August News

Thanks to all our fans and supporters for all the love. We are very excited to share what we have been up to over the summer starting with our most recent festival win: BEST FEATURE at the Women Texas Film Festival!

ANOTHER GREAT WIN IN TEXAS!

We just got back from the Women Texas Film Festival in Dallas and we’re so excited to announce that Rich Kids took home the grand prize of BEST FEATURE!    It was such an incredible weekend of wonderful films.  Artistic Director Justina Walford and her team have made a commitment to programming edgy, political, and unapologetic films by female filmmakers and they did not disappoint, we saw some excellent films:  United Skates, Black Hollow, Hillbilly, and The Ranger.   

Rich Kids completely sold out our 150 seat theater – our team had to give up our seats and the box office had to turn people away. As much as we hated to have people miss out, it was an excellent problem to have!   We are super proud of our win this weekend, especially since we’re heading immediately to New York City for the New York Latino Film Festival presented by HBO.

KIDS in THE CITY!

We’ll be screening TOMORROW and FRIDAY in NY at the AMC Empire 25 at Times Square – as actor Ricky Catter who plays Ernesto puts it - “We’re headed to Broadway!”    The New York Latino Film Festival is the top urban film festival in the country, so it’s beyond our wildest dreams to have the opportunity to screen at this festival.  We’ll be doing lots of filmmaker panels and special events this week including meeting with HBO and NBC executives.    Be sure to purchase your tickets for the 23rd or 24th screenings ahead of time!

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OFFICIAL STORE

In other news: we have just opened our Official Store for Rich Kids merchandising!   We’ve got the official Rich Kids poster, a Rich Kids minimalist poster designed by our very own David Saldaña, t shirts, and beach towels!  I bought my beach towel already and I think it’s my favorite item - it's not too late to take it to the pool or beach this summer!   Find it here:  

OFFICIAL STORE

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

We are still accepting donations on our website via Paypal.  There’s still so much we have to do on this campaign and any amount helps.  We recently received support from some fans that contributed to making our Spanish subtitles!   You can contribute here: 
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WEST COAST PREMIERE

And finally, we’re not done yet with our festival run:  after New York, we’re heading to the San Francisco Latino Festival in September(screening dates TBD), and while we can’t make official announcement yet, we FINALLY have our Los Angeles premiere coming up in October!   So stay tuned, we will be announcing that festival and date in early September.

LAURA SOMERS
Co-Writer/Director

Laura@RichKidstheMovie