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Friday, December 22, 2006

Off the Black a "lovely, ghostly work" - The Boston Globe :: Message from director James Ponsoldt


Off the Black, the off-beat drama starring Nick Nolte, opens in DC & Boston today. The film's director James Ponsoldt has a brief message that he wants to share, so here is James:

Hey there--

"OFF THE BLACK" opens today in BOSTON (AMC LOEWS HARVARD 5) and WASHINGTON D.C. (E STREET CINEMA). Please check it out if you're in one of those cities and let your friends know that it's playing.

We need all your support! We're a low-budget independent film with a next-to-nothing advertising budget (I'm really not kidding--practically no ads!), so word of mouth is vital...or else we'll be bumped from the theater by studio flicks (like "Eragon").

Thank you so much and enjoy your holidays!

Yours and I am,
James

P.S. In addition to getting raves today in "The Boston Herald" and "The Boston Phoenix," we just received a beautiful review in "The Boston Globe." I've included it below...

'Off the Black' is on target By Ty Burr, Globe Staff December 22, 2006

"Off the Black" is a small, dry, emotionally loaded short story that has been carried to film like baked fish to a platter. Nick Nolte's character goes fishing in one scene, and he certainly drinks like one, but the allusive power of writer-director James Ponsoldt's debut is entirely a matter of scale. It's a lovely, ghostly work.

Read the rest of the review here.

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Here's my review of Off the Black and a long, informative & entertaining interview with James re: directing the movie - his first feature.

And if you live in DC or Boston, go check out Off the Black, it should be time & money well spent.

- Sujewa

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- Sujewa

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