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Update #27

CNN encores

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Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know that you can catch OUR NIXON on CNN at the following times:

Sunday, August 04, 2013 9:00pm

Monday, August 05, 2013 12:00am & 3:00am

Saturday, August 10, 2013 9:00pm

Sunday, August 11, 2013 12:00am & 3:00am

Also: I just finished editing the DVD Extras -- we created over 90 minutes of "Bonus Material" and I am so excited about it. DVDs are still on schedule for Nov-Dec & backers get them FIRST.

More soon,
Penny


Update #26

Summertime for Nixon

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Greetings from OUR NIXON HQ!

Surely, one of life’s little ironies is that when you have the most news to share, you are almost always too busy to sit down and share it. Hence, our long delay in posting updates. 

Let me say this right up front: many of you are waiting for DVDs. You have been waiting for a long time! I can’t believe myself how long you have been waiting. I think about this obligation almost every day (really). And I don’t have a delivery date for you today, but I do expect to, soon…

In the meantime… I’d love to share some news about what’s been going on with OUR NIXON. The simple truth is that everything is just going better than we ever expected when we began this journey way back in 2011. Brian and I are really proud of the final product and all the things we’ve learned along the way.

Since our world premiere in January at Rotterdam and our US premiere in March at SXSW, OUR NIXON has been making the rounds at film festivals like New Directors/New Films, Hot Docs, Full Frame, Seattle, Atlanta, and Ann Arbor (where we won “Best of the Fest”!). Soon we’ll be off to AFI Docs, Nantucket, Rooftop Films, and Los Angeles. We’ve received a crazy amount of press and some pretty stunning reviews – too much to list here.

But the biggest news, in case you missed it, came in April. OUR NIXON was picked up for North American distribution by Cinedigm and also by CNN for North American broadcast. Details are all still in the works, but the film will appear on CNN and in movie theaters late this summer! The current plan is that Cinedigm will release the film on digital and DVD shortly after that.

I could go on.  But the bottom line is this: to be finally be able to release OUR NIXON in 2013 – Nixon’s Centennial Year – it’s just the best, most satisfying accomplishment of my life. Seriously! And to think it all goes back to this Kickstarter campaign and the support you all gave us… leaves me thankful beyond words.

Sincerely yours,

Penny Lane

PS: Brian's away on vacation right now, but he says hello too.  :) 

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Update #25

U.S. Premiere Announced at SXSW!

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Hello world,

So thrilled to announce -- just off the heels of our World Premiere at Rotterdam -- that the U.S. Premiere of OUR NIXON will be at SXSW this March! This is a big day for the film and for all of us, and we couldn't have gotten this far without you. So please accept our thanks, and give yourself a pat on the back. 

We are also launching a new 30-day Kickstarter campaign to fund the launch of OUR NIXON. This campaign will make it possible for us to cover the fast and furious expenses coming at us right now for publicity, screening tapes, posters and more. We want to bring the film to so many places -- aka, to all of you! -- after SXSW. Our first campaign gave us the seed funding to get started created the momentum we needed to make OUR NIXON. This campaign is all about launching OUR NIXON out into the world.

We love our backers and couldn't have done this without you (truly). If you pledged before, you shouldn't feel any pressure to pledge again. Just telling a friend about it, tweeting or posting this campaign to your Facebook wall would be super helpful. But if you are inspired or want some new goodies, we've designed some really cool rewards just for you! Look for the LONG-TIME LISTENER REWARDS on the new campaign page...

We know many of you are still waiting for DVDs. Believe us, we are too. This whole business of first finishing and now trying to figure out how to distribute the film is a whole can of worms we would be delighted to tell you all about over a beer someday. Anyway, we think about getting you your DVDs literally every day, we will have news for you as soon as we can possibly have news for you, and we appreciate your continue patience.  :)

Thanks and thanks some more,

Penny & Brian


Update #24

Big New Year's News!

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Brief/exciting news alert.

Today is Richard Nixon’s centennial. Yep: if he were still alive, he’d be 100 years old today...

So it’s an especially nice day to announce at long last that OUR NIXON will have its World Premiere at International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands) on January 27th!

OUR NIXON has been included in the "BRIGHT FUTURE" section, which presents “first or second feature films by idiosyncratic, strong-willed filmmakers.” Pretty cool. For the next couple of weeks, we are finally-finally-finalizing the picture and sound with our brilliant and kind post production team (composer Hrishikesh Hirway, sound editor Tom Paul, and online editor Seth Ricart).

Do let us know if you’ll be at the festival so we can say hi. And do stay tuned; we expect to have more news of the film’s release in North America pretty… darn… soon. Believe me, nobody wants that news more than we do, and you'll be the first to know.

Hope everyone is happy and well in 2013. Stay in touch!

Sincerely yours,
Penny & Brian
Co-Producers, OUR NIXON


Update #23 - For backers only

Backer Exclusive! The Museum of Modern Art, and a sneak peek

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