NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK! "An Ingenious Black Comedy"

“Rid of Me” New York Times Critics’ Pick

Homemaker Devises a Suburban Smackdown

“Rid of Me,” an ingenious black comedy written and directed by James Westby, comes at you like a horror movie before settling down into something quieter but equally skin crawling.

Full Article at NY TIMES

 

 

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Share your break-up tales and torment!

Coinciding with the theatrical release of Rid of Me is the launch of our new site hegotridofme.com.  Share your tales of the douchebag that dumped you, the schmuck that stood you up, and the guys that just suck.

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Rid of Me *New* Theatrical Trailer Released Exclusively on iTunes

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/ridofme/

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Rid of Me wins Best of the Northwest at Bend Film Festival

http://www.bendfilm.org/2011-festival/2011-winners/

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James Westby wins Best Screenplay for Rid of Me at San Diego Film Festival

http://www.sdff.org/awardwinners.html

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The Hollywood Reporter’s awards analyst reveals his latest survey of the Oscar landscape.

The Hollywood Reporter

by Scott Feinberg

With the Venice and Telluride film festivals now in progress, and the Toronto International Film Festival set to get underway Thursday, I thought that now would be a fun time to document my early read of the Oscar landscape that awaits us.

BEST ACTRESS

Katie O’Grady (Rid of Me)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Orianna Herrman (Rid of Me)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

James Westby (Rid of Me)

Full article at The Hollywood Reporter

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Phase 4 Films Acquires Black Comedy ‘Rid of Me’

The Hollywood Reporter

by Gregg Kilday

Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to James Westby’s black comedy Rid of Me, starring Katie O’Grady as a young woman trying to improve her marriage against the backdrop of Portland’s punk and rock scene.

Star Katie O’Grady is heralded as “a true discovery that will undoubtedly have audiences and industry insiders buzzing” by president and CEO Berry Meyerowitz.

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Phase 4 Acquires James Westby’s Rid of Me, Starring Katie O’Grady

indieWIRE

by  Anne Thompson

Berry Meyerowitz’s Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to James Westby’s black comedy Rid of Me, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring.  In making the acquisition, Meyerowitz cited discovery Katie O’Grady the film’s “sharp wit and offbeat originality.”

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“Rid Of Me” Won’t Go Away

BrinkZINE

by Danny Peary

One of the films I anticipated most at the recent Tribeca Film Festival was Rid of Me, a black comedy by James Westby.

Full Article at BrinkZINE

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Congratulations to the 2011 TCFF Award Winners!

RID OF ME wins Founders Prize, for Best US Narrative at the Traverse City Film Festival.

Actress Katie O'Grady and Director James Westby with Michael Moore after accepting their Founders Award at the TCFF

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