Hey, fans! Sorry for being so silent here on the blog for so long. Indie filmmaking requires a lot of different hats to be worn by too few people and so, unfortunately, the blogger hat was hanging for too long on the hat rack. But we're back! And here's the press release that went out last week announcing some good news...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Toronto ON - April 2, 2013) - Feature documentary SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT, which chronicles the absurd fame of Canadian actor Rob Stewart in Serbia, continues its festival run as an official selection at the Chicago International Movies & MusicFestival (CIMMfest) April 18-21, 2013. The film will screen on Friday, April 19 at 6pm at the Society for Arts.
The doc made its world premiere in Toronto at North by Northeast Music & Film Festival last June, was an official selection at Cinema City International Film Fest in Serbia and rounded out the year by taking home Best Documentary at the Zagreb International Film Festival -- an honour which touched the filmmakers immensely. “It was very gratifying for us because our documentary, which features the story of the non-violent Serbian resistance movement, won this award in Croatia, a country that Serbian dictator Milosevic was bombing two decades ago. Most of our audience at the Zagreb screening weren’t even aware that there was a Serbian peace movement since the information was suppressed by the Milosevic regime at the time,” explains producer/co-director, Liza Vespi.
Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment, which holds all domestic rights, will launch SLAUGHTER NICK FOR PRESIDENT on its Canadian theatrical release in Toronto at the Carlton Cinema, May 10-16.