Blogs from 2005

Feb, 2005,

The Story of Mothers & Daughters was screened for the opening night at 2005 Everett Women’s Film Festival. If you want to contact us regarding copies of the program, send us your email on form above.

Luna Productions at Sundance Film Festival 2005:
Ballets Russes has its world premiere as an official selection at the festival. We had a great time!

Luna Productions on PBS:
We hope you saw the May 2004 PBS premiere of The Story of Mothers and Daughters or the June 2004 PBS premiere of The Story of Fathers and Sons.

July – Oct 2005,

Ballets Russes, a feature length documentary, co-edited and co-written by Gary, screens at more film festivals (Melbourne, Australia; Toronto, Canada) opens commercially around the US, starting Oct 26th at Film Forum, New York City.

July 2005,

Alameda, West End, produced for the San Francisco Foundation, Koshland Civic Unity Awards, a video covering first 2 years of 5 year documentary, screens in Alameda for participants.

August 2005,

Principal photography begins for Soldiers of Conscience with a trip to Ft. Stewart, GA. Shot in HD for theatrical release in Summer 2006.

September 2005,

Excerpt from work-in-progress Three Women and a Chateau screens at San Mateo County Historical Association event honoring Ann Johnson. An enthusiastic crowd of 600 laugh and tear-up while watching the excerpt, all to raise money for a good cause and honor a good woman.

The full documnetary, to be completed early next year, tells the story of a Chateau Carolands, an architectural masterpiece in HIllsborough, Ca; the second largest private home in America.

Gary Weimberg and crew, documentary film maker, Luna Productions, Soldiers of ConscienceLuna Productions and crew head to Washington DC, filming Soldiers of Conscience outside the White House. L to R: Sound: Al McGuire; DP: Kevin O’Brien; Director: Gary Weimberg (co-director Catherine Ryan not pictured), Associate Producer: Marc Liggin.

December 2005,

Ballets Russes in Dec 05 is the #1 documentary hit in box office grosses in the entire USA. In terms of critical response, according “Critical Consensus” a ranked survey of major film critics across the US for the entire year of 2005 and including ALL movies (documentaries and features) Ballets Russes is the #1 best reviewed movie of the year.
Ballets Russes is included in “Best of 2005” lists by Time Magazine and a dozen others.

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