g The Film Panel Notetaker: Be the first in NYC to see DATE NUMBER ONE (original post 8/14/06)

Friday, September 22, 2006

Be the first in NYC to see DATE NUMBER ONE (original post 8/14/06)

Please pass along the following note to as many people as you can so we can spread the word about this DIY-made indie film premiering in NYC on Aug. 31. Hope to see you there!

DATE NUMBER ONE, the acclaimed feature-length indie comedy from Do-It-Yourself (DIY) filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake, will make its NYC premiere:

Thursday, August 31st, 2006
9pm
Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B, closer to A)
DATE NUMBER ONE made its world premiere at the Goethe-Institut in Washington, DC, in May. It has since then made its Northwest U.S. premiere at Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, WA, and its Maryland premiere at Capital City Microcinema in Kensington, MD, Sujewaâs hometown, in June.

"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. â- Michael Tully, Director, âCocaine Angelâ â Filmmaker Magazineâs 25 New Faces of Independent Film

âEkanayake has made a very good film, the standouts being the writing, the casting, and the direction of the actors.â
-Hollywoodistalking.com

âDATE NUMBER ONEâs strength is its attention to the local lingo of Washington, DC, not the lingo of the Hill, but the locals who live and work around the cityâ?a subtle, thoughtful film.â
-The Chutry Experiment

ABOUT THE FILM:
DATE NUMBER ONE is a comedy about several first dates, made up of 5 different stories:
1. Just Another Ninja Searching For Love about a ninja who goes on a blind date.2. A Romantic Dinner For 3 about a woman attempting to add a third partner to a romantic relationship.3. Washington âCity Of Love" DC/Start Over about a writer who tries to get back together with his ex-girlfriend.4. Air Quotes Woman about a woman who always uses air quotes, and her search for a new boyfriend.5. The Superdelicious French Lesson about a first date where a character learns a little bit of French in an unusual way.

ABOUT THE FILMMAKER:
Sujewa Ekanayake is a Washington, DC-area-based Sri Lankan-American independent filmmaker & distributor. He wrote, produced, directed, photographed, edited and self-distributed DATE NUMBER ONE under his production company Wild Diner Films. His popular blog âDIY Filmmaker Sujewaâ is listed as one of Indiewire.comâs âBlogs We Love.â Previous films include the 16MM comedy âWild Dinerâ and the documentary âCapital Heartbreak & Sweetness: 17 DC Poets.â

Visit www.wilddiner.com and www.diyfilmmaker.blogspot.com for more info.

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