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Transcripts - Press-Release-QWERTY-at-Siskel

  • 1. NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT: Lance A. Schart | 847.962.8156 Scrabble TM -Centric Movie at The Siskel Award-winning romantic comedy QWERTY comes home to Chicago for three nights CHICAGO, IL – QWERTY, a romantic-comedy filmed in Chicago, will make its Chicago premier at the prestigious Gene Siskel Film Center on Saturday July 28 at 8:00 PM, with follow up screenings Monday July 30 and Wednesday August 1st at 8:00 PM. Words become the catalyst for romance in Chicago-set QWERTY, when two reclusive nerds recognize the rebel in each other. Told against the backdrop of a dysfunctional Illinois DMV office and competitive word games, the two loners make a shaky stand against the world, with Marty teetering on the brink of suicide and shy Zoe competing for the National ScrabbleTM championship. The Dallas Observer says QWERTY is “what every romantic comedy should be”. Nashville Scene magazine says QWERTY has “a triple word score worth of charm”. QWERTY thrilled audiences and jurors at the Nashville Film Festival, where it took multiple honors including the Honorable Mention – Narrative award. Award-winning director, Bill Sebastian, producers Nat Dykeman and Jeremy Truelove, writer Juliet McDaniel, and actress Dana Pupkin, as well as several other Chicago-based cast and crew will attend the 7/28 screening. Dykeman will be present for the 7/30 and 8/1 screenings. ScrabbleTM is a registered trademark of Hasbro, Inc. and is used by permission. The Gene Siskel Film Center, located at 164 North State Street, has presented world-class, independent, international, and classic cinema for over 40 years. Tickets to can be purchased in advance or before the show at the theatre’s box office or through Ticket Master. Details and tickets at Trailers, an electronic press kit, and additional information are available on the film’s website,, and social media sites, and # # #

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