Owl and the Sparrow blog and news

January 20, 2009

Happy New Year

We hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday. 2008 has been an exciting and challenging year for us. We’re excited to announce that Owl and the Sparrow will open in Los Angeles and Orange County theaters today, January 16th, and will expand to major cities in January and February.  If you’ve seen the film at a film festival, we invite you to experience this warm-hearted film again and bring your friends.

Check out the blog!



http://www.owlandthesparrow.com/blog.html

Owl and the Sparrow opens
January 16th in Los Angeles and Orange County and expands the following week to major cities:
January 16, 2008
Laemmle Sunset 5
8000 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Showtimes: 1.40p  4.20p  7.15p  9.45p
Regal Garden Grove
9741 Chapman Ave
Garden Grove, CA 92841

(714) 534-4777
Showtimes: 12.10p  2.40p  5.05p  7.30p  10.05p

Edwards Westpark
3755 Alton Pky
Irvine, CA 92604

(949) 622-8609
Showtimes: 1.30p  4.30p  7.30p  9.50p

Coming Soon:
January 23, 2008 – San Jose, Camera 3

Febuary 6, 2008 – Dallas & Houston, TBA
Febuary 13, 2008 – San Francisco, Sundance Kabuki Theater

Events:

January 16, 2009
Laemmle Sunset 5 -West Hollywood
Meet writer/director Stephane Gauger & Exec. Producer Timothy Linh Bui (Green Dragon, Three Seasons) @ the 7.15p & 9.45p showtimes for Q&A

January 17, 2009

Edwards Westpark 8 – Irvine
Q&A with writer/director Stephane Gauger @ 4.30p & 7.30p showtimes

By L.A. Weekly Film Critics
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
OWL AND THE SPARROW (Vietnam/USA) Writer-director Stephane Gauger’s lovely debut tracks a week in the lives of three young Vietnamese: a flight attendant on holiday, a zoo employee and a 10-year-old runaway. After suffering through multiple-storyline ensemble dramas like Crash and Babel, which resort to convoluted narrative coincidences to drive home humanistic messages, Owl and the Sparrow feels shockingly, refreshingly simple. Unfolding organically and honestly without a thought to making any larger points, the film’s look at loneliness and tentative connection is small-scaled but tremendously resonant. Special accolades to child actress Pham Thi Han, who doesn’t have a hammy or maudlin bone in her body.

For more dates, go to our website at:
http://www.owlandth esparrow. com

To view trailer, click on
http://www.youtube. com/watch? v=qJB9ZQQiClY

Here’s what else we’ve been up to lately:
* We had a benefit screening in Raleigh studios Hollywood where over $10,000 was raised for Vietnamese orphanages.
* Owl and the Sparrow was released theatrically in Japan and South Korea.

Owl and the Sparrow awards and nominations

2008 Nominee, Independent Spirit AwardsJohn Cassavetes Award
2007 Nominee, Gotham Awards – Breakthrough Director
Winner, Audience Award – Los Angeles Film Festival
Winner, Best Narrative Feature
San Francisco Asian American Film Festival
Dallas Asian Film Festival
San Diego Asian American Film Festival
Winner, NETPAC Award – Hawaii International Film Festival
Winner, Emerging Filmmaker – Starz Denver Film Festival

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One Response to “Owl and the Sparrow blog and news”

  1. John K Says:

    Hello, please contact me in regards to your previous blog on SAIGON, CA. My contact info is:

    john@califilms.com
    213-321-1065

    Thank you.


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