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Monday, February 25, 2008

The World Premiere of Eleven Minutes

The feature documentary Eleven Minutes will have its world premiere at the Philadelphia Film Festival. Mark your calendars and plan be among to first audience to see this film that chronicles the journey of Jay McCarroll to his first independent showing at Fashion Week in September of 2006. The Philly event is scheduled for April 5th at 7:15 and plans are in the works for a party after to celebrate the film, Jay and the filmmakers Michael Selditch and Rob Tate who also created Project Jay.

Team BPR has screened this film and we can tell you that it is riveting. The movie's synopsis tells us it is "an in-depth, painfully raw and humorous exploration of the creative process and the constant conflict of balancing commerce with art, fame with talent, and reality-TV with actual reality." I had no idea how much work and how many people are involved in planning a Fashion Week show. There is tension, there is humor there is triumph and there is pathos all for eleven minutes on a runway. We give this 6 enthusiastic thumbs up.

Save the date, Philly, and more announcements about this event will be forthcoming as plans are developed. There will also be screenings at the Independent Film Festival of Boston,
the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the New Filmmakers Screenings which has announced their showing for June 25th at 8:15 in NYC. As a fan of Project Runway and fashion you do not want to miss the opportunity to see this film!