The film that won the 2007 Poppy Award for "Best Film You Haven't Seen" is FINALLY coming to theaters.
an incredibly written, shot, and acted ensemble piece about a group of
high school friends spending a week together at a beach house right
before they all leave for college, will start a limited theatrical run
in Worcester, MA – hometown to writer Georgia Menides – and then begin
a limited run tour, including at Boston's Coolidge Corner Theater
Menides, as well as producer Doug Lloyd and "Making Still Green"
director Steven Petty, were all interviewed last summer for
Subject:CINEMA's first "State Of Independence" shows, which you can
find at http://popcornnroses.typepad.com/popcorn_n_roses/2008/06/subjectcinema-4.html.
Here's the official press release:
May 27th and 28th (7pm), local producers, Doug Lloyd, Georgia Menides,
and Andrea Ajemian , and director Jon Artigo will screen their edgy
coming of age independent drama Still Green at Coolidge Corner Theatre
in Boston, MA as part of a limited theatrical tour including a week at
National Amusements Showcase North in Worcester, MA. Developed and post
produced in Massachusetts, Still Green won Best Narrative Feature at
the New England Film/Video Festival, Sprit of Independence- Best
Ensemble Cast at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, and
was rated Best Film Not Yet Released by popular Boston film critic TC
Kirkham (Popcorn and Roses). Still Green recently sold to Osiris
Entertainment and will be released on DVD and blue ray later this year.
Osiris just made headlines in Variety after acquiring Westlake
Entertainment's library of more than 400 pics and Nelson Madison Films
for an additional 40 titles.
Often described as “The Big Chill
for teenagers,” Still Green follows the lives of a group of high school
graduates who rent a beach house the summer before college. An accident
in the ocean tests their friendship, and the teens respond in a way
some people find disturbing and others see as a beautiful act of
Jon Artigo’s former award winning film, Freedom Park
was shot entirely in Massachusetts and became a local sensation in
2004, getting rave media reviews including the Boston Phoenix and WAAF.
This past summer, Artigo and Ajemian produced the feature comedy We Got
the Beat, (also set and filmed in MA) currently in post production.
Green stars Sarah Jones (Big Love, The Riches), Ryan Kelley (Mean
Creek, Prayers for Bobby), Noah Segan (Brick, What we do is Secret),
and Douglas Spain (Band of Brothers, But I’m a Cheerleader). The film
has been called the film “Powerful and Poignant” –Larry Richmond
(pro-networks.com) “haunting and Hypnotic” – Adam Moore – former
consultant Miramax Pictures” and “A film with the dramatic strength of
a theatrical play with the cinematography and music of a blockbuster
film” – Markdoty.com
A wide range of promotional events will
accompany the film’s release such as private and open parties, concerts
from artists from the film’s soundtrack (including platinum recording
artist Kaz Gamble), meet and greets / networking with members of the
cast and crew and (film shoot contingent) free acting classes with
director Jon Artigo.