The Films

"Live Free Or Die"

"Live Free or Die" won the Narrative Jury Prize at South By Southwest Film Festival.  It was the closing night film of the Gen Art Film Festival.

"Live Free or Die" is the debut feature film written and directed by Gregg Kavet and Andy Robin. The pair spent six years as writers and co-executive producers on “Seinfeld,” where they received a Writers Guild Award and three Emmy nominations for their work on classic episodes such as “The Junior Mint” and “The Jimmy.” More recently, they have been developing projects for film and television, including a new half-hour comedy for the F/X cable channel.

A deadpan comedy set in northern New Hampshire, "Live Free or Die" follows the exploits of a clueless would-be criminal named John “Rugged” Rudgate, who “earns” money forging rebate coupons and fencing speakers out the back of his beat-up van. One day, Rugged runs into an old high school acquaintance, the equally clueless Jeff Lagrand, who has recently returned home to run the local self-storage facility owned by his family. When Rugged tries to worm his way into the Lagrand family business, things go terribly wrong.

The cast of "Live Free or Die" is lead by Aaron Stanford in the role of “Rugged”, Paul Schneider as “Lagrand”, Michael Rapaport as “Putney”, Zooey Deschanel as “Cheryl”, Kevin Dunn as “Monson”, Judah Friedlander as “Hesh”, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as “Gazaniga”. 

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"Winter Solstice"

"Winter Solstice" is now available on home video.

“Winter Solstice” is an intense drama about a young widower named Jim Winters, who is raising two teenage sons in the emotional aftermath of their mother’s death. As he struggles to come to terms with his older son’s decision to leave home and his younger son’s self-destructive behavior, Jim finds himself increasingly attracted to his new neighbor.

The cast of “Winter Solstice” is led by Anthony LaPaglia, who won a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for his lead role on the CBS television series “Without A Trace.” The co-stars are Aaron Stanford, Mark Webber and Emmy Award-winning actress Allison Janney. Other featured actors include Ron Livingston, Brendan Sexton and Michelle Monaghan.

“Winter Sostice” is the debut feature film by writer/director Josh Sternfeld.


"An accomplished debut ... distinguished by its emotional integrity, sustained mood of aching melancholy and superbly understated performances."
David Rooney, Daily Variety

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"There's a sweet authenticity to [this] quiet film."
New York Magazine

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Press materials for the film can be found here. The film's official website can be found here.

"The Assassination of Richard Nixon"

"The Assassination of Richard Nixon" is available on home video.

“The Assassination Of Richard Nixon” stars Sean Penn, Don Cheadle and Naomi Watts. Set in the early 1970’s, the picture is loosely based on the true story of would-be assassin Samuel Byck, a troubled furniture salesman who considers Richard Nixon to be the ultimate symbol of American greed, dishonesty and immorality. Blaming Nixon for his own failed marriage, unemployment and growing sense of alienation, Byck constructs an elaborate and disastrously unsuccessful scheme to assassinate the President and “save” the American people.

"this riveting film qualifies as the anti-crowd-pleaser -- but Penn makes it unthinkable to turn away."
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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"We cannot help sensing a connection with another would-be assassin from the 1970s, another obsessed loner, Travis Bickle. "
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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