Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Award-winning NH Film Opens at Red River Theatres

Beginning February 27, Red River Theatres in Concord offers up an "art house cinema" alternative to March Madness basketball. The festival award-winning, New Hampshire made film, Dribbles, will screen during a one-week run and feature two post-film discussions with its filmmakers Thomas and Heidi Tosi. The post-film discussions will follow the Friday and Saturday screenings.

Coinciding with the theatrical run, Dribbles will also be released on DVD. In addition to the main feature, the disc offers an intriguing look into how this successful small budget film came to be. Filmmaker audio commentary and a sixteen-minute behind-the-scenes documentary detail some of the local artists, bands, organizations, and locations that came together in the production of the movie.

Last summer, the Tosis were honored with the New England Emerging Filmmakers Award at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Cape Cod where festival programmers called their work "...a handmade film with great feeling." Dribbles, the first feature-length film produced by the couple, was an official selection at four film festivals, named "Best NH Film 2007" at the S.N.O.B. Film Festival, and received a full five-star average audience rating at the New Hampshire Film Festival in Portsmouth.

Dribbles tells the story of a high school artist trying to prove himself to his runaway father by winning a championship basketball jacket. The film was shot entirely in New Hampshire, features a cast culled from over 500 auditions, and was produced under a special low budget agreement with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).

The Dove Foundation, an independent ratings organization, awarded Dribbles the Dove Family Seal of Approval for ages 12 and over.

More information about the theatrical screenings and DVD availability can be found at the official movie website, www.dribblesmovie.com.