Thursday, September 7, 2006

'Press For Truth' Premieres!

Tonight's simultaneous world premieres on both coasts were resounding successes. The Manhattan event at Two Boots Pioneer Theater, not far from Ground Zero, was attended by 9/11 father Bob McIlvaine, 'Terror Timeline' author Paul Thompson, director Ray Nowosielski, executive producers Kyle F. Hence and Rory O'Connor, co-producer John Duffy, post-production coordinator Glenn Beatty, Globalvision co-founder Danny Schechter, a number of Sept. 11th family members, and a host of other invited guests. The press turned out, including a not-to-be-named-here journalist from the New York Times and a camera crew from European television. Thanks to Rob Falotico and Guy for their assistance all night.

Over in the San Francisco Bay area, co-executive producer Ken Ellis presided over two back-to-back screenings for excited crowds at Oakland's famed Grand Lake Theater. Much thanks to Carol Brouillet for her help in coordinating.

Coinciding with the premiere, 'Press For Truth' also received a good dose of press coverage today. 'The Boston Globe' film critic Jay Carr gave the movie an amazing "3 1/2 out of 4 stars" in a review published in today's 'AM New York', a daily New York City morning newspaper by the Tribune Company.

Bonnie Britton, film critic for 'The Indianapolis Star', the only major Indiana newspaper, wrote an article on the front page of the Entertainment section entitled "Disturbing 9/11 film is work of Hoosier". Said "Hoosier" refers to director Ray Nowosielski, whose hometown is Indianapolis.

This follows another Indianapolis news article published a week ago in 'NUVO Newsweekly' entitled "Sept. 11 and the Pursuit of Truth".

'The Santa Maria Sun', the newspaper for northern Santa Barbara County, California, and 'The New Times SLO', the largest circulated paper in San Luis Obispo County, California, jointly published a major new article by reporter Shawna Galassi on 'Press For Truth' headlined "Film, five years later: Take another look at the events surrounding 9/11".

Champaign, Illinois' alternative newsweekly 'The Weekly Buzz' featured both a front page story headlined "9/11 Truth Film Comes Through Town" about the movie's upcoming engagement over the next four days at Boardman's Art Theater, as well as an original interview with Paul Thompson in an article entitled "Paul Thompson: Media Sage".

Strangely enough, Poland's nationwide weekly magazine Przekroj (translation: "Cross Section") also featured a long article today about 'Press For Truth' entitled "Koniec Zaloby?".

Air America had Paul Thompson back on 'The Randi Rhodes Show' again to talk about the movie, the third time in a little over a month. Much thanks to host Randi Rhodes for the exposure. She also provided a link to from her show's web site. You can listen to an MP3 recording of today's show by clicking on the "Sept. 7 Show" archive at the right side of this page.

Paul Thompson also joined director Ray Nowosielski for a phone interview on KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregon, publicizing the opening of the movie that will take place there at the CineMagic Theater on Sunday afternoon. Listen to a stream of the show.

Thompson and Nowosielski are currently hopping a plane to Indianapolis for tomorrow's opening at the downtown Hollywood Bar & Filmworks. If you are in New York City, be sure to attend the first public showing tomorrow at Two Boots Pioneer Theater, or the Sunday afternoon screening there.

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