July 20, 2009

Nightmares in Rhode Island

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue will make its North American debut at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Thursday, August 6, at 9:30pm. The screening will take place at the Columbus Theatre Arts Center, and will be preceded by the 2009 Australian short film The water was dark and it went forever down, directed by Miranda Edmonds.

A second screening will be held at midnight on Friday, August 7, at the nearby Cable Car Cinema in Providence. The documentary will be preceded by three 2009 horror shorts: Danse Macabre by Pedro Pires, Thirsty by Andrew Kasch, and The Babysitter by Kristen Gray.

July 9, 2009

Nightmares in Deauville

Nightmares in Red, White and Blue has been accepted into this year's Deauville Festival of American Cinema! The festival will take place in September, and the documentary will be featured in the "Les Docs de l'Oncle Sam" category -- alongside Boy Interrupted (a 2008 nominee for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival), Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim's It Might Get Loud (a profile of guitar heroes Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White), Food Inc. (an "unflattering look" at America's corporate-controlled food industry), The Cove (an environmentalist exposé shot off of the coast of Japan), The September Issue (a profile of Vogue magazine's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour) and When You're Strange (a brand new doc about The Doors singer Jim Morrison, featuring never-before-seen footage).

Jean-Pierre Jeunet, director of Delicatessen (1991), Alien: Resurrection (1997) and Amelie (2001), will chair the festival jury this year, and high profile guests will include Harrison Ford, Meryl Streep, Andy Garcia and Robin Wright Penn. Deauville will also pay homage to the late Robert Aldrich, director of The Big Knife (1955), Kiss Me Deadly (1955) and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).