DIGINEXT ANNOUNCES THE THEATRICAL RELEASE OF
“Thank You for Judging” ON APRIL 18
WESTFIELD, NJ – March 26, 2014 – DigiNext, the In-Venue Film Festival, a joint venture between Digiplex Destinations (NASDAQ CM: DCIN) and Nehst Out LLC, announces the theatrical release of Michael Urie’s Thank You for Judging, a documentary that focuses on high school students attending the Texas Forensic Association’s state competition. The movie opens with a limited national theatrical release exclusively at Digiplex Destinations theaters beginning on April 18, 2014.
Thank Youfor Judging features Texas-born actor Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, The Decoy Bride, Partners, Hot in Cleveland) as the gatekeeper to the competitive world of debate, dramatic interpretation and extemporaneous speaking. It’s familiar territory for Urie, who participated in similar events when he was a student at Plano [Texas] Senior High School. The skills he honed in competition there opened the door to study at the Julliard School and receiving recognition for outstanding performances from both the Drama Desk and the Screen Actors Guild.
“Mike Urie and his team have an intimate familiarity with their subject,” said Nehst Chairman and Founder, Larry Meistrich. “As a dad, I know that entering into the world of teenagers can be difficult. Mike’s common experience with his subjects breaks through barriers to get an unvarnished view of all the hard work and emotion that is behind the often effortless looking polished presentations debate and public speaking judges ultimately see.”
“Thank You for Judginggives a lively and reassuring look into the lives of high school students who demonstrate passion and intensity as they cultivate their skills as effective communicators,” said Bud Mayo, Digiplex CEO and Chairman. “If you’ve ever worried that kids have lost the ability to express themselves without texting shorthand or emoticons, this movie will be the perfect antidote.”
The movie garnered accolades on the festival circuit as an “official selection” at the Dallas International Film Festival, Outfest and Austin Film Festival and was winner of the “best documentary feature” at the Williamsburg Independent Film Festival.
Co-Directors: Michael Urie, Sean Fornara, Travis Flournoy and Selma Al-Faqih
Producer: Selma Al-Faqih
Executive Producers: Daryl Roth, Michael Urie
Length: 91 minutes (NR)
Advance tickets are available now at www.digiplexdest.com and the following Digiplex Destinations theaters that will be opening Thank You for Judging on April 18:
Arizona: Surprise IMAX
California: Apple Valley, Bonsall, Oceanside, Poway, Temecula,
Connecticut: Bloomfield, Lisbon, Torrington
New Jersey: Sparta, Westfield
Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg, Camp Hill, Mechanicsburg, Reading,Selinsgrove, Williamsport
Visit www.diginextfilms.com for series information. Visit Thank You for Judging for up-to-date information on theater screening schedules, locations and advance ticket sales.
The movie’s distributor, DigiNext, is a joint venture entertainment content distributor formed by Nehst Out LLC and Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NASDAQ CM: DCIN), better known as Digiplex Destinations - a rapidly growing exhibitor and innovative theater circuit. DigiNext is an innovator in the second golden age of indie distribution. Migration of commercial theaters from film to digital has opened the door to a wider range of entertainment choices on the big screen for consumers and better opportunities for independent filmmakers and their works. Since its launch in August 2012, DigiNext has been committed to providing theatrical distribution opportunities for talented but still below-the-radar directors and producers to reach appreciative audiences.
On May 8, 2014, DigiNext brings a celebration of healing to the big screen with Carolyn Jones’ documentary, The American Nurse. Visit www.americannursemovie.com for up-to-date information on theater screening schedules and locations. The Official Trailer for The American Nurse and other videos about the documentary and the American Nurse Project can be found at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/diginextevents.
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