Thursday, November 15, 2007

Variety: "Sensation of Sight" 4th for Weekend for Average Gross Per Engagement

The Sensation of Sight, an independent feature film produced by the New Hampshire-based production company Either/Or Films, opened to a sold-out crowd at the 900-seat Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH, on November 9th. The opening weekend box office gross for the film ranked fourth highest in the nation in average gross per theatre according to Variety, the film industry’s leading trade newspaper.

While most of the 113 films currently in release in the U.S. had higher overall grosses and many played in hundreds of theatres, The Sensation of Sight’s average edged out Universal’s blockbuster American Gangster, Paramount’s Bee Movie, and Warner Brothers' Fred Claus, following behind only No Country For Old Men, Holly, and Om Santi Om.

The Sensation of Sight opens November 16th at the Peterborough Community Theatre in Peterborough, and on November 30 at the Red River Theatres in Concord. According to the film’s executive producer, Buzz McLaughlin, after the film’s debut run in New Hampshire and a screening at the Santa Fe Film Festival, the film will head out to art houses in major cities across the U.S. Next month it will be featured abroad at the International Philosophy Film Festival in Krakow, Poland, and at the Tallin Black Nights Film Festival in Estonia.

Shot entirely in Peterborough, NH, in 2005, the film stars 2006 Academy Award Best Actor nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, The Bourne Ultimatum), who portrays an English teacher named Finn as he enters a midlife crisis impelled by a tragedy for which he counts himself responsible. In addition to Strathairn, the film also features performances by actors Ian Somerhalder (“Boone” on the TV series Lost), Ann Cusack (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), Scott Wilson (Junebug, Monster, In Cold Blood), Jane Adams (Little Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Daniel Gillies (Captivity, Spider-Man 2), Joe Mazello (Jurassic Park), and Elisabeth Waterston (The Prince and Me).

For more information, contact Kris McLaughlin at 973-476-0072 or at krismclaughlin@mindspring.com.