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ANYTOWN USA
Directed by
Kristian Fraga
USA / 2005 / 93 minutes minutes


NEW YORK PREMIERE

IN COMPETITION

Screening Times and Venues:
Woodstock Community Center
9/30/2005, 9:30PM
$10
Qty
Upstate Films II
10/2/2005, 5:30PM
$10
Qty
SYNOPSIS:
Political tempers heat up as fierce opposition, passionate support, and old-fashioned mudslinging characterize the race for mayor between three candidates in a two-party system, where two of the three politicans are legally blind.

"This study of a microcosm of a town in suburban New Jersey and its election for mayor refuses to take sides. Director Fraga explores the race from every angle and lets you make your own decision for who the best man is in this smart documentary that always keeps you intrigued."
(Michael Lerman)

"Hilarious and endlessly quirky... ANYTOWN USA mixes the humor of the best Christopher Guest movies with both the scrutiny and pathos of a political satire." (Steve Snyder, Minnesota Daily)

BIO:
Kristian Fraga is a graduate of the film program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. His senior thesis film, THE MIND'S EYE, was the first digitally shot student film at NYU. The picture was an official selection of the New York Film and Video festival, The Anthology Archives New Films/New Filmmakers Series, and was picked up for distribution by Atom Films.

In 2001, Fraga wrote, produced, and directed the award-winning PBS documentary, THE INSIDE REEL: DIGITAL FILMMAKING. He currently serves as producer on the television series, THE INSIDE REEL, which is now in its seventh season.

Fraga and his producing partner Marc Perez founded Sirk Productions, LLC, in 1997. Currently for Sirk, he is directing and producing the feature length documentary ANYTOWN, USA and writing, directing, and producing SEVERE CLEAR, a feature documentary about one soldier's experience during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Up next for Fraga as director are THE SPELLING BEE, based on the award-winning stage play by Philip Vassallo, and an original comedy entitled THE PIANIST or BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR. He is currently overseeing the restoration of the first ROBIN HOOD feature shot in 1912 on behalf of The Fort Lee Film Commission.

His first book, TIM BURTON: INTERVIEWS, published by the University of Mississippi Press, will be released in May 2005.

MAIN CREDITS:
Director(s): Kristian Fraga
Cinematographer(s): Jonathan Wolff
Editor(s): William Enrico, Vincient Rongone
Composer(s)/Music: Robert Miller





CONTACT INFO:

ANYTOWN USA
John L. Sikes
(212) 244 4934
sikes@sirkproductions.com

 

 


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