Fish Kill Blog: News & Screenings

Sweatin' in Florida and Los Angeles

Has it really been a year since our SXSW world premiere last March? We're terrible about posting upcoming screenings, but always be sure to check our MySpace page to get the most up-to-date listings.

COMING SOON! If you happen to be in or near the Orlando area in late March or early April, come check out FISH KILL FLEA, which will be playing at the 2008 Florida Film Festival in the documentary feature competition (our first time ever in juried competition, click image for details):

And if you're in Los Angeles, here's our long-awaited L.A. premiere:

Thanks to all who keep continuing to support our little film, especially those filmmakers and programmers and other moviegoers who have come out to see it for the second and even third times. In reverse chronological order, here's where we've been since we posted about Dallas last August:

Bradford (UK)
Lake County (Lake County, IL)
Würzburg (Germany)

Cucalorus (Wilmington, NC)
Cork (Ireland)
Brooklyn Independent (Brooklyn, NY)
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, AL)
UnionDocs (Brooklyn, NY)


Just a quick note, true believers and '80s oil barons: FKF will be back in TX at the 20th annual Dallas Video Festival. If you still haven't seen the film (or you'd like to make yourself laugh and cry for the 8th time), we'll be screening on Sunday, August 5th (@ 3:00pm) at the Dallas Theater Center.

For tickets and more info, clicky here.

(Thanks for the invite, Bart!)

NYC Premiere July 21st... on a Rooftop!

Man oh man, we've been waiting half an eternity for this one, and it's finally here. FKF will make its home-turf premiere (Brooklyn, not Fishkill) on Saturday, July 21st at Rooftop Films!!! We'll be screening the film under the stars of the New York summer sky, all on top of the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Doors open at 8pm.

But wait, as the man says, there's more! Rooftop has organized a uniquely exciting program around us that night, so we hope you all can make the trek. At 8:30pm, renowned experimental filmmaker Jennifer Reeves presents her Sundance short, Light Work Mood Disorder, a live collaboration with equally renowned clarinetist-composer Anthony Burr that should blow your minds so hard and fast that you may not recover in time to see our film. Here's a taste of that experience:

"Found images from 20th century educational films are sewn together with melted down pharmaceuticals affixed directly to the film, and form a concentrated fusion with pulsating electronic sounds and an acoustic multi-tonal bass clarinet."

At 9pm, representatives from Interboro Partners and The Center for Urban Pedagogy will offer up a short architectural/design presentation about many of the themes in Fish Kill Flea. We ran into Daniel D'Oca at the flea market while filming two years ago, as he and his crew were constructing a project about reinventing the Dutchess Mall's dead space. They went on to win some awards, and the Rooftop curators just happened to meet them after programming our film. The rest is pure unabashed synchronicity, and a lovely way to segue into our NEW YORK PREMIERE AT 9:30PM... (And yes, we'll be there for a post-screening Q&A.) See ya then!

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FKF Visits "deadCENTER" of the Country

Did you know Oklahoma City is officially and geographically the bullseye heart of the United States? (We didn't, sadly to say.) And did you know that OKC's deadCENTER Film Festival has invited FKF to screen as part of its 7th Annual extravaganza? (Well, you do now!)

With a projected attendance of 4,000 cinephiles and over 100 films to catch, plus panels and boozy soirees, Oklahoma's hip lil' downtown event ain't so little any more! Jennifer and Aaron will be representin' (while Brian ventures off for the next month to teach kids about the wonders of DV filmmaking), so if you're anywhere near OKC' s Harkins Bricktown Three on either Friday, JUNE 8 (3:00pm) or Saturday, JUNE 9 (5:00pm), come see the film and hang out!

Until then, PLEASE help us generate some buzz down there in Flaming Lips country, simply by scheduling to see us on your B-Side calendar. Details can be found here.

(Mucho thanks to Cacky, Kim and the whole deadCENTER squadron!)