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#1 of 19 Ronald Epstein

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Posted September 20 2010 - 06:24 AM

 

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Starring Ricardo Chavira and Emmy nominee E.J. Bonilla this award-winning, critically acclaimed film comes to DVD on October 5th

CHATSWORTH, CA. – Sometimes only love can save you. On October 5, Image Entertainment presents Don't Let Me Drown, a story of two Brooklyn teenagers finding comfort in each other while dealing with the aftermath of the World Trade Center tragedy. Directed by Cruz Angeles and featuring a stellar cast, Don't Let Me Drown was a Grand Jury Prize nominee at the Sundance Film Festival and has won the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival along with the awards for Jury Prize and Best Editing at the Woodstock Film Festival.  Available at an SRP of $14.98 for the DVD.

Two Brooklyn teenagers personally affected by the World Trade Center tragedy find comfort with each other. Though their families differ in ethnicity, Lalo and Stefanie find joy in all they share in common as life slowly returns to normal in their gritty but tightly knit neighborhood. Over their parents’ objections, their friendship grows as they discover the healing power of love.
 

Starring Ricardo Chavira (Desperate HousewivesPiranha 3D), Emmy nominee E.J. Bonilla (Guiding LightLaw & Order), and Gina Torres (HugeAngelFireflyDon't Let Me Drown is a poignant, moving tale of two Latino teens learning that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.


Bonus features on Don't Let Me Drown DVD include:
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#2 of 19 Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 30 2010 - 07:19 AM





#3 of 19 Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 30 2010 - 07:23 AM

I've always enjoyed Gina Torres in her TV roles (and Serenity).  I've heard that this was pretty good.



#4 of 19 BrianDBoyle

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Posted September 30 2010 - 12:14 PM

Sounds like an interesting film; definitely worth a look.


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#5 of 19 GACrabill

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Posted September 30 2010 - 12:43 PM

I would initially worry about this being a "downer" .... but with some critical acclaim it may actually be pretty interesting.



#6 of 19 CaryRW

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Posted September 30 2010 - 12:48 PM

I think I agree with GACrabill.  It will be an interesting view!



#7 of 19 Jacob L

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Posted September 30 2010 - 12:53 PM

One of those movies that fell under my radar



#8 of 19 Neal^K

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Posted September 30 2010 - 01:18 PM

I love it when filmmakers take a truly horrific event and retell it on a more personal, intimate scale. It brings the audience - well, me, anyway - closer to the experience. I'd really like to see this.



#9 of 19 Adam Gregorich

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Posted September 30 2010 - 01:21 PM

Just an FYI we were given three copies to give away by Image.  I'll draw three names at random from everyone who posts in this thread between now and Friday October 8th.  Must be over 18 and have a US or Canadian address to win.



#10 of 19 Jesse Skeen

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Posted September 30 2010 - 07:51 PM

Cool- let's see if I win!


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#11 of 19 RichH

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Posted October 01 2010 - 04:27 AM

Thanks for sponsoring the raffle and providing excellent coverage of CEDIA.


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#12 of 19 Cameron Yee

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Posted October 02 2010 - 05:55 AM

Count me in!

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#13 of 19 Bill Buklis

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Posted October 06 2010 - 01:37 PM

Sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of this movie before. Is there a Blu-Ray version of this or just DVD?


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#14 of 19 Matt Hough

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Posted October 07 2010 - 01:33 AM



Originally Posted by Bill Buklis 

Sounds interesting. I hadn't heard of this movie before. Is there a Blu-Ray version of this or just DVD?


Just DVD. I'm supposed to receive a review copy for HTF, but it hasn't arrived yet.



#15 of 19 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 10 2010 - 03:22 AM

Congrats to Cary, Jacob and RichH.  You all have won a copy of Don't Let me Drown from Image Entertainment.  Can you please PM me your address so I can get it shipped?


Thanks to everyone who entered!



#16 of 19 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 20 2010 - 07:47 AM

I never linked to Matts review so here it is: http://www.hometheat...-t-let-me-drown.  I also never heard form the original three winners, so last chance to PM me your details.  If I don't hear from you by tomorrow, I am drawing alternates...



#17 of 19 Adam Gregorich

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Posted October 22 2010 - 08:03 AM

OK, Take two.  Bill Buklis, Cameron Yee and Jesse Skeen are the winners as I never heard from any of the round one winners.  Bill and Cameron I have your addresses, I just need yours Jesse...



#18 of 19 Jesse Skeen

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Posted October 22 2010 - 10:12 AM

Just sent it- thanks!  Never one to turn down a free DVD, thanks to the first winners who apparently didn't want it! Posted Image


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#19 of 19 Bill Buklis

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Posted October 22 2010 - 01:30 PM

Woohoo. Awesome!


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