- Friday, May. 15, 2015
The executive producers of “Ron and Laura Take Back America” announce today that their film will screen at the 10th Annual Hoboken International Film Festival. The multiple award-winning film will play May 30, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Middletown, NY (17 South St, Middletown, NY 10940), and along with the filmmakers, Academy Award® Best Actress Nominee Sally Kirkland will attend. The feature will play alongside a short film also starring Kirkland and Burt Young, “Tom in America.”
“I was so thrilled to work on this funny and award-winning film!” says Kirkland, who plays herself in a celebrity cameo in “Ron and Laura Take Back America.” Kirkland is also starring in the opening night feature of the festival “Price for Freedom” with Paul Sorvino.
“Janice and I were so honored to have an actress of Sally’s talent and caliber in our film,” say one of the filmmmakers and stars, Mel England. Janice Markham, the film’s other star and filmmaker adds, “We love Sally!”
“Ron and Laura Take Back America” is a mockumentary satire that follows in the footsteps of such films of Christopher Guest as “Best in Show” and “Waiting for Guffman”. Written and directed by its co-stars, the comedy team of England (“Little Big Top”) and Markham (“Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral”), the film also stars Golden Globe® Best Actress Nominee Irene Bedard (“Into the West”) and Jim J. Bullock (“The New Hollywood Squares”), and is executive produced by Tony® winning producer Sue Vaccaro (“Clybourne Park”).
The film is indeed on a festival winning streak, having garnered 16 awards and nominations from the Festival circuit, including “Best Comedy,” “Best of Festival," “Best Director” (England & Markham) and “Best Actress” (Markham) at Indie Fest USA. Earlier in 2014, the film also won “Best Comedy” at the New York City International Film Festival, and earned nominations for “Best US Narrative Feature” and “Best Actor” (England). Most recently, at Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, the film won "Best Ensemble Cast" and was nominated for "Best Feature" "Best Directors" "Best Screenplay"(England and Markham) "Best Actor" (England) "Best Actress" (Markham) and also nominations for the Mary Austin Women in Film Awards for "Best Director" and "Best Screenplay" (Markham), and "Excellence in Producing" (Markham, Vaccaro and Bedard).
"Ron and Laura Take Back America” follows the exploits of a conservative suburban couple who decide to take their country back from Obamacare, Immigration Reform, Gay Marriage... and Hollywood Health Food Nuts! A modern day "All in the Family," the film is a funny, sometimes poignant, look at a family divided by the contemporary political issues of our time. When Ron and Laura decide to film their protests, the “culture wars” land right in their own back yard -- they find out their son is gay, and they lose their health insurance! RON AND LAURA draws its humor from sometimes painful realities, and sometimes, just plain silly wacky comedy!
About Hoboken International Film Festival
Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) is dedicated to showcasing and promoting fine non-studio films, TV pilots, and screenplays from filmmakers throughout the United States and internationally. HIFF has quickly become one of the top ten best film festivals in the world. Now in its tenth year, the 2015 Hoboken International Film Festival (“HIFF”) is being held May 29 to June 4, 2015 at the breathtaking Paramount Theater in Middletown, New York. With the Gala Awards Ceremony hosted by Gilbert Gottfried.
About “Ron and Laura Take Back America”
“Ron and Laura Take Back America” is a mockumentary satire about a suburban couple who decide to take their country back from Obamacare, Gay Marriage, and Hollywood Health Food Nuts! The feature film is a joint production of Vox Box Entertainment and Magical Iguana Productions, in association with Vaccaro Motion Pictures and Sleeping Lady/Waking Giants Productions, and executive produced by Janice Markham (“Grandma Sylvia’s Funeral”), Mel England (“Best Day Ever”), Sue Vaccaro (Tony winner for “Clybourne Park”) and Jay Hopkins (“School of Their Own”). The film is also produced by Jill Rothman (“Little Tin Man”), Kassi Crews (“A Better Place”) and Neal Rubinstein (Broadway’s “On the Town”).
Showtime for “Ron and Laura Take Back America” at the Hoboken International Film Festival:
May 30, 2015 at 6:00pm
The Paramount Theatre
17 South St, Middletown, NY 10940
For tickets go to www.hobokeninternationalfilmfestival.com/events