Featured Film: Edward Burns’ “Newlyweds”
Newlyweds is the 10th feature film from acclaimed actor-director-screenwriter Edward Burns. In the film, Burns and Kerry Bishé star as newlyweds (Buzzy and Linda respectively) whose lives are disrupted by the unannounced arrival of his wild half-sister and news of her sister’s marriage troubles. Filming for Newlyweds was completed in 12 days primarily in the New York neighborhood of Tribeca and cost $9,000 to make. Impressive!
Newlyweds premiered at the closing of the 10th Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, but I was able to catch an online private screening of the film prior to it’s worldwide release (December 26th, 2011) via an online social screening platform organized by SAP Sponsors. Immediately following the screening, Edward Burns joined the small group of cinephiles for an online Q&A. When I asked Burns about his thoughts regarding the online platform and Video On Demand as a method for viewing film, he expressed enthusiasm (as much as you can in an online chat) for these new mediums calling them the future of independent film.
Also during the Q&A Burns described Newlyweds as his love letter to Tribeca, which I also believe to be an edgy and entertaining lovechild of Woody Allen and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Be sure to catch the film on your platform of choice beginning December 26th, 2011! Visit EdwardBurns.net for more information.