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Jack Parker
12-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Is anyone planning on seeing the documentary about creative writing, called Bad Writing (http://www.badwritingthemovie.com/bw/Home.html)? It comes out in theaters on December 10, 2010.

shaldna
12-03-2010, 03:04 PM
hmm. maybe. don't know if we'll get it here though.

Phaeal
12-03-2010, 05:37 PM
Sounds interesting. I suppose it will have a limited distribution -- most documentaries do. However if it gets up any steam, I'll be able to get it on Netflix after a bit. ;)

Jamesaritchie
12-03-2010, 06:13 PM
Too much talk about art for me. Maybe when it comes out on DVD.

Susan Littlefield
12-03-2010, 07:14 PM
Trailer looks interesting, but I'll wait until it comes out on DVD.

Libbie
12-03-2010, 08:23 PM
Is anyone planning on seeing the documentary about creative writing, called Bad Writing (http://www.badwritingthemovie.com/bw/Home.html)? It comes out in theaters on December 10, 2010.

This is the first I've heard of it, but if it comes to Seattle I'll definitely go.

Libbie
12-03-2010, 08:34 PM
Unfortunately, there seems to be no information anywhere on whether it's coming to any city on December 10th. Not very good publicity, if you ask me.

Toothpaste
12-03-2010, 08:37 PM
Well they might not have distribution.

But it looks like fun. When the trailer started I was terrified, but then I realised . . . it's called BAD WRITING :) and the rest of the trailer was fun.

Jack Parker
12-03-2010, 10:18 PM
I'm mostly interested in the author interviews. I hope they're candid and honest and not just watered-down niceties. They sounded pretty honest in the trailer.

Libbie, I sent an e-mail to the film's publicity person to ask about where it will be opening and how wide the distribution of it will be after that. I'll post the information I get. I would expect to hear from them rather quickly.

ETA: Toothpaste: I'm thinking they must have a decent distribution because I saw the trailer on Hulu. Hulu is all about the advertising dollars so, either the producers forked over a lot of money to Hulu and are crossing their fingers that it was (hard to come by) money well spent or their distribution of the documentary will be fairly decent.

Stacia Kane
12-04-2010, 12:28 AM
I will have to keep an eye out for that, it looks fun! Thanks for posting it.

Jack Parker
12-05-2010, 10:01 AM
I just heard back from the producer of Bad Writing about where the film is being released. Here's the e-mail I got back from him.


Hello Jack,

Thanks for your interest in Bad Writing. The film is having a limited
theatrical release before it comes out on DVD and on demand via
indieflix on Dec. 14th. We'd really appreciate it if you would post
this info on your forum.

The film will be playing in

Madison, WI, at the Sundance Cinemas
Mon, Dec 13 – 7:00 p.m.

Los Angles, CA, at the Laemmle Sunset 5
Fri, Dec 10 – 7:00 p.m.
Sat, Dec 11 through Thurs, Dec 16 -- 1:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

San Francisco, CA, at the Roxie
Fri, Dec 10 – 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Austin, TX, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - South Lamar
Sat, Dec 11 -- 11:00 a.m.
Mon, Dec 13 -- 7:00 p.m.
Tues, Dec 14 -- 7:00 p.m.

NYC at the Landmark Theatre - Sunshine
Mon, Dec 13 -- 7:30 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.

Libbie
12-05-2010, 09:03 PM
Darn! I was hoping I'd get to see it. I understand they're going to have a "streaming from Amazon" feature on the 14th, but unfortunately I don't have enough bandwidth per month to stream a movie.

Jamesaritchie
12-05-2010, 09:38 PM
Darn! I was hoping I'd get to see it. I understand they're going to have a "streaming from Amazon" feature on the 14th, but unfortunately I don't have enough bandwidth per month to stream a movie.


It's nice to be able to stream movies, but in some ways you're lucky. Not long ago, we went from Internet that gave us almost no bandwidth per month to one that gives us 15 Mbs, and almost unlimited bandwidth. It actually works out to being able to stream or download up to 150 movies per month before we have to pay a very small fee.

There are good things about it, but talk about a major time waster. This is it. I have to work on my self-discipline very last day, or the work doesn't get done.

thothguard51
12-06-2010, 12:11 AM
Sounds like a lot of frustrated writers sounding off, as well as educators chiming in. Not sure what this movies point is going to be from the trailer. Personally, I would love to see them tie it in with readers perspectives and the glut of bad writing hitting the market in whatever form...

Sort of a readers beware documentary....

whimsical rabbit
12-06-2010, 01:02 AM
Ha. Interesting. Thanks for the link. I guess I'll have to wait for the DVD (I'm in the UK).