November 11, 2015 5:04 pm
Congratulations are due to Almost There, which has been nominated for the 2016 Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award. The Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking winners will be announced at the 9th Annual Honors Ceremony on January 13, 2016 at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. The Spotlight Award aims to "shine a great big light on films that need to have big audiences and filmmakers from whom we can’t wait to see more." Further congratulations are due to Almost There co-director Aaron Wickenden, who was also nominated for Best Editing on Best of Enemies, and therefore "joined Albert Maysles in receiving two nominations for two different films," according to the full #CEH16 press release. The film's subject, Peter Anton, had previously been announced as one of the Cinema Eye Honors "Unforgettables", honoring the year's most notable and significant non-fiction film subjects. The good news follows a Special Jury Award win for "visionary storytelling" given to Almost There just this past weekend at the Indie Memphis Film Festival. Almost There next screens at Houston Cinema Arts Festival on November 15th as part of their special tribute to Kartemquin Films. The festival’s artistic director Richard Herskowitz recently praised the film in an interview with Arts+Culture Texas, calling it “funny and surprising” as well one of his “favorite art docs of the past few years.” Dan Rybicky will attend the screening with Executive producer Gordon Quinn. The film will also screen at Bisbee Film Festival on November 21st, with Aaron Wickenden attending. Look at www.almostthereproject.com for the latest on the film's upcoming screenings.