Friday, July 16, 2010


My documentary MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS, directed by Matthew D. Kallis, will make its world premiere at the International Documentary Association's DocuWeeks™.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS demonstrates performing arts education in action, as it follows three high school theater troupes and their creative journeys to the "Freddy Awards" - the Tony Awards for high school musical theater.

The 2010 edition of DocuWeeks™ will present 17 feature films and 5 shorts from over a dozen different countries in theatrical runs designed to qualify the films for consideration for The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ annual Oscar® Awards – and give documentary fans a chance to catch some of the best examples of the genre.

“Once again DocuWeeks™ gives film-goers in Los Angeles and New York City their first opportunity to see some of the year’s most celebrated and talked-about documentary films,” says IDA Executive Director Michael Lumpkin. “With award-winning films from Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca, SXSW, and Silverdocs, this year’s program is an outstanding collection of must-see films.”

Lumpkin said the IDA was impressed with the quality of MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS and the skill in which the students' talents are displayed. "This is just such a wonderfully engaging film with great characters," he said. "It's made so well you really get caught up in the excitement, the competition and the talent of these high school students."

Some past DocuWeeks™ participants are Jesus Camp, Spellbound, The Wrecking Crew, Garbage Dreams and Oscar® winners Born into Brothels, The Blood of Yingzbou, Chernobyl Heat and Taxi to the Dark Side.

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS will run at the IFC Center in New York City from August 6th - 12th.

And in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Hollywood from August 13th - 19th.

Tickets for the New York City run can be purchased HERE.

Tickets for the Los Angeles run can be purchased HERE.

Tickets can also be purchased at the box-office.

Meet the cast & crew during Q&As in New York City on August 6th, 7th & 9th - after the PM showing. And in Los Angeles on August 14th, 15th & 17th - after the PM showing.

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Read the IDA's interview with director Kallis HERE.

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