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Thursday, May 22, 2008

See ya tonight in Silver Spring!





The LO-DEF Screening Event & Wild Diner Films presents:

A writer,
A ninja,
A woman who is working on saving the world,
and a guy who works at a bookstore
searching for love in

DATE NUMBER ONE


A movie by new director Sujewa Ekanayake

Thu May 22
8 PM
FREE
The Back Room @ Jackie's
8081 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Event contact: Sujewa Ekanayake, wilddiner@aol.com, 240-354-3394

Date Number One, a comedy about several first dates, is made up of 4 different stories: Story 1 - Start Over, about a writer who tries to get back together with his ex-girlfriend, Story 2 - Just Another Ninja Searching For Love, about a ninja who goes on a blind date (ninja is played by John Stabb Schroeder from the DC punk band G.I.), Story 3 - A Romantic Dinner For 3, about a woman attempting to add a third partner to a romantic relationship, and Story 4 - The Superdelicious French Lesson, about a first date where a character learns a little bit of French in an unusual way. The movie has been discovered to be: "Witty" (GreenCine Daily), "Funny" (The Chutry Experiment), and "Sexy, Sexy, Sexy" (Hollywood Is Talking).

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Starring DC indie film stars John Stabb, Julia Stemper, Jennifer Blakemore, Shervin Boloorian, Dele Butler, Steve Lee, Kelly Ham, Subodh Samudre, Jewel Greenberg

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Not Rated * 90 Minutes * yummy

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SCREENED AT: Goethe-Institut - Washington, DC (World Premiere, May 2006), Northwest Film Forum - Seattle (May 2006), Capital City Microcinema - Kensington, MD (June, October 2006 & March 2007), Sangha - Takoma Park, MD (July 2006), Pioneer Theater, New York City (August 2006), Warehouse Screening Room - Washington, DC (November 2006).

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Director will attend the screening. Brief discussion, Q & A period after the screening (w/ a lot of time to try delicious Jackie's food, drink & hang out afterwards)

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"The film is about as charming as they come...presents a world in which cultures don't clash, they mesh. It's refreshing to see characters who all appear to have a natural optimism, as opposed to the typical indie-film predilection for bitterness and cruelty. "- Michael Tully, Rotterdam & SXSW film festivals selected filmmaker & indieWIRE blogger

"I found the characters and the premise sexy, sexy, sexy."
- Jerry Brewington, Hollywood Is Talking blog, on Story 3 of Date Number One

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"...witty...often inventive...and, even better, airy: characters are given time and space to spell out their views...views that never bear the artificial markings of a Hollywood screenwriter's compulsion to reduce them to sound-bites."
- David Hudson, Editor, GreenCine Daily blog

"FIVE really entertaining, fully realized romantic interludes...a shamefully rare achievement"
- Tom Kipp, Seattle audience member,
former film reviewer for Seattle alternative weekly The Stranger

"Heartfelt...poignant...I loved it!"
- Jon Moritsugu, award winning filmmaker

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"...somehow, someway, in the end, the love of the characters, the positiveness of the film, and Sujewa’s disregard for conventions wins you over. The act of making this film wins you over. There is only a positive through line in this film, and that is rare to see, especially when dealing with characters in their late to early thirties."
- Amir Motlagh, director of the popular '04 Atom Films' short Still Lover & upcoming feature Whale

"Date Number One is quite funny...twentysomethings and occasional thirtysomethings looking for romance recall Richard Linklater's philosopher slackers and Jim Jarmusch's minimalist attention to conversation...also a subtle, thoughtful film...might be understood as the anti-Crash depiction of life in the city...depicts a comfortably multi-ethnic community...I'd happily recommend it."
- Chuck Tryon, media professor & blogger,
The Chutry Experiment blog

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Date Number One website & blog: http://datenumberone08.blogspot.com/

Wild Diner Films: http://www.wilddiner.com/

LO-DEF/The Back Room @ Jackie's

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!Thanks!
[first posted 4/25/08]

3 comments:

1minutefilmreview said...

Fun blog you've got there! Nice.

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The Sujewa said...

hey 1min, thanks a lot!

- sujewa

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