Today's the pub date in all formats (print, Kindle, audio) for The Manor's Exec Producer Laurie Gwen Shapiro's first nonfiction book The Stowaway: A Young Man's Extraordinary Journey to Antarctica. Short excerpt up today at Longreads.
On January 16 Simon & Schuster (USA) will publish the hardcover adult non-fiction debut of our New York Exec Producer Laurie Gwen Shapiro - called The Stowaway - about the 17-year-old reader with a thirst for adventure books who swam across the Hudson to stow away on the first American Expedition to Antarctica. Simon & Schuster Canada is also publishing - so if you are living in Canada - here's a Goodreads giveaway to enter for Canadians who may be interested.
Canadians! Tonight on Vice! A very funny new film on the mushroom rush directed by The Manor's Shawney Cohen! Congratulations, Shawney!
The Manor now available on Vimeo On Demand! Tell your friends!
Canadians, The Manor Documentary is on TVO tonight! (But our director Shawney is at Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest - lucky duck!)
"In the mood for a great doc about an unconventional family business? Watch The Manor at 9 pm (ET)" http://bit.ly/1kotCnr
The Manor selected for Palm Springs January 3 to 13
The Manor makes a very short list by Filmmaker Magazine - what 5 films to catch at DOCNYC. Tomorrow Nov 15 930 pm at IFC Center, NYC -- send your New Yorkers! http://filmmakermagazine.com/77211-what-to-see-at-doc-nyc/…
Sure, it's ostensibly about the eponymous strip club (The Manor) and the family who owns it, but don't go into this doc expecting glitzy sensationalism and lap dances. Shawney Cohen's heartfelt portrait of his dysfunctional Canadian Jewish family -- who happens to own and operate a small town strip club -- is about so much more than the sex industry. ...Although the film, which opened this year's Hot Docs, has some darkly humorous moments, it's more tragic than comic. As his obese father compulsively eats and balloons in size, Cohen's anorexic mother nibbles on lettuce and dwindles away until she's barely there, as the future of The Manor remains unclear and Cohen struggles with his family's legacy. Cohen portrays his family with brutal honesty and enough love that after leaving the theater, you'll undoubtedly be thinking about the Cohen family and wondering how they're faring -- a true sign of a story well told.
Very excited to share an article by Shawney in indieWIRE - his advice for making a film about your own family and keeping your sanity! Join us in NYC this Friday at 930 pm for NYC premiere at DOC NYC at IFC Center
New Yorkers -- One week from today, our only NYC screening -- Friday Nov 15 at 930 @ the IFC Center 6th Ave & West 3rd Street -- hope you can come. Our director Shawney Cohen will be in town for the screening.