Happy Holidays! On Cyber Monday (12/1/14) we're offering 50% off our Closure digital download! Even better, if you would like to "gift" the digital download to someone for Christmas, you can select to have it sent to them on Christmas day! All you need to do is enter the person's email address, and they'll receive an automated email with a link to stream and/or download the film.
To all our friends in the Pacific Northwest, this Friday, April 25 at 9pm, Closure will have it's broadcast premiere on KCTS 9 for Reel NW Season 4! I will be live tweeting throughout the broadcast using the hashtag #ReelNW, and would love for you to join in.
For those who do not live in the PNW, do not fret! You will be able to stream Closure for FREE from the Reel NW website from now until 7/25/14!!
January East Coast Trip: On 1/25/14 Closure at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (part of the New York Public Library) in Harlem. The evening was unforgettable. A discussion panel afterwards consisted of Angela, Susan Harris O'Connor, and April Dinwoodie - all transracial adoptees. The audience was truly in for a treat to hear from these incredibly articulate, strong Black women. They handled audience questions with poise, and some audience members poured their hearts out to all. As I sat back observing and taking pictures, I was reminded of something that has been true at each screening we've had. After people see Closure, they are compelled to share, and to connect. It's nothing I did as the filmmaker, but it's the story. Some stories can evoke responses out of people who may have been silent otherwise, and that's powerful. One birth mother who attended wrote a blog post about her experience at the screening, which I've linked HERE. To quote her:
The next night, we screened at Swarthmore College, just outside of Philadelphia, PA. Many wonderful people took part in the planning of this event, and we thank Open Arms Adoption for playing a huge role in making that night possible. For me, our East Coast trip could be summed up by the following revelation: Nothing is more powerful than telling your story, and listening to others tell theirs.
Visit our SCREENINGS page to see where we'll be playing next. Finally, here are some of our recent mentions/publications:
Slate: When White Parents Adopt Black Children by Aisha Harris
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: Guest Post by Angela Tucker
We Are the 15 Percent Campaign: Bryan & Angela - Seattle, WA
Four years ago I shared a personal goal with my wife, Angela.
As cliche as the "30th birthday deadline for life goals" is, I have a lot to be thankful for today. As most of you know, Closure, was a deeply personal project for me, one that Angela and I hope many get the chance to see. This year has been a whirlwind for both of us, premiering the film in April, having Kickstarter success in June, coordinating twenty additional screenings across the country, all leading up to our wide release of the DVD/download this month. In celebration of my 30th birthday this coming week, we’re offering 30% off our digital download for the entire month of December! All you have to do is apply the code BIG30 when you checkout. Purchasing a digital version will allow you to stream the film anytime, download the file to your computer, and even gift a copy to a friend. This offer will expire at midnight on 12/31/13.
My sincerest thanks goes out to everyone who helped to make this film become a reality (you know who you are)! Please share this month-long birthday offer with your friends.
The DVD is also now available for purchase from our "Buy" page, and we've also included links to purchase and download the soundtrack from Mr. & Mrs. Something!
It's been a little while since we've updated you, so here's what's going on with Closure!
- Oct/Nov Screenings: The next few months are packed with screenings! We're headed back to the Pickford in Bellingham WA 10/5-10/6, and screening in Seattle 10/14 at Bethany Community Church with a Q&A and roundtable discussion after. November is National Adoption Month, which will bring Closure to several cities around the country. We will be screening again in Seattle, as well as Portland, Albuquerque NM, and Minneapolis/St Paul MN. We also have Tugg screenings set up in Indianapolis, Chicago, Santa Rosa CA, Boise ID, and Webster NY. Remember, each Tugg screening has to pre-sell a certain number of tickets in order to get booked, so if you have friends/family in any of those cities, make sure to tell them about the screening in advance!
- Kickstarter Rewards: These were mailed out this evening! (10/1) The employees at the Post Office hated us the moment we walked in the door. Enemies aside, I'm thrilled that our deliveries will be on time as promised, and those who ordered the DVDs/downloads will have their copy way before our wide release! For those receiving a digital download of the film/soundtrack, we'll send you a separate email with your download code no later than Thursday (check your spam folder if you don't see it by then). Be sure to snap a pic of your new DVD/package/postcard, post it on Facebook/Twitter and tag Closure in it! As an independent production, we rely on YOU to help spread the word about the film. After you watch it, please share your thoughts on the film with us (and your friends)!
- DVD/Digital Download for Sale: For many who missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, we're on schedule to have the DVD/digital download available for purchase through our website by December. We will however be selling DVDs in person at select screenings in Oct/Nov, so if you happen to make it to one of those, you'll have the chance to purchase.
We appreciate your continued support for this film!