"Magical!" - Film Comment
July 2, 2013: After taking awards at Sundance, Hot Docs, and other festivals around the world, Tinatin Gurchiani's THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR, an essayistc portrait of the Republic of Georgia, will open in New York on August 9 at Cinema Village.
"Intimate and raw!" - indieWIRE
The New York premiere will be preceded by a run at Seattle's Northwest Film Forum, from August 2-9, and followed by an engagement at Laemmle Music Hall in Los Angeles, August 23-29, and other dates across the country.
Director Gurchiani puts out a casting call for young people. She wants to make a film about growing up in her home country, Georgia, and to find commonalities across social and ethnic lines. She travels through cities and villages interviewing the candidates who responded, and filming their daily lives.
The boys and girls are radically different from one another. Together, their tales weave a kaleidoscopic tapestry that creates an extraordinary vision of a modern society that still echoes with its Soviet past—and offers an intimate look at a small country rarely glimpsed by American audiences.
"An offbeat, rewarding essay."—Screen Daily
"Accomplished!...ample human interest and handsome lensing."
"A richly layered, indelible portrait of a society, brilliantly becoming more than the sum of its parts." —Sundance Film Festival
Selected Awards and Festivals:
Best Director, World Cinema Documentary, 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Best Georgian Film, 2012 Tblisi International Film Festival
Filmmaker Award, 2013 Hot Docs
Best Documentary, Feature or Medium-Length International Competition, It's All True International Documentary Film Festival (Brazil)
2013 Documentary Fortnight, MoMA
2013 True/False Film Festival
Press screening: Wednesday, July 17. 11am.
LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL 3
Press screening announcement to come. Email colin[at]icarusfilms.com to receive updates.
NORTHWEST FILM FORUM
Director Tinatin Gurchiani is available for phone interviews.
To request a screener, an interview, and for other press inquiries, contact Colin Beckett, Marketing & Publicity Manager: colin[at]icarusfilms.com
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