Tuesday, September 13, 2005

New Press Release

I just thought I'd post the press release with the official announcement of the Vancouver festival and the schedule for the stuff we're doing for the release. On top of the events mentioned below, we'll also be doing a signing at the UVSC bookstore on the 27th from 12-2.

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Contact: Bryan Young
(801) 427-3638

Provo, UT – Minority Films is proud to announce this week the inclusion of "This Divided State" in the 24th annual Vancouver International Film Festival. The award-winning documentary, which centers around the controversy that ensued after a
small college in the center of the most conservative state in the nation invited liberal filmmaker Michael Moore to speak on campus two weeks before the 2004 presidential election, has also been slated for a September 27th national DVD release date. The special edition disc includes two hours of bonus material, filmmakers commentaries and several deleted scenes.
To promote the DVD, Minority Films will be holding a release party September 26th at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City. It starts at 10:00pm, discounted copies of the film will be availiable and there will be live music. There will also be a signing with the filmmakers at Borders Books on Main Street in Downtown SLC on September 28th at 7:00pm.
This Divided State gained national notoriety after Campus Progress, an offshoot of the Washington, D.C. based Center for American Progress, sponsored a coast to coast college tour which garnered attention from such respected media outlets as The Washington Post and National Public Radio. Right on the heels of its whirlwind tour, the film was programmed at the 2005 Santa Cruz Film Festival, where it walked away with the Audience Award for Best Documentary. This Divided State has been hailed by audiences on both sides of the political spectrum as a successfully balanced documentary on the hot-button subject of the cultural divide in the nation. One reviewer from the went so far as to say that This Divided State was "…more important than anything Michael Moore has made to date."

People who wish to see the movie in their local theatres are encouraged to visit the films official website
(www.thisdividedstate.com) to check a list of theatres playing the film as well as stores that will be carrying the DVD.

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