“In only a few years James Smith has managed to paint a very raw, vivid, and honest portrait of his immediate family, as well as giving us a unique last-minute glimpse of the testosterone-fueled “pits” of Chicago’s trading floors"
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 27, 2010
Typecast Releasing is proud to announce the world premiere of feature documentary MY NAME IS SMITH, in competition at Austin Film Festival, screening October 24th and 26th; as well as the upcoming release on DVD/BluRay (November 30, 2010) of the critically acclaimed doc FLOORED - both films directed by Seattle based filmmaker James Allen Smith.
“In only a few years James Smith has managed to paint a very raw, vivid, and honest portrait of his immediate family, as well as giving us a unique last-minute glimpse of the testosterone-fueled “pits” of Chicago’s trading floors as electronic trading changed they way stocks are exchanged forever. In both of these films, Smith has demonstrated a willingness to go beyond the surface and explore how his characters are dealing with the drastic changes affecting the American family and business life since the dawn of the new millennium.”- John Sinno, Executive Producer - My Name is Smith/President - Typecast Films
“It's an honor to partner with the distributor responsible for bringing such films as Iraq in Fragments, American Radical and Veiled Voices to the world. Typecast Films takes great care in selecting the films they choose to distribute and once selected, they put their whole self into the project. When John Sinno approached me about distributing not one but two of my documentary films, I jumped at the opportunity. The subjects of both Floored and My Name is Smith put their full trust in me to tell their story with great care, and I'm pleased to put that same trust in Typecast Films as they venture to bring these very personal stories to a global community.” -James Allen Smith, director
In MY NAME IS SMITH, James returns to his childhood home in New England to spend time with his eccentric parents as old age and poor health begin to affect their daily routines and activities. The film also explores the ever-changing relationship between parents and their children, and the responsibilities each new generation owes to the one that went before. Interwoven with the upheavals of modern family life and a few startling revelations, the pages of this intimate cinematic family album ultimately reveal a touching love story like no other you've seen before.
FLOORED is "a lively documentary about a profession that has almost been wiped out" (Bloomberg.com), Floored takes audiences into the lives of the Chicago trading floor's everyman—from those who have gracefully adapted to the new age of electronic trading to those who have defiantly refused to change—and offers a fascinating examination of the never-ending pursuit of the American Dream. Prairie Miller of News Blaze calls Floored "a must-see about greed, material obsession, perpetually unfulfilled lust for loot, shoving matches, and suicide."
About Typecast Releasing
Founded in 2005, Typecast Films is a distributor and producer of quality independent films that challenge cultural and political assumptions about some of the under-represented peoples and cultures of the world. Typecast aims to present audiences with films featuring international perspectives and experiences not often explored in modern cinema.
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