I've been traveling to festivals with TEST and it's been a lovely trip. We've been warmly received by smart audiences, had thought-provoking Q & A’s and gotten some terrific reviews (see links below). There are more festivals in the upcoming months, perhaps one in your city. You can find an updated list here.
We'll continue our festival run through the winter (with two big international dates yet to be announced for January and February, so stay tuned!) and our limited theatrical release will be in April, 2014. In June, 2014 the film will be more widely available on DVD, VOD and SVOD, thanks to my distributor Wolfe Video in partnership with iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Comcast, etc.
But I can't ask you to wait for June 2014 to finally get your Kickstarter DVD or VOD Reward! Also, thank you for your extreme patience! I’m sending out the info survey now and you’ll have the option of getting an old school DVD mailed to you (these will be handmade DVDs with handwritten labels, but the movie will look good) or, alternately, a Vimeo link with password where you'll have two full weeks to watch TEST online in HD (the DVD is Standard Def).
For those of you who haven’t seen the film yet, I’m happy to finally be bringing it to you.
And here, as promised, are some of the reviews we’ve gotten:
"A film of rare electricity and intelligence." "If there was ever a contemporary film that illuminates why queer cinema still matters, this is it." FILM COMMENT http://tiny.cc/wsd92w
"A breathtaking little film...beautiful and captivating." THE ADVOCATE http://tiny.cc/84lu0w
"Excellent, gripping, surprisingly funny and beautifully shot." OUT MAGAZINE http://tiny.cc/1s8b0w
"Test has already been compared to Bill Sherwood’s 1986 film, Parting Glances, widely regarded as a landmark of gay cinema." NY TIMES http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/movies/newfest-of-gay-films-opens-at-lincoln-center.html?ref=movies
“Deeply rewarding...with a delightful feel for period detail.” LA WEEKLY http://tiny.cc/f6lu0w
"Hugely entertaining...Test climaxes gloriously in a late-night dance-your-ass-off.” BAY AREA REPORTER http://tiny.cc/ki9z0w
"The lithe Marlowe and his staggering cheekbones give a nuanced performance." INDIE WIRE http://tiny.cc/kj9z0w
Chris Mason Johnson