Hours and Times on DVD in a new high-definition digital transfer approved by director Christopher Münch. Hailed by the Village Voice as “the best American indie in many years,” The Hours and Times imagines what might have happened between John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein during a 1963 vacation in Barcelona, just months before Beatlemania swept the world. Candid, intelligent, and loaded with backstage conjecture, the movie captures the fleeting moments of their intense friendship before celebrity washed over intimacy.

Considered to be a landmark film in contemporary gay cinema, The Hours and Times launched director Christopher Münch into the forefront of independent directors leading him to direct such films as “The Sleepy Time Gal” and recently “Harry and Max.” The new and improved version of “The Hours and Times” t DVD will include a 22-minute featurette on the making of the film, and a commentary by writer/director Christopher Münch. Erik Gudris, Director of Marketing at Choices, commented, “We are very pleased with the new digital transfer and hope it brings new audiences to this classic film.” Choices , Inc.will release the The Hours and Times on DVD on April 3rd, 2007. SRP is $24.95, and orders may be placed at www.choicesvideo.net.

Read Anthony Kaufman's post on Indiewire about the release here.