Caitlin FitzGerald’s closing night films (plural)
In honor of our lovely writer and actress’s birthday today, I want to share (I feel like a proud parent) some exciting news regarding Caitlin FitzGerald’s recent film work outside of ours.
As many of you know, Caitlin starred with Ed Burns in his latest film NEWLYWEDS which was Closing Night film of the Tribeca Film Festival. It took every ounce of integrity I have not to share this news with Caitlin when I learned she was closing our festival – I’ve never kept a secret like this and hope no one asks me to keep one like that again. It was the greatest pleasure to join her for the party with the cast & crew, the red carpet and sit with her and her family in a house of 900+ New Yorkers who came out for our closing film, where Caitlin’s performance shone. (Also those I work for let me play hookie for a night to be a guest at the festival, which was not a bad perk to the evening!). Earlier this month Tribeca Film (Tribeca Enterprises’ distribution leg) acquired the US and Canadian rights to NEWLYWEDS, so you will be able to see Caitlin in a theatre near you or on DVD shortly thereafter.
Read the news here.
For more from Caitlin in ELLE Magazine during the festival, click here.
As if closing one festival were not enough, another of Caitlin’s films from this past year, VIOLET WISTER’S DAMSELS IN DISTRESS from the great Whit Stillman (the man who brought us THE LAST DAYS OF DISCO, BARCELONA, METROPOLITAN) is closing Venice Film Festival, exciting news we learned during our shoot. Sony Pictures Classics picked up the worldwide distribution rights to the film last Spring but have yet to announce the release date.
Caitlin has not one but two films closing major international film festivals this year, and we have a gorgeously shot and acted film from our summer in Camden, Maine that will soon be heading with me into the editing room. Much to celebrate on your birthday, Caitlin. Happy birthday!