R.S.V.P. will screen this Fall! From a September 25 press release:
After picking up rave reviews from the Hollywood press and 'Best of Fest Award' at the Malibu Film Festival in August, RSVP heads into fall with three scheduled appearances.
Kicking it off will be a solo appearance at the Palisades Film Festival in Los Angeles. Fest director Bob Sharka swooped into schedule the hot indie after attending its sold out performance in Malibu. Details are as follows:
Sunday, September 29
located on Temescal Canyon Road about one hundred yards south of Sunset Boulevard in Pacific Palisades, CA.
For info visit: www.palisadesfilmfest.com
Next up, the filmmakers and their print are heading into the heart of Texas for the 10th annual
Austin Film Festival, being held October 10th - 17th in Austin, Texas
For info on times and venue call 1-800-310-FEST or visit AustinFilmFestival.com. Writer/Director Mark Anthony Galluzzo will be in attendance as well as appear on several panels during the weeklong conference.
Finally the Filmworks team will jet back to Los Angeles for an encore at the 2002 SCREAM-FEST in Hollywood.
Friday October 18th, 2002
9:00 p.m. sharp!
FAIRFAX LAEMMLE THEATRE
7907 BEVERLY BLVD.
HOLLYWOOD, CA 90048
FOR TICKETS CALL
Cast members Lucas Babin and Daniel Joseph will be present. Other films screening include the THE EXORCIST - Redux. William Friedkin is scheduled attend with a Q & A following the screening.
The West-Coast premiere of 'R.S.V.P.' last month received much anticipation with an advance review by LA Times film critic, Kevin Thomas, in which he declared the Hitchcockian Black Comedy to be "Diabolically Clever!" and "a matter of increasing suspense!"
Variety's Scott Foundas later raved about the outrageous spoof as "An experiment in unpleasantness!" ; "The most despicable cast of characters to descend on Las Vegas since Peter Berg's 'Very Bad Things!"
The Boston Phoenix's Bill Rodriguez, who caught the film prior to its East Coast Premiere at the Rhode Island Int'l Film Fest the prior week agreed with Foundas, lauding 'R.S.V.P.' as a "Splendid Send-Up!" and went on to exclaim "Homage and Spoof do a Dance of Death! Straight out of Hitchcock. Galluzzo does right… dinging and tooting all the right filmic bells and whistles!"
In addition to the victory, fans were treated to a personal appearance by Galluzzo along with cast members Daniel Joseph and, believe it or not, a shocking public appearance by Kevin Smith's cult icon sidekick Jay Mewes (of Jay & Silent Bob fame) at the film's opening night.
An old-fashioned yet irreverent comedy romp, "R.S.V.P." cleverly mixes the spirit of Frank Capra's "Arsenic and Old Lace" with Alfred Hitchcock's "Rope". Set in the heart of sin city itself,
Las Vegas, Nevada, "R.S.V.P." follows a group of twenty-something's on their last- and we do mean last - night of collegiate bliss. Co-Stars include, Majandra Delfino (Roswell, Traffic), Reno
Wilson (The Chronicle), Grace Zabriskie (Wild at Heart, Trash), Jonathan Banks (Wiseguy, Trash), Glenn Quinn (Angel), and breakout performances by New Yorker Daniel Joseph and newcomer Nora Zehetner (Septuplets).
Mark Anthony's other credits include his critically acclaimed feature debut "Trash", starring Jaime Pressly (Not Another Teen Movie, Jack & Jill) and Jeremy Sisto (Jesus, Six Feet Under), which Kevin Thomas of the LA Times declared, "A potent coming-of-age drama set on the wrong side of the tracks."
Stayed tuned to www.rsvpthemovie.com for info on upcoming screenings and festival appearances…