Written and Directed by: K. Lorrel Manning
Starring: Michael Cuomo, Monique Gabriela Curnen, J.D. Williams and Seth Barrish
Based on the critically-acclaimed play (which originated at the Barrow Group) and award-winning short film of the same name, HAPPY NEW YEAR its World Premiere at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival and has screened at over 25 film festivals since. To date, the film has won over a dozen awards,including “Best Director” and “Best Actor” (Michael Cuomo) at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and “Best Film” at the Oldenburg International Film Festival and the Beaufort International Film Festival, to name a few. The film has
also received high-profile special screenings at the Whitney Museum, Columbia University and Yale University, among others. The National Board of Review called HAPPY NEW YEAR, “an important, emotionally devastating drama, with echoes of Zinnemann’s THE MEN (1950), Forman’s ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975) and Ashby’s COMING HOME (1978).” The film was released theatrically in Fall 2012, and digitally in Spring 2013, by Snag Films.
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