FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Los Angeles, CA â€“ July 19, 2006)
AWARD-WINNING BUDDHIST MYSTERY â€œZEN NOIRâ€ OPENS SEPT. 15th
ZEN NOIR, an independent film by Marc Rosenbush, will open September 15th for an exclusive one-week engagement at Landmarkâ€™s Lumiere Theatre. Presented by Magic Lamp Releasing and produced by Marc Rosenbush, Frank Crim and Erika Gardner for Dreaming Dog Entertainment, ZEN NOIR has won several major festival awards, including the â€œGrand Jury Award for Best Featureâ€ at the D.C. Independent Film Festival, â€œBest Featureâ€ at the Moondance Film Festival and the coveted â€œAudience Award for Best Featureâ€ at the Rhode Island International Film Festival, as well as awards for â€œBest Cinematographyâ€, â€œBest Actressâ€ and more.
ZEN NOIR is a unique, original mix of Buddhist thought, surreal imagery and vaudevillian comedy.
A nameless detective, still mourning the loss of his wife, investigates a mysterious death in a Buddhist temple, but his logical crime-solving techniques are useless in the intuitive, non-linear world of Zen. Increasingly confused and unnerved, he finds himself drawn into a deeper, darker, more personal mystery, where he must confront terrifying questions about love, loss, and the inevitability of change and death.
ZEN NOIR stars venerable character actor Kim Chan (Lethal Weapon 4, King of Comedy, Kundun, Shanghai Knights, The Fifth Element, â€œKung Fu: The Legend Continuesâ€) and Duane Sharp (Road to Perdition, Stir of Echoes, Dark) as the hapless detective, as well as Ezra Buzzington (Ghost World, Say It Isnâ€™t So, The Hills Have Eyes), Jennifer Siebel, Howard Fong, and newcomer Debra Miller (named â€œBest Actressâ€ at Indiefest Chicago for her performance as â€œJaneâ€).
ZEN NOIR was produced, written and directed by acclaimed theatre director Marc Rosenbush, a two-time winner of the Chicago Directors Festival whose work has twice been nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award. ZEN NOIR is his first film.
â€œA visionary directorâ€
-Lucia Mauro, Pioneer Press Newspapers
â€œA strange, funny, sad, happy, moving, wonderful filmâ€
-Brad Warner, author of â€œHardcore Zenâ€
â€œA murder mystery for people who arenâ€™t afraid to thinkâ€
-Red Rocks Review
EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT â€“ ONE WEEK ONLY
OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th
LANDMARKâ€™S LUMIERE THEATRE
1572 California (at Polk)
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