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     BLUE STATE
USA, 2007, 90 mins, Color (Language)

MIDWEST PREMIERE

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Writer & Director: Marshall Lewy
Producer: Kyle Irving, Andrew Paquin
Executive Producer: Anna Paquin, Kevin Richardson, Nathaniel Salter, Vince Vannelli
Original Music:
Nathan Johnson
Cinematographer: Phil Parmet
Editor: Adam B. Stein
Casting Director: Jim Heber
Production Designers: Ricardo Alms, Deanne Rohde
Cast: Breckin Meyer, Anna Paquin

www.bluestatemovie.com


OFFICIAL SELECTION 2007 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

On the eve of the 2004 elections, Democratic political activist John Logue (Breckin Meyer) makes a drunken promise captured by a local news station in Ohio, where he's been campaigning for candidate John Kerry: he will move to Canada if George W. Bush gets re-elected. Once the results are in, a devastated Logue returns to San Francisco to find that his old life has slipped away and his friends are goading him to follow through on his pledge. When he gets a call from Marry-a- Canadian; an organization that is “rescuing” liberals from four more years of George W. Bush, he places an ad for a road trip partner and meets the mysterious Chloe (Anna Paquin). As they set off on the open highway, it soon becomes clear that Chloe is running from her own set of problems - ones that will challenge each of their political and moral ideals.

With thoughtful reflections on responsibility, living up to what you believe in, and the meaning of commitment, this youthful, smart film will resonate more deeply than a romantic comedy. Meyer and Paquin deliver fine, nuanced performances.

excerpt by Katharine P. Jose, Courtesy of 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
    --Tribeca Film Festival
Marshall Lewy
Marshall Lewy's first short film, Balkanization, about a war photographer returning home from the conflict in 1990'sYugoslavia, starred Mark Feuerstein (In Her Shoes). It appeared in a number of film festivals and has been distributed around the world by Shorts International. It was also chosen as one of the twenty-five quarterfinalist films to participate in the 2003 Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival. Blue State is Lewy's first feature film. He is currently developing his second feature, Exodus, with RK Films. Lewy received his MFA at Columbia University. As an actor, Lewy appeared in the Independent Spirit Award-winning feature film, Funny Ha Ha.
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          ROBOTS ARE BLUE
USA, 2005, 8:00 mins, Color

MICHIGAN PREMIERE

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Director: Bill Sebastian

www.robotsareblue.com

In a future workplace infiltrated by robots, sometimes the line between human and machine becomes blurred.

 
Showings
06/8/07 09:00 PMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 
06/9/07 11:30 AMVenue 2 (SCA)
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
400 Culver Street
 


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