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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Gen Art Film Festival

UPDATE 4/8/2009:

"My Suicide" won the Jury award: Best Picture, Audience Award: Best Picture, and Stargazer award for Gabriel Sunday!

Yay!!! Congratulations to all the Cast and crew and specially to Arvin!!!

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Gen Art is the leading arts and entertainment organization dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians and visual artists. With offices in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago Gen Art produces over 100 events annually ranging from media generating high profile programs including a week-long film festival to star-studded fashion shows to the Vanguard Art Fair during Miami Art Basel, to more intimate programs such as art receptions and tours, film screenings and live music showcases." (http://www.genart.org/about)


So I did miss the premiere of "My Suicide" at the Gen Art Film Festival in New York. I was so jealous cause everyone else had a blast. Coco - my youngest sister - went and raved about it. I am not saying it is good because the film's animator - Arvin - is my cousin. Okay, okay, so maybe I am a little biased. But he really is very talented and the movie is really good.

Everyone who watched the movie came out with a deep understanding of a serious issue that's facing today's teens.

For more info on GenArt and all the other movies showcased in this year's festival click here or type http://www.genart.org/filmfestival on your browser.

Here are some pictures Coco took from the premiere and the after party.

"My Suicide" cast and crew


"Maddening, disarming, undisciplined, incisive, solipsistic: adjectives to describe teen behavior in general and "My Suicide" in particular…its guerrilla style should catapult the pic to major cult status.” – Variety


At the after party held at HOME (532 W 27th St NYC) from left: Aunt, Coco, Laya, Arvin and Lynn.
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