Member Screening: Burning Annie
|Production Still: "Burning Annie"|
Join us for this month's NYWIFT Member Screening Series featuring Burning Annie by Joanna Rudolph (Executive Producer). Rudolph, screenwriter Zack Ordynans and producer Randy Mack will be available for a Q&A immediately following the screening.
The screening series provides members with the opportunity to show their work in a theatrical setting. Screenings take place at Anthology Film Archives, followed by networking at a nearby bar.
Van Flesher (Director)
Joanna Rudolph (Executive Producer, NYWIFT Member)
Burning Annie is the story of Max, a college student in 1998 who believes all of life's answers are in Annie Hall, including the futility of romance. Just as Max begins to suspect the film is ruining his life, he meets a young woman who might be the modern Annie and goes into a romantic tailspin.
"A thoroughly professional comedy. Well-paced, attractive and smartly acted." - Matt Zoller Seitz, The New York Times
"Bittersweet riff in an anxiously auspicious debut. Appealing performances nail an exceptionally canny script." - Nathan Lee, Village Voice
"A surprising little charmer. Sharp Writing and genuinely sweet sensibility." - Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
Watch the trailer.
Joanna Rudolph has completed stints at October Films, Scott Rudin Productions, Michael Mailer and Danny Bigel’s company Bigel/Mailer Films, Cowboy Pictures, and USA Films (now Focus Features). In 2003 she received Associate Producer credit on the award-winning film short Veronika's Birthday, which played in festivals worldwide receiving audience and critical praise. Her production company, iCatcher Films LLC, was formed in 2003 and its first produced film short Yin/Yang (2006) had its world premiere at the Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival. Since then, iCatcher Films LLC has produced writer/director David Pomes’ short film Summer with Mrs. Von Mausch (2011) and Ben Garchar’s The Ascent (2013). Burning Annie, which premiered as a rough-cut at the Hamptons International Film Festival in 2003, was acquired for DVD distribution in 2007 by Warner Bros’ Light Year Entertainment and will be re-released on digital platforms worldwide via Sundance’s Creative Distribution Initiative in 2017. Burning Annie generated positive reviews in publications such as The Village Voice, The New York Times and New York Magazine/Vulture during its one-week theatrical run at NYC’s Pioneer Theater in 2007. Currently, Rudolph is in post-production on the feature documentary Rough Ride: Race for Mayor in Charm City, which is about the Baltimore mayoral election.
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Sep. 22, 2017