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VF Alumnus Branden King Hits the Road

A Multi-Platform Motion Picture
Starring Ben Foster and Lubna Azabal Directed by Braden King
Written by Braden King and Dani Valent
Produced by Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy
A Parts and Labor / Truckstop Media Production

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HERE News – Fall, 2011:
On the road since Sundance and Berlin

There is a massive amount of news to catch up on, especially if you haven’t been following HERE on Facebook. The film has been traveling the world non-stop since its World Premiere at the 2011 Sundance Festival and European Premiere in Berlin (Winner, C.I.C.A.E. Award), with sold out screenings in Istanbul, Sydney, Karlovy Vary, Yerevan, Melbourne, Milan (Opening Night!) and more in the U.S. and abroad.*

We are thrilled that Strand Releasing will distribute HERE in early 2012. Madman Entertainment has taken Australian rights, Falcon Films has the Middle East and NHK will distribute HERE in Japan. More news soon.

Upcoming screenings:

Chicago International Film Festival
Sat., October 15, 8:15 P.M. and Mon., October 17, 8:00 P.M.
Chicago Connections talk with Director Braden King Sun., October 16, 7:00 P.M.
Director Braden King will be in attendance.

BFI London Film Festival
Wed., October 26, 6:00 P.M. and Thurs., Oct 27, 1:00 P.M.
Director Braden King in attendance.

In November, HERE will travel to the Houston Cinema Arts Festival with Composer Michael Krassner and the Boxhead Ensemble for screenings and a rare performance of the live cinema event HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ]. HERE will also screen at the Vermont Film Festival and Tuscon’s Loft Film Festival in November. Additional 2011 festival screenings include Sao Paulo, Stockholm, Taipei, Ljubljana, and the American Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland. Watch the Facebook page for updates.

HERE – Love in the time of Google Maps
Karina Longworth, LA Weekly / Village Voice
“King’s blending of naturalism and pure cinematic flourish packs an unexpectedly powerful emotional punch. It’s the road trip romance reinvented, remapped.”

Alex Zafiris’ interview with Director Braden King for BOMB
“A stand-out at Sundance and Berlin, Braden King’s HERE deals with themes of exploration in life, cinema, and map-making. Despite the scope of collaborators and media, the project emerges as a deeply personal work that examines the richness and fragility of a moment, and the fragmented elements that bring you there.”

James Ponsoldt’s interview wth Director Braden King for Filmmaker
“HERE concerns itself with the way we see – both each other and the landscape. It’s the story of a romance told in vibrant images. The tiny, dreamy moments spent gazing at the rushing world from a car window, or drinking and laughing with new and old friends – these are the memories that HERE burns into your brain.”


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