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What's the secret of the Sisterhood? Some of you are about to find out.
585 backers pledged $136,342 to help bring this project to life.

The Sisterhood of Night - Behind the Scenes with Actor Kal Penn

Dear Kickstarter Supporters: 

We're two weeks into our commercial release for The Sisterhood of Night! It’s been inspiring to see the depth of appreciation for this story we've all worked so hard to put on screen. Sharmine wrote to us that "I think that we should all have a sort of sisterhood in our lives" and Nicole said, "Mothers bring your daughters!" In an email from Anna, "I especially appreciated your inclusion of realistic Asian characters," and in a tweet from @dogsonforprez, "One of the best things I've seen in years. Beautiful and bruising."

And we're thrilled that the great reviews keep coming in:

“The Sisterhood of Night” remains a considerably taut tale. Yes, you’ve seen some of this before. And here, they’ve made it worth seeing again.” - The New York Times

"The one who really holds your attention is [Georgie] Henley, the remarkable 19-year-old British actress who made her bigscreen debut 10 years ago as Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia series; adorably earnest as she was then, she’s a quietly bewitching presence here, a performer who truly does seem to warrant her own cultlike following." - Variety

If you haven't seen the movie yet or if you plan to share it with someone else, please don't wait to rent or buy it. You can also support us by leaving a rating and review if you liked the movie. These first few weeks of our release are critical to show that we have a big audience, and from the reactions and reviews so far we believe that is true more than ever!

We had a fantastic week in theaters - thanks to everyone who came out. You can now see The Sisterhood of Night on iTunes and everywhere on demand.

AND here’s a little behind the scenes video with Kal Penn who plays our guidance counselor, Gordy Gambhir. He can't tell you what the Sisterhood is, but you can find out for yourselves! xoxo, Team Sisterhood

It's Time to Watch The Sisterhood of Night! JOIN US 4.10.15

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Dear Kickstarter Supporters:

You've been with us since our campaign in 2012 and now we're so happy to share our theatrical and on demand release with you on Friday 4.10.15! Making this film has been such a rewarding journey. We're thrilled to be sending it out into the world, and invite you to continue on with us for the most exciting phase of all. 

 We are a big, aspirational movie with a small, passionate team. In the past few months, we've been brainstorming with partner organizations, creating publicity through contacts, friends of friends and fans of the film, and furiously spreading the word on the film festival circuit. We've been working around the clock on this grass roots marketing because we just don't have the dollars that it takes to typically release a teen movie and reach a teen audience (around 30 million).

But passion goes a long way and we believe there could be just the right synergy for Sisterhood to make an impact. All this is to say that the coming week is an important one for us. It's a chance to prove that important independent films can break through, that there is a place for genre-bending stories, that adults and teenagers can love the same kinds of films because teenagers, too, long for smart, thought-provoking material. That a diverse movie by women and about women has an audience and can succeed (film industry translation: make money).

We invite you to see Sisterhood in a theater between Friday and next Thursday if you're in one of our releasing cities, and rent or buy it on iTunes/watch on demand.

Go HERE for tickets and info

4/10 NYC - Empire 25 6:55p: Join director Caryn Waechter, writer Marilyn Fu, producer Elizabeth Cuthrell and actors Willa Cuthrell and Evan Kuzma for a Q+A after the screening

4/11 LA - Burbank Town Center 8 7:45p: Join writer Marilyn Fu for a Q+A after the screening

And check out some reviews and features that have come in:

"The Sisterhood of Night is so unusually moving and penetrating because it refuses to cloud its emotions in distancing irony, anger, or nihilism. The film has a cleansing sense of earnestness that parallels the sisterhood's yearning for acceptance and connection." -Slant Magazine

"The drama is a poignant paean to young women and feminine creativity, bolstered by impressive performances from a fresh cast and a sense of breathy, hyper-aware immediacy that captures the heady now-ness of adolescence." -The Wrap

"The Sisterhood of Night is a film about the bond between girls—how we connect and how being friends is the most magical thing in the world." -Rookie Magazine

Get ready for Sisterhood! xoxo, Team Sisterhood

The Sisterhood of Night in Theaters and VOD 4.10.2015!

