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Project Premiere: Theatrical Release of Braden King's "HERE"

April 9, 2012

Braden King's HERE

Theatrical Premiere
IFC Center, New York
April 13–19, 2012
Daily showtimes: 11:20am, 1:45pm, 4:25pm, 7:05pm, 9:45pm

Braden King (2005 Film/Video) celebrates the theatrical premiere of his Creative Capital-supported project, the feature film HERE, with a limited one-week engagement at IFC Center in New York, opening Friday, April 13. On Friday and Saturday, King and the film's co-star, Ben Foster, will be on-hand for a Q&A after the 7:05pm show and to introduce the 9:45pm show. Watch the official trailer

HERE is a landscape-obsessed road movie chronicling a brief but intense relationship between an American satellite-mapping engineer (Ben Foster) and an expatriate Armenian art photographer (Lubna Azabal) who impulsively decide to travel together into uncharted territory—both literally and metaphorically. Shot entirely on location in Armenia, HERE premiered at the 2011 Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. A live installation version of the project, HERE [ THE STORY SLEEPS ], premiered at The Museum of Modern Art in 2010 as part of Creative Capital's 10th anniversary celebration and continues to tour internationally.

A meditation on landscape, time, place and orientation itself, HERE's story is structured around a series of extra-narrative "cinema maps"—brief, lyrical illustrations of various poetic explorer myths and stories. Each "cinema map" was commissioned from a different, established experimental filmmaker and both punctuates and feeds into the overall themes of the work. Collaborators included Daichi Saito, Paul Clipson, Gariné Torossian, Julie Murray, Barbara Meter and Ben Rivers.

Following the New York premiere, HERE will open in Los Angeles on April 27, with screenings at the Laemmle Music Hall, West Hollywood and Laemmle Town Center 5 in Encino. The film opens in San Francisco on May 11 at the new San Francisco Film Society Cinema in Japantown. Check local listings for additional theaters, cities and dates.

You can read more about the development of HERE and watch the trailer on our blog, The Lab.

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