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Quick Feet, Soft Hands: Television Screenings

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

A number of public television screenings have been added for “Quick Feet, Soft Hands.”

To help audiences track down the movie, we’ve created a GoogleMap (below). In some cases, the film will be showing on multiple streams (i.e., regular and Hi-Def), so double-check with your local listings to confirm the details listed here.

If the film is not yet available in your area, contact your local station to request it.


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Opening Day: “Quick Feet, Soft Hands” on Television

Monday, April 6th, 2009

As you may know, today is the Opening Day of the 2009 baseball season. The beginning of a new baseball season is like a premiere, in a way: Anticipation. Expectations. Excitement.

As a kind of tie-in, the good folks at NETA and ITVS have decided to begin offering my (minor league) baseball-themed half-hour film, “Quick Feet, Soft Hands“, to public television stations nationwide this month. (It will be available after April, too.) Some stations (in L.A., Detroit, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere) have already picked it up.

If you’d like to see it broadcast in your area, call or email your station to request it! Here’s how:

To find your station, click on this link to find your station, and search with your zip code. After it shows you the station, click “next” and the website will provide an email and/or phone number for the station.

When you talk with the station you don’t need to make things too complicated — just tell them how you know about the film, and why you’d like to see it.

EDIT: Known screenings are now being listed, as up-to-the-date as is possible, on the QFSH Facebook page.

IndieMemphis: Quick Feet, Soft Hands, etc.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Quick Feet, Soft Hands will be screening at IndieMemphis this weekend. If you’ve not seen it and you’re in the area, check it out on Sunday.

Sadly, I won’t be able to attend. Instead I’ve got to run to D.C. to do some final post-production work on the Quick Feet television version, which I need to deliver to ITVS by the end of the month.

In addition to missing all the great films that IM’s new festival director Erik Jambor has selected, I’m also bummed that I’m missing out on an all-to-infrequent opportunity to feast on authentic Memphis BBQ.

If this year’s IndieMemphis is any indication, Jambor is going to do great things for the festival as it chugs into its second decade. Hopefully I’ll be able to be there with the next one. To all that attend — enjoy!

UFVA 2008: Those Who Teach, Make

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

As you probably guessed, I’ve taken a little break from SRF. I wish I could say that it was a planned vacation, but a combination of travel, work on my own projects, the beginning of the school year and some crazy good life stuff meant the blogging got pushed aside.

One thing I did mean to write about was my experience at the University Film and Video Association Conference in August. For those of you that don’t know, UFVA is the professional association for professors of filmmaking, screenwriting, and film studies. This was my first time attending the conference, and it was a lot of fun. I had the chance to meet up with some old film school friends who, like me, are now teachers, and I met lots of new folks who encounter the same sorts of challenges to filmmaking that I do (among them, living in so-called flyover territory).

The conference features a mix of screenings and panels. Among my favorite panel presentations: Jennifer Proctor (Grand Valley State) who talked about teaching creativity; John O’Leary (Villanova), who discussed the practicalities of running a university-supported film lecture series; JJ Murphy, who discussed non-traditional screenwriting approaches (drawing on films like Ronnie Bronstein’s Frownland); and Seth Mulliken, who gave an awesome talk on film sound.

Of the screenings, probably my favorite film was Irinia Patkanian‘s Second Egyptian, a story of two immigrants in New York that has an amazing sense of poetic realism. For my part, I screened Quick Feet, Soft Hands, which was honored with the Jury Prize in Narrative Film. Needless to say, getting this award from my peers was a great honor.

Note: The title to this blog post is cribbed from a Scribe Video Center screening. I’ll discuss Scribe in a future post.

Quick Feet, Soft Hands @ the Maryland Film Festival

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

Quick Feet, Soft Hands will be screening at the Maryland Film Festival this weekend. If you’re in the Baltimore area come on down to see it and the other amazing films in the MD FF lineup.

Quick Feet, Soft Hands Showtimes:

Shorts Program: Narrative 2
Friday, May 2 @ 1:30 pm
Sunday, May 4 @ 11:00 am
Charles Theater 4

Among the films I’m eager to see: David Lowery’s A Catalog of Anticipations, James M. Johnston’s Merrily, Merrily, Barry Jenkins’ Medicine for Melancholy, the Duplass Bros.’ Baghead, Azezel Jacobs’ Momma’s Man and many others.

And I’m not even counting the films that I’ve already managed to see (like Nights & Weekends and At the Death House Door).