"HOME" News

August 1, 2006

"HOME" is now available on DVD for sale and rent through Vanguard Cinema, through most major retailers. It can be rented at Blockbuster and Netflix and purchased through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

May 4, 2006

A memorial service for Jennifer Dawson was held at Strawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park and at St. Nicholas Antiochian Cathedral in Brooklyn, where she worked as a church secretary.

April 27, 2006

A grim day: "HOME" coproducer Jennifer Dawson, the wife of filmmaker Matt Zoller Seitz and mother of their two children, Hannah and James, died unexpectedly today in her home in Brooklyn. For details, click here and here.

April 10, 2006

"HOME" nominated for Best North American feature at the Syracuse International Film Festival.

April 6-9, 2006

"HOME" plays 2006 Syracuse International Film Festival, a festival devoted mainly to international features and shorts.

March 15, 2006

HOME plays at River Run International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, N.C.:

For information on the March 17, 7:30 p.m. screening, click here.

For information on the March 19, 10 a.m. screening, click here.

March 2, 2006 The New York Times loves HOME.
"As dreams are interpreted, hearts are bruised and a loudmouth in a velour tracksuit gets undeservedly lucky, 'Home' accumulates a blurry, on-the-fly atmosphere spiked with moments of unexpected sweetness."
Read the full review HERE.
March 2, 2006 Washington Square News article on "Home."
March 1, 2006 Filmmaking for the Poor posts an interview with MZS.
February 28, 2006 Capsule review of HOME in New York magazine: "New York Press film critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s low-budget debut is a curious, surprisingly otherworldly multicharacter tale set during a Brooklyn party, at which relationships fracture, get forged, and just plain persevere. The pitch itself is hardly new, but Seitz turns it into an intriguing mix of vérité and fable, resulting in a film that is dreamy but doesn’t sacrifice any intimacy or edge."
February 27, 2006 "Home" listed in The New Yorker film calendar — "Goings On About Town".
February 24, 2006 Downtown Express posts an article about "Home".
February 23, 2006 Pioneer Theater showings mentioned at Filmmaking for the Poor.
February 22, 2006 RiverRun Film Festival dates announced: March 17 & 18. You can read the schedule, or download it as a PDF.
February 20, 2006 "Home" mentioned in The Hatchett Report, a column in the quarterly Film Festival Reporter. (It's a PDF, so be patient while downloading, then scroll to page 32.)
February 9, 2006 The underground filmmaking blog "Filmmaking for the Poor" celebrates "Waitsian production moment discovered in the production notes for HOME."
February 8, 2006 HOME's theatrical run announced in Green Cine Daily, an daily digest of news about film and film criticism.
February 1, 2006 “Home” synopsis and photos available on Pioneer Theater web site.; check out the Press Materials and the Calendar. Running March 2-8 @ 9pm nightly.
January 23, 2006 Two More Festivals For “Home”: The River Run International Film Festival in Winston Salem, North Carolina will screen the film during its 2006 festival, March 16-19; screening times TBA. "Home" will also show at the Syracuse International Film and Video Festival in Syracuse, New York, between April 6-9; screening time and venue TBA.
January 22, 2006 New York theatrical run for “Home”: the Two Boots Pioneer Theater on New York's Lower East Side will show the film March 2-8 @ 9pm nightly. 153 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A and B.) Tickets and info will be posted soon on the Pioneer Theater Web Site.
January 21, 2006 The New Hampshire Technical Institute's film screening series will show “Home” on January 27 at 7 PM. The venue is the Sweeney Hall Auditorium, 31 College Dr., NHTI campus, Concord, New Hampshire. For directions and additional information visit the campus calendar or call (603) 271-7185. Admission by donation; i.e., pay whatever you feel like paying.
July 29, 2005 On Monday, August 1, "Home" director Matt Zoller Seitz will promote the movie's August 5 Dallas Video Festival screening on "The Glenn Mitchell Show," a daily talk program that airs on 90.1 FM in Dallas at 1 p.m. Eastern time, noon central. Information on how to listen via the Internet is available at the show's Web site.
July 1, 2005 Dallas Video Festival screening information announced.
The Dallas Video Festival will screen "Home", August 5 at 9:30 p.m. in the Kalita Humphreys Theater, a 375-seat venue in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dallas Theater Center. On Saturday, August 6 at noon, the same venue will host a technical workshop about postproduction for digital features, illustrated with clips from the movie.
May 31, 2005 "HOME" to show opening night at the Long Island International Film Expo!

