NEW YORK RUN STARTS TODAY: SEND PEOPLE!
At the risk of coming off too subtle in this message:
WE NEED TO SELL OUT TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT'S 7:20PM SCREENINGS.
This will make the theater fall in love with us and consider:
a. reshuffling their movies to move us into the bigger screen.
b. extend our week run.
The print reviews have started coming in. They are understandably mixed. I say "understandably" because critics have to watch movies in a small "press screening" room with other critics (who they often don't like), so it's hard for them to relax and laugh as they would with an audience. The mix of genres confuses them. They think you can't have screwball elements in a noir, that it must therefore be a spoof. But audiences and film lovers are savvier than that. Today's world, after all, is a nonstop mix of genres -- so why can't a movie behave the same way? We believe a movie can tip its hat to both 'Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" AND Kubrick's "The Killing" with equal affection.
For every Elmore Leonard or Jeffrey Lyons who understand what we're aiming for and appreciate it, there are more conventional Village Voice and Time Out critics who question the "veracity" of having disparate elements in a noir. All good. All the more reason we need actual audiences to make up their own minds.
We know what we have to do.
We CANNOT DO IT without your help.
Spread the word!
(And as ever, THANK. YOU.)