Origin of the Species
 
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Past Screenings
 

Texas Film Festival, College Station, TX
Origin of the Species screened deep in the heart of Texas.

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Drexel Theater, Columbus, Ohio
Origin of the Species screened in the heartland.

Notes: Screenwriter Rob Ackerman and his wife attended the screening.

  

 
 
Independent Feature Film Market, New York
Angelika Theater
Origin of the Species screened in the Angelika Theater as part of this important industry event.
  

 
  

Wine Country Film Festival, Sonoma, CA
Origin of the Species screened in the First Feature category of the competition.

Program Blurb: This humorous parable unfolds over a weekend in a summer house, where six friends have been meeting every July for 10 years. With love, sex, betrayal, and enough surprises, Origin of the Species uses age-old themes and biological vocabulary to examine the nature of love and adulthood. The group's annual skinny-dipping ritual is gilded with new meaning after this weekend, and the result of the visit is more of a shattered innocence than the retreat that was intended. Light, probing and ultimately entertaining.


 
 
Galway Film Fleadh, Galway, Ireland
Origin of the Species screened as an Official Selection of the Galway Film Fleadh.
 

 
Avignon Film Festival, France 
Origin of the Species finished June (with lovely French subtitles) by screening as an Official Selection of the Avignon Film Festival in France.
 

 
Huntington, Long Island Film Festival
Origin of the Species screened as an Official Selection of the Huntington, LI Film Festival (alongside "High Art," "Henry Fool," and also Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner "The Farm").

Notes: "Origin" writer, Robert Weston Ackerman, won a Special Achievement Award for Screenwriting!
 

 
Atlanta Film Festival
Origin of the Species screened as an Official Selection of the Atlanta Film Festival.

Notes: The screening sold out!
 

 
San Diego World Film Festival
Origin of the Species screened as an Official Selection of the San Diego World Film Festival at the Pacific Gaslamp Theatre in Downtown, San Diego.  Origin screened along with such films as "The Truman Show," Hal Hartley's Cannes Award Winner "Henry Fool,"  and Sundance Award Winners "Smoke Signals" and "High Art."

Notes: "Origin of the Species" won a Special Jury Prize!
 

 
Avignon/New York Film Festival 
Origin of the Species screened as an Official Selection of the Avignon/New York Film Festival.

Notes: The screening sold out with over 400 in attendance!
 

 
Houston International Film Festival
Origin of the Species screened as an Official Selection of the Houston International Film Festival. 

Notes: Origin won Gold Medal for Best First Feature, and Origin shared the marquee with Titanic!