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A former film exec spends a life-changing 24 hours with a young writer whose work she rejected almost a year earlier.
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Palms Springs—New Voices/New Visions



I have some more good news.  "Grand Street" will not only be having its U.S. premiere at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival but it is also being showcased in the international New Voices/New Visions program.  See blurb or click link—

The New Voices/New Visions Award will honor one of 10 films from top emerging international directors marking their feature film debut at the Festival, with the additional criteria that the films selected are currently without US distribution. The winner is selected by a jury of US distributors and will receive a glass sculpture designed for the Festival by renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Films selected for this year include:

Afterlife (Hungary), Director Virág Zomborácz

Chubby (Belgium), Director Bruno Deville

Fidelio, Alice’s Journey (France), Director Lucie Borleteau

Grand Street (USA), Director Lex Sidon

Henri Henri (Canada), Director Martin Talbot

Manpower (Israel), Director Noam Kaplan

A Moonless Night (Uruguay), Director Germán Tejeira

No One’s Child (Serbia), Director Vuk Ršumovic

Theeb (Jordan), Director Naji Abu Nowar

What’s Between Us (Switzerland), Director Claudia Lorenz

I also want to let you know that the "Grand Street" website has been redesigned and just relaunched. Please check it out at

In the mean time, here is the write-up we got for the festival, it also has all the screening times and details.  See below or click link—

Hope some of you can make it.  Charlotte Riley is coming from London and we'd love to see you.  

Happy holidays,


Grand Street's U.S. Premiere

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Hi Everyone,

I'm happy to report that "Grand Street" will have its U.S. premiere at the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Held January 2-12, PSIFF is the 3rd largest attended film fest in North America and will be an excellent showcase for the film. Hopefully, some of you who live in the area will come.  The festival program has not been officially announced but once it is (you can check, tickets will become available. 

Unfortunately, I won't be able to stay in Palm Springs for long as we are expecting a son, our first child, in late December—a Christmas Baby who should keep us pretty busy into the new year and then some. Our website will be back up in a few days  ( and I know I keep saying it but I will follow up as promised with the gifts—still need to print posters, (along with a list of things), etc.  

"Grand Street" has been a longer, harder road than I ever imagined.  Thanks again so much for all your support, patience, and goodwill.  I remain most beholden. 

Love always,


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