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UNDER OUR SKIN in Tribeca Oscar semifinalists screening

Posted Dec 28 2009 11:58am

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UNDER OUR SKIN was one of six documentaries selected by New York’s Tribeca Film Institute for a special January 9th viewing marathon of the most promising films on the 2010 Oscars feature documentary short list.

We encourage UNDER OUR SKIN supporters in the New York area to pack the theater with friends to help generate a groundswell of public support for the final Oscar nominations, which will be announced on February 2, 2010.

For more information and tickets, visit http://www.tribecafilm.com/docseries/

Saturday, January 9 at 8:30pm
Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick Street (Laight below Canal)

UNDER OUR SKIN continues to garner critical acclaim among the Oscar watch pundits. The film was selected as one of the “Best films of 2009” by the movie awards website InContention.com, which also predicted UNDER OUR SKIN would be among the five nominated documentaries. Our fingers are crossed as we enter the home stretch. Having an “Oscar nominated” label on the film will do more to boost awareness about Lyme disease than 1000 press releases. Keep up the good work. Spread the word.

Acclaim for UNDER OUR SKIN:

“Like a well-made thriller, gets under your skin…More deeply terrifying than any slasher film you’ll ever see.”
- Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post

“Fascinating…artful and compelling.”
- Frank DiGiacomo, Vanity Fair

“Scary enough to make the faint of heart decide never to venture into the woods.”
- Stephen Holden, New York Times

“Frightening, powerful stuff.”
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

“The most important documentary to come out this year.” 
- Molly Dedham, Sirius-XM Radio

“Stirs the deepest emotions and reveals the most unsettling truth.”
- Justin Berton, San Francisco Chronicle

“Head-spinning…riveting…a rigorously researched and highly thorough piece of investigative reporting.” 
- Lauren Wissot, Slant Magazine

“Dramatically compelling…a ripping indictment of the medical establishment’s failure to uphold its oath.”
- Dann Gire, Chicago Daily Herald

“A powerful film and cautionary tale…as significant an indictment of American medical practices as Michael Moore’s Sicko.”
- Curt Schleier, Film Sound Off

“One of the most frightening horror movies I’ve seen. The evil in it springs from deer ticks and human ignorance, both of which seemed to be omnipresent.” 
- Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer

“Infectiously persuasive…targets both the heart and brain.”
- Sarah Sluis, Hollywood Reporter

“Rock solid…paced like a horror story.”
- Susan Orlean, The Daily Beast

“Best Films of 2009″
- InContention.com

“Enlightening and alarming…Wilson takes us on a journey of discovery.”
- Leonard Maltin, Film Critic

Recognition for UNDER OUR SKIN:
Audience Choice Award Finalist, Tribeca Film Festival
; Best Documentary, Houston International Film Festival
; Best Documentary, Sonoma International Film Festival; 
Best Documentary, Durango Independent Film Festival
; Best Documentary, Okanagan International Film Festival; 
Best Documentary, Camden International Film Festival; 
Audience Favorite, Durango Independent Film Festival
; Audience Favorite, Okanagan International Film Festival
; Best Picture Silver Award, International Health Film Festival; 
Best in Health & Science, CINE Golden Eagle Awards; 
Best in Category, International Health & Medical Media Awards; 
Best Cinematography, International Health & Medical Media Awards; 
Chris Award, Columbus International Film Festival; 
Best Documentary Silver Award, Asheville Film Festival
; Honorable Mention, Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival
; Audience Award Runner-up, Berkshire International Film Festival
; Best Socially Conscious Documentary Nominee, IFP/Fledgling Fund

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