DVD OUT NOW!-
DVD OUT NOW!-
I just wanted to give a shout out to Laremy Legel at Film.com, who has listed We Are Wizards as the 3rd best film of the year at Film.com.
We’ve had an amazing run this year…from film festivals to our theatrical release, it’s been a terrific ride. Thanks to everyone who’s shown their support throughout the year!
Anyway, check it out!
We won an AWARD!!! This past weekend we won the Special Jury Award for Feature Documentary film at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival.
We didn’t have an opportunity to go to the festival, but we heard it was awesome! I’m super sorry we had to miss it now.
Congrats to all the other winners, and huge thanks to the festival!!
I know it seems like we haven’t had much news lately, but we were waiting to announce something very exciting. WE ARE WIZARDS will be having its theatrical premiere at Cinema Village starting November 14th. The film will be running for a week (possibly longer) and we’ll have those dates out to you soon. The film is expected to open in multiple cities after its initial engagement at Cinema Village.
Thank you everyone for your support with the film thus far!
For Immediate Release
WE ARE WIZARDS
A documentary by Josh Koury
Opens in NYC at the Cinema Village on November 14, 2008
JOSH KOURY is based in NYC
“A tremendous film about the intriguing world of Harry Potter fandom. Alternatively funny and moving this is probably one of the best films I’ll see in 2008.” — Film.com
Brooklyn Underground Films presents the US theatrical release of WE ARE WIZARDS, a documentary film by Josh Koury. After its critically acclaimed premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, WE ARE WIZARDS went on to screen at the NY Underground Film Festival and Sarasota Film Festival, among others. This film will have its theatrical release at the Cinema Village in NYC on November 14, 2008. Other cities will follow.
Most people might not be aware that there is a raging Wizard Rock scene going on in this country. WE ARE WIZARDS profiles some of the power players in the underground Harry Potter creative community. The film offers a look at a seven-year-old rock star and his teen pop idols, hilarious audio-commentary set to the movie and online creative writing sites waging war with corporate agents.
The books’ themes of good versus evil and using inner strength to overcome challenges serve as a catalyst for many who face personal obstacles, or just to meet like-minded folk and have fun. It is staggering to learn of the different ways people touched by J.K. Rowling’s book series are honoring the characters and story with their own ideas, passion and talents. The Harry Potter mythos allows the nerdy, the average, the young, the downtrodden, and the bored a chance to borrow a little inspiration and step out of their respective worlds to be a part of something BIG. Not to say the aforementioned groups are lacking in talent. The fan arena is simply a staging ground for sharpening skills and surprising oneself with the results - much like the epic story of a boy wizard.
Featuring: Brad Neely, Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Hungarian Horntails, Melissa Anelli, Heather Lawver.
About the director:
WE ARE WIZARDS is Josh Koury’s 2nd feature length documentary. His first film, STANDING BY YOURSELF, gained critical recognition after opening theatrically in 2002. Since then, Koury has worked diligently in the programming department of the Hamptons International Film Festival and as the Programming Director for the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, an organization he co-founded with Myles Kane (editor of WE ARE WIZARDS) and Cristobal Moris. Josh is currently part of the film faculty at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY.
79 min. USA Not Rated 2008 Documentary
Press Kit and Photos are at:
Trailer & Facebook page:
To request a screener for review/interview purposes, and or to set up an interview with Josh Koury, please contact Sasha Berman at Shotwell Media at SashaBerman@mac.com, or at 310-450-5571.
We wanted to tell you about an event that we’re very excited about! It’s the first (hopefully annual) NYC Wizard Rock festival happening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Many of our friends and subjects in WE ARE WIZARDS will be performing during the day, so please join us at the festival if you’re in the area. Stay tuned! We have some very exciting news coming up.
We hope to see you there!!!! Check out their official site!
We Are Wizards
NYC Wrock Festival Myspace
Hello…sorry for the delay in posts for awhile. I promise some exciting news coming soon.
However, for now, there will be an upcoming screening in Oxford, MS (in affiliation with the Oxford Film Festival) this Friday at 6pm. Please make sure to check it out if you can! Thank you to Melanie Addington for putting this together for us!! Check here for more inf.
Also, please check out this terrific review in the Brooklyn Rail we received last month. Check it out!
Thanks! More soon, we promise!
We’re very excited to announce that not only will WE ARE WIZARDS have two screenings at the upcoming Independent Film Festival of Boston, but also that wizard rock concerts will follow both screenings.
FIRST SCREENING: April 24, 7:30pm
We are Wizards Movie Screening, Q&A, + Rock Show!
Coolidge Corner Theatre
7:30pm, $10, ALL AGES
290 Harvard St | Brookline MA 02446
Immediately following this screening and Q&A, Harry and the Potters will be playing a short set in the cinema.
One ticket gets both the screening and show!
Buy your tickets here.
SECOND SCREENING: April 26th, 4pm
We are Wizards Movie Screening, Q&A, + Huge 4 Band WRock Show!
Somerville Theater / Elm Street Theater
4pm movie, $9 (THIS TICKET IS JUST FOR THE SCREENING)
55 Davis Sq / 255 Elm Street, Davis Square, Somerville, MA
We wanted to keep everyone updated on two new upcoming screenings!
NY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL - April 2nd - 8th.
WE ARE WIZARDS will have its East Coast Premiere at the NY Underground on Saturday, April 5th @8:45pm. That’s a prime time slot for the festival, and we’re honored to be included in this year’s outstanding line-up.
The two screenings are:
Saturday, April 5th @8:45pm
Tuesday, April 8th @7pm
The Sarasota Film Festival - April 4th - 13th
WE ARE WIZARDS is truly excited to be included in this prestigious festival. The film will have its South East Premiere at Sarasota in the Documentary Competition.
The two screenings are:
Saturday, April 12th 4:45pm
Sunday, April 13th Noon
We’re not sure what the seating capacity is, but as always, it’s best to get your tix early!!
Thanks! We hope to see you at the screenings!!
”We Are Wizards: A tremendous film about the intriguing world of Harry Potter fandom. Alternatively funny and moving this is probably one of the best films I’ll see in 2008. Grade: A”-Laremy Legel, Film.com
UPDATE: Laremy Legal flushed out his earlier review in Film.com:
“Like most great movies this one defies easy explanation…what it’s really about is a much bigger deal — the limitless imagination of kids, the notion of what it is to be a fan, intellectual property rights and about 50 other important topics. It’s all handled with such a beautiful balance, intermingling comedy and poignancy, that I surely hope it gets some steam coming out of The South by Southwest Film Festival.”
Read the whole article here.