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August 01, 2008

In search of a midnight kiss & Frozen River premiere today!

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IN SEARCH OF A MIDNIGHT KISS

Guerrilla Fillmaker Alex Holdridge lunched his career in 2001 with a small film called Wrong Numbers that end up winning the Audience Award of the Austin Film Festival, the budget of the film was $ 10,000 and the story was about two dumped nineteen-year-old men that just want to forget their individual problems over a few beers and was set out into the underage world where strange things happen. Bad directions, bad luck, and teenage-harassing cops stand in the way of these two slackers as they hopelessly meander through the streets of Austin, Texas trying to buy a case of beer. Their patience and worries are pushed to the limit until they are forced to do the unthinkable.   (Yes Superbad people stole the idea, from the same studio, Sony Pictures, where Holdridge was developing a spec script). Read more about this, in the indiewire profile of Alex Holdridge.
 

Now he comes comes with In Search of a midnight kiss, a more adult film with a bigger budget $ 25,000.

Synopsis

Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad in Craigslist, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight. 

Alex Holdridge's black-and-white confection looks to conjure up a sense of contemporary innocence that could be a Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, for grown-ups, executive producer Anne Walker-McBay has had Richard Linklater's back since Slacker.)

FROZEN RIVER

First time director Courtney Hunt made the actors a drive test in the ice, the budget of $ 500,000 didn't allow to have stunts doing it. In words of Quentin Tarantino giving the Grand Jury Award in Sundance:"The film put my heart in a vise and proceeded to twist that vise until the last frame"

Synopsis
A struggling single mom (Melissa Leo) reluctantly partners with a Mohawk Indian woman to make money from running illegal immigrants across from Quebec into the U.S. While both women swear each trip will be their last, one particular run leads to an unexpected confrontation ...

An immigration drama set north of the U.S. something you don't see everyday, but curious as to why this Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning chiller is being released in the middle of summer? This is totally a Fall movie, look out Melisa Leo's performance one of the best of this year so far.

IFC has a very in depth interview with Melissa Leo, Misty Upham and Cortney Hunt.

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