“Shuffle” wins Best Picture at Garden State

Kurt KuenneAwards, Festivals, Films

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 …

Kurt to receive retrospective and Director’s Spotlight Award in Cleveland

Kurt KuenneAwards, Festivals, Films, Screenings

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 …