The project of the July 2009 6-week class Cold Weather will premiere on Showtime on Friday, October 14. Directed by Aaron Katz, the film had its premiere at the 2010 SXSW Film Festival and was released in theaters by IFC Films in February "Cold Weather," writes Roger Ebert, "is good in so many ways, I despair of doing them justice...Aaron Katz's direction is just about flawless." For airtimes, be sure to visit the Showtime website.
Cold Weather, the project of the July 2009 6-week class, will begin its NY theatrical run at IFC Center February 4th. Scott Foundas of Film Comment writes that the film is, "...What the future of American independent cinema might look like." For showtimes visit IFC Center.
Cold Weather and Winter's Bone, both 6-week class projects in 2009, have made CriticWIRE's mid-year list of "Top English-language Narrative Films of 2010." IndieWIRE's, CriticWIRE, aggregates letter grade scores from over 100 critics and bloggers as they watch films released in film festivals like Cannes, Sundance, and Tribeca, in addition to theatrical releases. Cold Weather, came in at number 1 with an "A-" rating. Only 11 of the films that have either premiered in 2010 or been released theatrically have achieved a score of "A-." Read more about the films that made the list here.
Cold Weather, the project of the July 2009 class, was reviewed by Durga Chew-Bose for Interview Magazine. Of the film Durga writes, "At its center, Cold Weather is the rare portrayal of an adult brother sister relationship; always maturing, yet fixed to a childlike innocence and the shared memories of adventure." The film was picked up by IFC Films for North America and multiple foreign rights and will premiere in IFC theaters and be available in homes on the same day through the "IFC in Theaters" platform. You can read the entire review here.
Both Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields and Cold Weather have been picked up for distribution. Variance films plans to release Strange Powers in theaters across the U.S. and Canada with the first theatrical screening to take place at NY's Film Forum in late October. Cold Weather was picked up by IFC Films for North America and multiple foreign rights. The film will premiere in IFC theaters and be available in homes on the same day through the "IFC in Theaters" platform.
Cold Weather, the class project of the July 2009 six-week class, has won the Independent Visions Special Jury Prize at the Sarasota Film Festival. It was also a featured Spotlight Premiere film at SXSW. After premiering at SXSW with sold-out screenings, the film topped the critics' poll at IndieWIRE, which pooled opinions from both critics and bloggers attending the festival. Read more about the survey here.
Cold Weather, the narrative project of the July 2009 6-week class, has been receiving rave reviews from IFC, Variety, and LA Times as well as from indieWIRE in which Eric Kohn called the film, “the kind of moving image experience informed by expressive audiovisual maneuvers rather than melodramatic overstatements.” It also averaged an "A-" grade from six critics at indieWIRE. Cold Weather is currently seeking U.S. distribution.
Four Edit Center class films to play SXSW in March. Cold Weather (July 2009), Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and The Magnetic Fields (July 2008 & September 2008), For Once in My Life (July 2009), and fresh off its Sundance win, Winter's Bone (May 2009). For Once in My Life was edited by TEC Alum Amy Foote, Strange Powers was edited by Sarah Devorkin, co-edited by Naomi Goodman and assisted by Kathryn Schubert -- all of whom are alums. Winter's Bone was cut by TEC instructor, Affonso Gonçalves.
Cold Weather, the project of the July 2009 six-week class, is one of six films that SXSW has announced so far. The narrative is about a former forensic science major and avid reader of detective fiction played by Cris Lankenau (Quiet City), who, after making a mess of his life in Chicago, returns to his hometown of Portland, Oregon. There, he, his sister Gail played by Trieste Kelly (Bored to Death), and new friend Carlos become embroiled in something unexpected.This is the third film director, Aaron Katz, has premiered at SXSW.