Girlfriend (2011)

GIRLFRIEND (2011) HD/RED 94 mins.

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CAST and CREW:

writer/director: Justin LERNER

producers: Jerad ANDERSON, Kristina Lauren ANDERSON, Justin LERNER, Shaun O’BANION

cinematographer: Quyen TRAN

starring: Shannon WOODWARD, Jackson RATHBONE, Amanda PLUMMER, Evan SNEIDER

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

2010 Toronto International Film Festival

2011 Festroia International Film Festival

2011 Moscow International Film Festival

2011 Falway Film Fleadh

2011 Woods Hole Film Festival

2011 White Sands International Film Festival

2011 Flanders International Film Festival (Ghent)

2011 Sao Paulo International Film Festival

WINNER:

Audience Award, 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards

Jury Prize, “Best Narrative Feature”, 2011 Woods Hole Film Festival

Audience Award, “Best of the Fest”, 2011 Woods Hole Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize, 2011 White Sands International Film Festival

Best Director, 2011 White Sands International Film Festival

Audience Award, “Best U.S. Feature Film”, 2011 Mill Valley Film Festival

INTERVIEWS:

BBC Radio Interview with Justin Lerner, Karen Zarindast of BBC World Service’s “The Strand” (Producer: Simon Pitts)

REVIEWS:

The Hollywood Reporter (Ray Bennett)

Toronto Metro (Rafael Brusilow)

Salon (Andrew O’Hehir)

HitFix (Drew McWeeny)

Boston Herald (Brett Michel)

“Accomplished and tense…[newcomer] Evan Sneider hands scenes of tenderness, mystery, and anger with much skill. [Shannon] Woodward matches him.”

–Ray Bennett, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Evan Sneider and Amanda Plummer are wonderful together…Plummer is quite brilliant.”

–John Anderson, VARIETY

“The most important film I saw at Toronto this year.”

–Janice Page, THE BOSTON GLOBE

“A sweet, beguiling, and at times wrenching debut from writer-director Justin Lerner.”

–Steve Pond, THE WRAP

“GIRLFRIEND is warm, sharp, funny, complex..I saw it four months ago and it’s still under my skin.”

–Jane Schoettle, programmer, TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

“[Evan] Sneider shines in his first feature-length role…It’s a part that requires subtlety and sophistication and Sneider’s nuanced performance is a cornerstone for the entire film.”

–Raphael Brusilow, METRO CANADA

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