Yeeha! Yippee! Callooh Callay!
For those of you who aren't sure what this means, it's a BIG FREAKIN' DEAL. Sundance is widely considered the largest and most prestigious film festival in the United States and a top four fest worldwide (alongside Cannes, Toronto, and Venice). Besides being a huge honor, it's a chance to showcase our film in an incredible venue full of incredible people. Many films discovered at Sundance have gone on to receive wide theatrical distribution, such as Napoleon Dynamite, The Usual Suspects, The Blair Witch Project, Precious, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Little Miss Sunshine. Huge congrats to director Jerusha Hess and the outstanding cast and crew who worked so hard and are exquisitely talented to boot. I just wanna hug 'em all, the unbearable cuties.
Now I'm anticipating your follow-up question: "But how can I see it?"
Good question! You are so smart. If you're able to attend Sundance, go! Sundance takes place in Utah at the end of January and will be chock full of outrageously great filmage. This here is the registration page for the festival that explains how to get tickets. (P.S. I can't get you tickets.)
"What if I want to see it in my local theater?"
I very much hope Austenland will be in theaters worldwide, but I have no news on that front. Rest assured as soon as such news exists, and other lovely bits such as theatrical trailers and whatnot, I will crow loudly about it here, on twitter and facebook.
In the meantime,if you haven't read the book, hey, what perfect timing. You can buy it from your local bookstore (find yours here) or from mine, The King's English. Or Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other fine retailers. Or go to your local library. If they don't have a copy, most libraries are happy to have patrons request desired books. And did you know there's a companion book out in paperback, Midnight in Austenland? [end shameless self promotion]
Hey, did I also mention: Sundance, baby! Yeeha! Yippee! Callooh Callay! And of course, Tallyho!