Shuffle – winner of 9 awards on the film festival circuit and starring TJ Thyne of the hit TV show Bones (and Kurt’s short film Validation) – is now available on home video. The DVD contains the popular black & white version of the movie and the color version, plus 50 minutes of new bonus content. Buy it today here!
Kurt talks with filmmaker Betsy Chasse and Gathr CEO Scott Glosserman about Shuffle and its theatrical-on-demand release in this podcast interview.
Last night, “Shuffle” received the Jury Award for Best Picture at the Stony Brook Film Festival in New York. This is the film’s 3rd Best Picture award and its 9th award overall.
Shuffle won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature Saturday night at the Santa Cruz Film Festival, bringing its tally to 8 awards in the past 11 weeks! And this Thursday night, May 24th at 6:30 PM, Shuffle returns to Phoenix, where it will open the Phoenix Comicon; Kurt will be in attendance. Click here for details.
Shuffle this week won a Special Jury Citation in its category (7th Orbit) at the Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film, where it had its international premiere on April 6th, bringing its tally to 7 accolades in the past 7 weeks alone!
Following multiple sold-out shows this weekend, Shuffle took the prizes for Best Picture and Best Director (Kurt Kuenne) at the Phoenix Film Festival on Sunday night! Because of this, two more screenings have been added this week:
Tuesday, 4/3 at 7:10 PM
Thursday, 4/5 at 5:10 PM
Harkins Scottsdale 101 Theatres
7000 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Screen Media Films has acquired “Shuffle” for U.S. release later this year! Click here to read the account in Variety.
Shuffle opened the Garden State Film Festival on Friday night before an enormous crowd at the historic 1600 seat Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ, then went on to win the prize for Best Narrative Feature on closing night of the festival! It also played to sold out crowds this weekend at the Cleveland International Film Festival as part of the “Director’s Spotlight Award” retrospective of writer/director Kurt Kuenne’s work, where the first show was so well attended that a second auditorium had to be added to accommodate the spillover crowd; both houses were packed, and a second screening later in the weekend also sold out. Multiple shows of Kurt Kuenne’s earlier films Dear Zachary, Drive-In Movie Memories, his black & white short film series (including Validation) and his first feature Scrapbook also played to sold-out or near capacity houses throughout the weekend.
Kurt is being honored this weekend with the Director’s Spotlight Award at the Cleveland International Film Festival, where they will be showing a retrospective of his work around Shuffle. Previous recipients of the Director’s Spotlight Award include John Sayles, Todd Solondz and Frieda Lee Mock.
His films screening are Shuffle (2011), Dear Zachary (2008), Drive-In Movie Memories (2001, preceded by Rent-A-Person, Validation, Slow and The Phone Book) and Scrapbook (1999).
All showings will be held at the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland, OH, and Kurt will be in attendance for all screenings. For tickets and details, click here.
Shuffle won Best Feature in its category (New Visions) at Cinequest in San Jose, prompting a 5th showing of the film to be added this evening:
Sunday, 3/11, 5 PM
Camera 12 Cinemas
201 S. 2nd Street, downtown San Jose
Kurt will be in attendance.