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Dear Kickstarter Supporters: 

We are so happy to announce that The Sisterhood of Night will be released on April 10 in theaters across the country and on VOD! We can't wait to share the movie with everyone, but especially with you, our loyal backers who have been with us from the beginning. We'll be following up with details on cities and theaters very soon.

In anticipation of our release, the movie will be playing in upcoming festivals & screenings. Here is a list of dates and locations where you can join us, many which will be followed by q+a's with some of us on the Sisterhood team:

KINGSTON, NEW YORK - Upstate New York Women in Film & Television 3/8 2pm

PORTLAND - Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival 3/12 6:30pm, with opening night reception at 5pm 

SAN FRANCISCOCenter for Asian American Media Film Festival 3/13 7pm, 3/14 5pm, 3/15 9:10pm

LOS ANGELES - Women's International Film Festival 3/21 6pm 

VERMONT - Green Mountain Film Festival 3/23 5:45pm 

NEW HAVEN, CT - Yale University, Linsly –Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street, Room 101, 3/26 7pm (no tickets required) 

ATLANTA - Atlanta Film Festival 3/27 7:15pm 

We really hope that you'll be part of this next important phase by helping us spread the word and creating buzz--by word of mouth, on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat: SisterhoodFilm) and showing up at the theater. 

See you at the movies! And in the meantime, check out our trailer below. 

xoxo, Team Sisterhood

The secret's out...

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Dear Kickstarter Supporters:

We have finally finished the highly anticipated movie you all heroically supported! We are now in the midst of planning the commercial release of the film and we will be sending you more exciting details on this very soon.

Meanwhile, we are thrilled to announce that The Sisterhood of Night has been invited to be the Centerpiece screening at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival! We filmed Sisterhood in Kingston, NY (about ten miles south of Woodstock) at this exact time of year, so it will be a happy homecoming in the fall colors of a community that supported the film on both sides of the camera.

The screenings will be on October 18th at 7pm and October 19th at 5pm. Tickets are available HERE.

Thanks so much for still being a part of this journey, and stay tuned for more updates as we enter the next frontier - the big launch!

xoxo, Team Sisterhood

Make a Wish...

Dear Friends:

For the past few months we've been in post-production on the movie and have some exciting news to share with you!

We just launched our new website, so come over and say hello. You can meet the cast, see the very first released production still, photographed by teen photographer Olivia Bee, and other photos by our teen contest winner Caroline Doering. Also, don't miss the Kickstarter section where you'll find a small token of our enduring appreciation for your support in making The Sisterhood of Night. Thank you to Reeve Jolliffe at Gas Tower Studio for designing the site. Here it is:

http://www.thesisterhoodofnight-movie.com

Please welcome the newest members of our creative team:

Our editor is Aaron Yanes. In 2010, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for HBO's You Don't Know Jack directed by Barry Levinson and produced by our own Lydia Pilcher. Previously he worked with Levinson on Poliwood and The Bay, and was also the editor for the James Toback-directed Tyson and Seduced and Abandoned. We love Aaron--he was editing Sisterhood on his birthday!

Our music composing team is The Crystal Method and Tobias Enhus. Since their platinum debut album, The Crystal Method (Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland) has brought us enduring dance floor anthems, airwave smashes, and collaborations with amazing artists including New Order’s Peter Hook and Emily Haines of Metric. Their fifth album releases in the fall. Tobias Enhus is an accomplished composer for film and video games. He most recently scored Between Us starring Julia Styles and has been providing compositions to our favorite films for over a decade. We can't wait for you to hear what they've created for Sisterhood.

More news is coming soon!

xxTeam Sisterhood

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