"HOME" has been accepted to the Long Island International Film Expo and will show as part of the 9:30pm block of films on opening night, July 15, 2005.  The screening will take place at the Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710. Directions to the theatre are available at www.LongIslandFilm.com.
May 15, 2005

We've reorganized the site a bit. Look at the menu on the main page and you'll see a page titled "Reviews/Media." This contains links to every review, feature, interview or mention we've generated since "Home" entered the festival circuit. Among the items you might not have seen yet:

In other news, we're close to finishing a DVD of "Home" containing the movie, the trailer, stills, production photos and related material. We expect to have it printed up by early June and begin blanketing media outlets and fall festivals. The DVD is for promotional use only and will not be available for sale or rent. But if you worked on "Home" in any capacity, you're entitled to a copy. If we don't have your mailing address, e-mail it to reeling@aol.com, subject header "Home DVD," and we'll put you on the list. And if you've got any personal photos from the shoot that you think are noteworthy or striking, write Matt at that same address and tell him how he can see them.


May 5, 2005

"Home" director Matt Zoller Seitz is interviewed by Filmmaker Magazine Online. Includes quite a few cast pictures.


May 3, 2005

"Home" wins two juried awards at the Trenton Film Festival.

On Sunday, May 1, "Home" won the Trenton Film Festival's "Ernie" Award for Best Narrative Feature, and the Richard Kind Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature (Stephen T. Neave as Tommy). Three other castmembers were nominated for awards: Jason Liebrecht as best actor, Nicol Zanzarella as best actress and Minerva Scelza as best supporting actress. The awards were handed out in the New Jersey State Museum auditorium with filmmakers, actors and festival staff attending. In case you're wondering, the Kind award is a fist-sized, silver-colored star, while the Ernie Award, which is "representative of Trenton's industrial past and entreprenurial future," is shaped like an itty bitty I-beam. The festival staff was tremendous, and they all seemed to have watched the movie very closely, to the point of citing specific shots and lines of dialogue in casual conversations with cast and crew. "Home" cannot thank them enough.

Finally, a shout-out to fellow filmmakers: the same festival's jury awarded a documentary director's prize to New York-based Kristian Fraga. Fraga and his crew at New York based Sirk Productions played the Trenton festival with "Anytown, USA", a hilarious and touching documentary about a mayoral race in Bogota, New Jersey. Sirk's connection to Brooklyn Schoolyard and Neave's company, Good People, goes back three years, to the production of the microbudget indie crime thriller "Tinsel Town." Directed by New Jersey filmmaker and lawyer Kenneth Del Vecchio, "Tinsel Town" employed many cast and crewmembers who would later work on "Home" -- including Fraga, Neave, Matt and Jeremy Zoller Seitz, producer Sean O'Dea, sound wizard and actor R.C. Sanders, cinematographer Jonathan Wolff, production designer Michael Owen,  actor/crew guy/sound guy/sometime translator Bradley Spinelli, actors Max Yampolsky, Choplin Brown and Rodney Laney, first assistant director Jeffrey C. Kim and lighting technician Mike Skurnik. Wolff, who was the lighting designer for "Tinsel Town", went on to serve as director of photography on both "Home" and "Anytown," while actor Robert Scorrano, who plays Rose's buddy Pete, has a day job as Sirk's director of development. On top of that, Sirk Productions cut the trailer and electronic press kit for "Home" and loaned us lighting equipment during production. The interconnections are endless, so if you run into any of the Sirk folks, give them some love.

