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Girl Walk // All Day gets the #7 spot in Time Out’s countdown of Best Films of 2012. Once again: congrats to our team!

Girl Walk // All Day gets the #7 spot in Time Out’s countdown of Best Films of 2012. Once again: congrats to our team!

In their year-end countdown, Slate calls Girl Walk // All Day the #1 web video of 2012 (ahead of Mitt’s 47% debacle). What a way to end a magnificent year. Thanks to everyone for their energy, excitement and groovy dance moves in 2012. We <3 you all! 

The official New York Times review is in! They call Girl Walk // All Day an &#8220;urban fantasia&#8221; and &#8220;undeniably exhilarating.&#8221; (!!!)

The dancers are splendid (as is Mr. Krupnick’s camera work), with Ms. Marsen a particularly delightful, tireless and sometimes impudent sprite in her quasi-tutu and sneakers. Spike Jonze’s “Weapon of Choice” video (the one with Christopher Walken) meets “On the Town” in this urban fantasia, and the result is exhausting but undeniably exhilarating.

Read the full review here. 

The official New York Times review is in! They call Girl Walk // All Day an “urban fantasia” and “undeniably exhilarating.” (!!!)

The dancers are splendid (as is Mr. Krupnick’s camera work), with Ms. Marsen a particularly delightful, tireless and sometimes impudent sprite in her quasi-tutu and sneakers. Spike Jonze’s “Weapon of Choice” video (the one with Christopher Walken) meets “On the Town” in this urban fantasia, and the result is exhausting but undeniably exhilarating.

Read the full review here. 

We&#8217;re thrilled to finally share some news that&#8217;s been bubbling for a while &#8212; Girl Walk // All Day will have a week long theatrical release at reRun Theater in DUMBO, Brooklyn, kicking off November 2rd and running through November 8th.
From the official Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) press release: 

New York, NY (October 22, 2012) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization for independent filmmakers, announced today a new partnership with DUMBO, Brooklyn’s reRun Theater, which has been called “one of eight nationwide theaters redefining the moviegoing experience” (Entertainment Weekly).
IFP, in partnership with the editorial staff of its in-house publication Filmmaker Magazine, will program and mentor feature films to play at the reRun, allowing for filmmakers in the process of self-distribution to garner theatrical runs in New York City. The first three titles to receive week runs as part of this deal will be Jacob Krupnick’sGirl Walk // All Day, Sara Blecher’sOtelo Burning, and Susan Youssef’sHabibi.
“In the reRun Theater, IFP has found a partner equally dedicated to our core belief in nurturing diverse voices on the independent scene,” said IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente. “In today’s climate, there are more ways than ever for filmmakers to get their work out into the world. But it’s the reRun’s emphasis on the communal moviegoing experience, and their drive to open New York City’s highly competitive theatrical market to a new community of artists and storytellers, that sets the theater apart.”

Read the full press release. 
The theater features ~60 cozy seats, a gourmet snack menu, and a full bar you can enjoy while you watch. The filmmakers and members of the cast will be at the screening on select nights for a Q+A. 
reRun Theater147 Front Street Dumbo, BrooklynNovember 2-8thTickets will be available at: http://reruntheater.com/

We’re thrilled to finally share some news that’s been bubbling for a while — Girl Walk // All Day will have a week long theatrical release at reRun Theater in DUMBO, Brooklyn, kicking off November 2rd and running through November 8th.

From the official Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) press release: 

New York, NY (October 22, 2012) – The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization for independent filmmakers, announced today a new partnership with DUMBO, Brooklyn’s reRun Theater, which has been called “one of eight nationwide theaters redefining the moviegoing experience” (Entertainment Weekly).

IFP, in partnership with the editorial staff of its in-house publication Filmmaker Magazine, will program and mentor feature films to play at the reRun, allowing for filmmakers in the process of self-distribution to garner theatrical runs in New York City. The first three titles to receive week runs as part of this deal will be Jacob Krupnick’sGirl Walk // All Day, Sara Blecher’sOtelo Burning, and Susan Youssef’sHabibi.

“In the reRun Theater, IFP has found a partner equally dedicated to our core belief in nurturing diverse voices on the independent scene,” said IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente. “In today’s climate, there are more ways than ever for filmmakers to get their work out into the world. But it’s the reRun’s emphasis on the communal moviegoing experience, and their drive to open New York City’s highly competitive theatrical market to a new community of artists and storytellers, that sets the theater apart.”

Read the full press release

The theater features ~60 cozy seats, a gourmet snack menu, and a full bar you can enjoy while you watch. The filmmakers and members of the cast will be at the screening on select nights for a Q+A. 

reRun Theater
147 Front Street
Dumbo, Brooklyn
November 2-8th
Tickets will be available at: http://reruntheater.com/

Tonight! Girl Walk // All Day Minneapolis Premiere: Screening + Dance Party w/live performances by Arena Dances and guest DJs. Presented by First Avenue + Sound Unseen. 
Friday, June 15th at First Avenue MainroomDoors: 8:00 p.m. / Screening: 9:00 p.m. Ages 18+ with a valid photo ID701 First Avenue NorthMinneapolis, MN 55403
Get Tickets ($8 adv / $10 at the door) 
Also: Hear an interview Director Jacob Krupnick did this morning with Minnesota Public Radio&#8217;s The Current about tonight&#8217;s event! 

Tonight! Girl Walk // All Day Minneapolis Premiere: Screening + Dance Party w/live performances by Arena Dances and guest DJs. Presented by First Avenue + Sound Unseen. 

