My dear Catalysts,
I hope you all have received your pledge items! After all your support and empowerment, it is with great joy
that I am able to announce the MY
REINCARNATION USA Theatrical Release starting October 28th in
New York City’s, Cinema Village
Theater, and in Los Angeles’s, Laemmle
Monica Theater, distributed by LONG SHOT FACTORY. The press has
just begun to roll in:
EMOTIONAL… SATISFYING…! Be
enthralled by interpretations of human existence….” – VARIETY
conflict in astonishingly candid detail. Both an intimate portrait of a Guru and a
tender coming of age story that becomes a
universal exploration of identity, mortality and personal growth." – FILM
Enormous thanks to all of you who have been such generous and heartfelt backers of the film on Kickstarter. You are directly responsible for helping us iachieve this dream of an
American Theatrical Tour. We could not have done it without you!
Film Protagonist, Khyentse Yeshe arrived in
New York on Monday and will accompany the film to its festival premiere at
the Hamptons Film Festival and for a month of events and screenings,
where he will be doing question and answers sessions with the film and I on the
East Coast. He will also give rare teachings in both, Amherst, MA and New York City during this period.
As you know so well, MY REINCARNATION
is a great tool for starting dialogue about crucial topics for our times: such
as fathers & sons, spirituality, love, family, cultural identity, exile, the
Tibetan diaspora – and past and future lives.
To support this discussion, we just launched an exciting new web
campaign co-sponsored with Tibet House, Tibet Fund and the Interdependence
Project! Come visit our dialogue space SEE THE FILM
+ SHARE YOUR STORY and share your thoughts and stories…. Be part of the continuing discussion!
It’s just the beginning. MY REINCARNATION is now booked theatrically in 10 US cities, with the goal of having the film play all over
America. The industry will look at
how well the film does at the box office in NYC and LA the first weekend and
week to see if the film is worth booking other cities. If the film does well,
the film will be held over for a second week and third week in NY and LA and
other theaters will jump on board to show it around the country. Our goal is at
least a 3-week run in each location! (The industry abroad also looks at the US box
office results to determine if they will distribute the film in their territory
– so this a crucial moment for the film in the world cinema!)
We need your help to spread the word! You did
it before with the Kickstarter campaign – breaking all records – and proving
that there is a huge audience for MY REINCARNATION! Now, let’s show the film
industry how important MY REINCARNATION is and get this crucial film into
cinemas across the country for everyone to see, share and discuss.
Here are some concrete things you can do to help:
Go see the film in NYC or LA Opening Weekend or Week. Buy a block of tickets and take your friends & family & neighbors! If you don't live there, tell everyone you can!
a Personal Email to all your friends& family & neighbors
announcing the NYC & LA Openings. (If you are abroad, tell your USA
- Put the announcement on your Facebook Page or other social Network sites you’re on. (Our twitter handle is @reincarnationmy) Do a Countdown, blog, post, update, comment, rejoice!
- On Monday Oct 24th, we will have a link to ticket sales, which you can include in your announcement as well.
an email to all the social groups you know, such as other Family,
Buddhist, Yoga, Spiritual, Religious, Film, Book, Tibetan, or any other
organizations, asking them to post a notice about the film opening on
their website. We can provide a discount code for group ticket
purchases. Contact Sara@filmpresence.com for details.
- Include information about the film in an upcoming newsletter or events calendar.
- “Share Your Story” on myreincarnationfilm.com/shareyourstory/ and pass the link to others to share. LETS MAKE THIS A INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSION SPACE!
can provide Postcards & Mini Posters to anyone who wants to place
them in good public spaces, organizations or businesses. To request
postcards or mini posters, contact Nathaniel@longshotfactory.com
- “LIKE” the MY REINCARNATION Facebook Page. Ask your friends to LIKE the MR Facebook Page. http://www.facebook.com/myreincarnation
Every week we will be adding more theatrical opening in
new cities, so check the Screening
Page often and spread the word!
is an unstoppable movement and you are part of it. Let’s bring this
family story about identity, spirituality and the value of Tibetan
culture into homes across America and across the world! More to follow….
With love and gratitude,