Ry Russo-Young‘s pseudo fictional experimental account (a breath of fresh air in the context of the 30 odd films I saw at 2009’s Sundance Film Festival) will finally receive some a theatrical release via the Factory 25 folks. Albeit it’ll be a short two weeks and then a DVD release – which could be read as a derogatory remark of sorts, but instead I’m glad that a new Palm Pictures type of label have emerged. The Brooklyn based company are taking on low budget doc films and indie features such You Wont Miss Me and providing filmmakers to at least have a vehicle it’s DOA. The pic starring Stella Schnabel will be released on November 12th at the Cinema Village – which is about 3 weeks before her father’s film (Miral) from Julian is released via the Weinstein Co.
We recently reported that Russo-Young recently paired up with Tiny Furniture‘s creator Lena Dunham on Nobody Walks for Sundance Screenwriter Lab work. The pic is the portrait of Shelly Brown, a twenty-three year-old troubled urban misfit. Starring Schnabel, featuring Rene Ricard and introducing other notable New York personalities, the film gives pathos to the frenzy of the youthful desire for acceptance. Shot in a variety of styles and formats, You Wont Miss Me mixes non-actors with professionals, verité with staging, order with abstraction, to paint an evocative picture of a contemporary rebel.