Friday, June 15th at First Avenue Mainroom
Doors: 8:00 p.m. / Screening: 9:00 p.m. 
Ages 18+ with a valid photo ID
701 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Get Tickets ($8 adv / $10 at the door) 

Also: Hear an interview Director Jacob Krupnick did this morning with Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current about tonight’s event! 


Jaime Brackeen at Madison, Wisconsin&#8217;s &#8220;The Daily Cardinal,&#8221; reviewed Girl Walk after seeing it on the rooftop at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art&#8217;s Rooftop Cinema last Friday. 

“Girl Walk//All Day” is a delightful testimony to the power of community and how the sheer joy of one person’s countenance can bring a smile to hundreds of others. As the video progresses, more and more people find the enthusiasm of The Girl irresistible and various members of the city soon join her, from other professional dancers to that one guy who manages your parents’ finances.&#8230;
If you’re looking for a movie to lift your spirits with some good music to boot, Krupnick’s “Girl Walk//All Day” is a shining achievement of cinematic bliss and you can watch it in its entirety online at girlwalkallday.com.

Read the whole article here.

Jaime Brackeen at Madison, Wisconsin’s “The Daily Cardinal,” reviewed Girl Walk after seeing it on the rooftop at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Rooftop Cinema last Friday. 

“Girl Walk//All Day” is a delightful testimony to the power of community and how the sheer joy of one person’s countenance can bring a smile to hundreds of others. As the video progresses, more and more people find the enthusiasm of The Girl irresistible and various members of the city soon join her, from other professional dancers to that one guy who manages your parents’ finances.

If you’re looking for a movie to lift your spirits with some good music to boot, Krupnick’s “Girl Walk//All Day” is a shining achievement of cinematic bliss and you can watch it in its entirety online at girlwalkallday.com.


Read the whole article here.

Triple Inspired by a Film: Girl Walk // All Day

Scott Berkun wrote a review of Girl Walk // All Day on his blog

The soundtrack for the film is a marvel in itself. Created by Gregg Gillis, it is comprised of a continuous remix of hundreds of famous songs from the last 20 years. Combined with the improvisational nature of the film, it’s a perfect mix of surprise and familiarity.

I was thrice inspired:

It begs the question: what can I do with $25k and 50 days? It should beg that question of anyone who daydreams about ‘what they could do if they got a chance’ while bored out of their minds at work – it proves how easily you can make your own opportunity. If you don’t invest in your own ideas, how can you expect someone else to?

We&#8217;ve had a lot of interviews over the last 15 months, but yesterday&#8217;s 45 minute conversation between Director Jacob Krupnick and CNET&#8217;s Daniel Terdiman was the first to take the gchat format. 
Krupnick and Terdiman discuss the making of the film, at length, whether Krupnick thought the film &#8220;would work,&#8221; the role of Kickstarter, advice for filmmakers headed down the Kickstarter route, and why we released the film online in chapters. 
A few excerpts are below, and head over to CNET to read the full article.
We live in a world with $100 million action films with massively expensive special effects. How does a small film like yours end up being so intriguing? 

Krupnick: I have a pretty strong aversion to heavy-duty special effects work, actually. I&#8217;m just not a fan of fakeness. With &#8220;Girl Walk,&#8221; there are a bunch of layers of reality. As the viewer, you know it really happened. You know the dancers performed their routine; they&#8217;re not marionettes.
We wanted to create a film that would be constantly engaging, and totally immersive, so that you&#8217;d feel like you were on a custom roller coaster, swimming through the city in pursuit of these wily, unpredictable dancers.
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What does your success story say about the future of funding small independent films? 
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Krupnick: What gives me pause as a creator is whether I could produce something that requires less crowd-calling. I&#8217;ve embraced every aspect of the crowd with this film, but I worry that projects might wind up spending too much energy on campaigning. That worked wonderfully for our project, but isn&#8217;t necessarily the ticket for quieter projects. The lesson for an independent filmmaker is that money is just half the battle. Arguably, the bigger one is finding your audience. Kickstarter helped get us both of these.

We’ve had a lot of interviews over the last 15 months, but yesterday’s 45 minute conversation between Director Jacob Krupnick and CNET’s Daniel Terdiman was the first to take the gchat format. 

Krupnick and Terdiman discuss the making of the film, at length, whether Krupnick thought the film “would work,” the role of Kickstarter, advice for filmmakers headed down the Kickstarter route, and why we released the film online in chapters. 

A few excerpts are below, and head over to CNET to read the full article.

We live in a world with $100 million action films with massively expensive special effects. How does a small film like yours end up being so intriguing? 

Krupnick: I have a pretty strong aversion to heavy-duty special effects work, actually. I’m just not a fan of fakeness. With “Girl Walk,” there are a bunch of layers of reality. As the viewer, you know it really happened. You know the dancers performed their routine; they’re not marionettes.

We wanted to create a film that would be constantly engaging, and totally immersive, so that you’d feel like you were on a custom roller coaster, swimming through the city in pursuit of these wily, unpredictable dancers.

What does your success story say about the future of funding small independent films? 

Krupnick: What gives me pause as a creator is whether I could produce something that requires less crowd-calling. I’ve embraced every aspect of the crowd with this film, but I worry that projects might wind up spending too much energy on campaigning. That worked wonderfully for our project, but isn’t necessarily the ticket for quieter projects. The lesson for an independent filmmaker is that money is just half the battle. Arguably, the bigger one is finding your audience. Kickstarter helped get us both of these.

Director Jacob Krupnick speaks to MOFILM/Chevrolet about Girl Walk // All Day at SXSW. 

Anne Harris of the Austin Chronicle reviews Girl Walk // All Day at SXSW. 

Anne Harris of the Austin Chronicle reviews Girl Walk // All Day at SXSW