"happythankyoumoreplease" Continues to Win Over Festival Audiences

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"happythankyoumoreplease," wins the audience award at the 15th annual Gen Art Film Festival in New York.

Michael Algieri and Josh Radnor in "happythankyoumoreplease"

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"happythankyoumoreplease", the audience favorite at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, continued to please viewers last week, taking home the audience award at the 15th annual Gen Art Film Festival in New York.

The directorial debut from writer-director-actor Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") “happythankyoumoreplease," featuring Radnor, Malin Akerman, Kate Mara, Zoe Kazan, Pablo Schreiber, Tony Hale and Richard Jenkins opened the Gen Art Film Festival on April 7th at the historic Ziegfeld Theatre.

"We're thrilled that 'happythankyoumoreplease' is getting such good reactions from the audiences," said Susannah Patton, director of marketing and publicity for Hannover House. "It just proves what we already knew, which is that viewers really embrace this film and have a great time watching it."

"happythankyoumoreplease" will be the centerpiece film at the San Fransisco International Film Festival, which runs April 22 through May 6.

Hannover House will open the romantic comedy at theaters in New York on August 20 followed by an expansion on September 3 to the top 25 markets nationwide.

"happythankyoumoreplease" centers around six New Yorkers in their late-twenties/early-thirties struggling with love and adulthood. Josh Radnor stars as Sam, a struggling writer with commitment issues. While riding the subway one day, Sam meets a young boy who has been separated from his foster family and a friendship ensues.

Sam's colorful group of friends include Annie (Malin Akerman "Watchman," "Couples Retreat"), who has a rare medical condition and an unhealthy pattern of dating the wrong men; Mary Catherine (Zoe Kazan "It's Complicated") and Charlie (Pablo Schreiber "The Wire" ), a couple whose relationship is tested by a potential move to Los Angeles; and Mississippi (Kate Mara "We Are Marshall," "Brokeback Mountain" ), an aspiring singer who catches Sam's eye.

"happythankyoumoreplease" was written and directed by Josh Radnor. Producers were Jesse Hara of Tom Sawyer Entertainment, Benji Kohn, Chris Papavasiliou and Austin Stark of Paper Street Films. Executive Producers were Glenn Williamson, Peter Sterling, and Bingo Gubelmann.

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