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Kingsbury Film Explodes at International Festivals | Alive Literary

Kingsbury Film Explodes at International Festivals


Like Dandelion Dust

Like Dandelion Dust

April 2009 — Six back-to-back film festivals have awarded Karen Kingsbury’s Like Dandelion Dust Best Picture, generating advance buzz for its theatrical release. The film first drew raves and rivers of mascara at January’s Palm Springs International Film Festival where it was named “Best of Fest.” Top wins from festival audiences and jurors followed in Sedona, San Luis Obispo, Sonoma, Vail and Las Vegas. At each screening, people of all ages wept openly, with wadded Kleenex littering the theater like giant popcorn kernels. Variety has pumped the production as “cathartically emotional” and applauded star Barry Pepper for his “head-turning performance” and “Brando-like command and presence.” He and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino have both won “Best Actor” awards for this film in these preliminary screenings, designed to showcase top properties ahead of the curve and build audience/studio support before its big screen roll-out. Additionally, the film is set to be screened at upcoming international festivals in Seattle, Indianapolis, San Joaquin, Maui and Toronto. — RC

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