Unofficially Girls Town

Updated on 4-11-00

Girls Town won the Filmmakers trophy and a special award for collaboration at Sundance. It is now out on video.

Update- Jim McKay's new film Our Song was shown in the dramatic competition at Sundance. Variety describes it as "a low-budget, verite-style look at the relationships of three Puerto Rican girls in New York." There is an interview with Jim, Miguel Arteta and Maggie Greenwald on Indiewire. Variety has a review. John Pierson interviewed Jim during an online chat. Jim took questions by email. IndieWire has a few of the questions and answers are online

Our Song will be shown at the San Francisco Film Festival on April 21, 22 and 24th. Jim McKay is scheduled to be there for the screenings.

Our Song was shown at the New Directors/New Films festival in New York on April 5th & 6th. IndieWire ran an interview (4-5-00) with Jim about Our Song. The New York Times ran a glowing review (4-5-00). Jim talks about the impact of the review and the reception at ND/NF in this IndieWire piece (4-10-00) and says he expects Our Song will be released this fall.

Since Girls Town, McKay co-produced American Movie which won the top documentary prize at Sundance in 1999 and is still playing in some theaters. It will be out in May on Video and DVD. He co-produced Tom Gilroy's Spring Forward - part of the film was shot during each season of the year. Gilroy played Richard Helms in Girls Town. Spring Forward is being shown in the American Spectrum section of Sundance 2000. McKay was executive producer of Backward Looks, Far Corners, which stars Jacqueline Bisset and Martha Plimpton and was writen and directed by Christopher Munch (The Hours and Times). It was shown at the 1998 IFFM.


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