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From Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy - October 18th, 2011
"Last year I became an advocate for a Mexican import called Nora’s Will that, I’m happy to say, is now available on DVD. It first came to my attention because I put considerable stock in Menemsha Films, the small, dedicated distributor that acquired it for U.S. release. Company founder Neil Friedman was so convinced that it would be a word-of-mouth success that he opened it in New York and Los Angeles—and did better business the second weekend than he did the first (despite a lone negative review from The New York Times.
Now that the film is available for viewing at home, I hope it will reach an even wider audience.
Quiet, original, irreverent, ironic: these are some of the adjectives that describe Mariana Chenillo’s bittersweet comedy —it’s so well realized that it left me with a smile of satisfaction—a reward too few films offer nowadays. I suspect other, flashier foreign films with bigger promotional budgets will capture the lion’s share of media attention this movie season, but I doubt any will surpass this one for pure enjoyment."
Read Leonard's full review at IndieWire!
Audiences at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival have spoken, electing The Island President as the Best Documentary of the festival! The film was awarded the Cadillac People's Choice Documentary Award, the most notable prize for a documentary at the festival. Congratulations to the filmmakers!
Menemsha Films is proud to present two films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival: The Island President, a stunning documentary from director Jon Shenk (making its World Premiere at TIFF), and Restoration, an award-winning Israeli drama from director Joseph Madmony.
Menemsha represents Restoration at TIFF as its North American distributor, and The Island President as its North American sales agent.
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