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The Surprise to Screen in IFP’s Buzz Cuts Series

June 01, 2004

(New York, New York) June 1, 2004 — Eighty-Watt Cinema is proud to announce that our most recent film project, The Surprise, has been invited to screen next week in New York at the Pioneer Theater as part of the IFP’s prestigious Buzz Cuts series.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for us, and the film.” says Producer Joshua Dilworth. We’ve long been members of the IFP, and we’re honored to be included in the program. They do this to foster interest about up-and-coming filmmakers, and we are very appreciative of their ongoing efforts to support us and filmmakers like us.”

Buzz Cuts is a curated screening of several short films organized around a broad topic, put together by the IFP to generate, well, “buzz” about new projects. This month’s topic is “Just One of Those Days.” The IFP (Independent Feature Project) is a national organization dedicated to nurturing, promoting independent filmmaking and independent filmmakers.

The website for the series can be found at:

The screening will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday June 8th at the Pioneer Theater, followed by a filmmaker Q+A with Director Nicholas White. Says White, “I’m so excited to show the piece to a such a large audience. And this IFP program is such a unique one — it allows several films to speak to one another, to engage in a topical dialogue that is rare in the cinema. It should be a wonderful evening.”

Also interestingly, cinematographer Tim Naylor shot two of the projects included in the screening this month: The Surprise and Orson, which has been nominated for an Academy Award.

The Pioneer Theater is located at 155 East 3rd street (b/w Avenue A and Avenue B) on the Lower East Side. The Q+A will be followed by free pizza and beer (for all ticket holders) at the adjoining Two Boots Pizzeria, courtesy of Two Boots and the IFP.

Tickets for the screening are free for IFP members (RSVP online), and $9 to the general public. RSVP tickets are only held until 6:30. All others go on sale at the Pioneer the day of the screening.

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