In other news, The Dallas Video Festival, the nation's oldest, biggest video festival, has officially programmed us to show in Dallas, Texas in August. (Exact dates have not yet been announced.) The screening will be followed by a separate workshop on sound and picture for Mini-DV, conducted by the Seitz brothers.

April 27, 2005

Three new press items: A review in Slant Magazine, and another review in Philadelphia City Paper (a roundup of the Trenton Film Festival -- with soulful photo of Jason). Also, "Home" was mentioned in a Trenton Times feature about Trenton Film Festival.

April 21, 2005

"Home" reviewed in Boston Phoenix newspaper. Also, Matt appears on WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show" (also on Sirius Satellite radio) to talk about the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival with Lehrer and Chris Strompolos, director of "Indiana Jones: The Adaptation."

In case you missed it:
Listen to the Interview (12MB Download)

April 20, 2005 Film Threat posts an interview with Matt about shooting "Home."! "Home" is also mentioned in a New York Press article about the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival.
April 18, 2005

"HOME" highlighted in InSite Magazine, Boston's Arts and Entertainment monthly.

Also, we've posted a scan of the Brooklyn 24/7 article here.

April 17, 2005 "HOME" mentioned in the New York Post!
  (see the full print version w/ picture)
April 16, 2005 CORRECTION: The time for the Trenton show is Saturday, April 30, at 2:00pm (not 2:30). "Home" was in the Brooklyn 24/7 arts paper, more details to follow.
April 14, 2005 "HOME" reviewed in Film Threat!
April 8, 2005 We have our screening info for Trenton: Saturday, April 30, at 2:00pm, at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium, 205 W State Street, in Trenton.
April 1, 2005

"Home" to screen at the Trenton Film Festival,
April 29-May 1.

We have our screening information for Brooklyn and Boston!

Our New York City premiere, at the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, will be held at the Historic Lyceum Theatre on Thursday, April 21 at 6:15pm. The theatre is at 227 4th Avenue at President Street. Hope to see everyone there for our hometown screening!

At the Independent Film Festival of Boston, we'll screen at the Somerville Theatre on Friday, April 22 at 2:00pm and Saturday, April 23 at 4:00pm. The Somerville Theatre is located at Davis Square in Somerville, MA.

On Sunday, April 24, Matt will appear on a panel called "Making Your First Feature", that will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Art. More details can be found at www.IFFBoston.org.

March 2, 2005

HOME to have New York premiere at the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival

"Home" has been invited to have its hometown debut at the Brooklyn Underground Film Festival, April 20-24. Check back for screening dates and times!

February 24, 2005

HOME accepted to the Independent Film Festival of Boston

HOME has been invited to participate in the Independent Film Festival of Boston, to be held April 21-24.

Only in its third year, IFFB has quickly become Boston's premier film festival. For more details, go to www.iffboston.org. Check back for screening dates and times!

Jan 29, 2005 Screening dates announced for HOME premiere at Cinequest

Home will premiere at Cinequest March 10 at 7 p.m., and screen again March 12 at noon.  Both screenings will take place at Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 South Second Street, San Jose, California. 

Cinequest runs March 2-13. For information on tickets and locations, visit the festival's web site at www.cinequest.org.

Jan 17, 2005

HOME to have U.S. premiere at Cinequest in March, 2005

"Home will have its United States premiere this March at Cinequest in San Jose, California.  The movie has been programmed as part of the "Emerging Mavericks/New Visions" category. Here is Cinequest's catalog entry:

Director Matt Zoller Seitz; Producers Sean O'Dea, Jeremy Seitz, Matt Zoller Seitz; Screenwriter Matt Zoller Seitz; Director of Photography Jonathan Wolff; Additional Photography by Steve Hopkins; Editors Matt Zoller Seitz, Jeremy Zoller Seitz; Cast Jason Liebrecht, Nicol Zanzarella, Stephen T. Neave, Minerva Scelza, Erin Stacey Visslailli, Bradley Spinelli, Jennifer Larkin, Pavol Liska. 95 min./DigitBeta/United States