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"Body and Soul" has been picked up for distribution by Seventh Art Releasing. Although Seventh Art specializes in films of Jewish interest, they have other films on their roster as well, including a short that was nominated for an Oscar in 2017. We're excited about this development and expect "Body and Soul" to make more of an impact than any of our previous films, in part because of their support and knowledge about distribution. Their executive director, Udy Epstein, described "Body and Soul" as "a first class film" in a recent email.


"Body and Soul" will screen at the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival for 2017. The festival runs from March 23-26. Director Philipson loves documentary film festivals, and this is the first acceptance for "Body and Soul" into one. "Body and Soul" will play on Saturday, March 25 at 6:45 at the Rialto Theater in Sebastopol, CA. Click HERE to buy tickets.

"Body and Soul" has been accepted into the American Documentary Film Festival for 2017. The festival takes place in Palm Springs and runs from March 31 to April 5. The screening will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4. Click HERE for further information and to buy tickets.

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Director Robert Philipson was interviewed about "Body and Soul" for the "Inside Art" program of San Diego's jazz radio station KSDS. The interview took place at 7:00 p.m. (PST) on Sunday, February 12 and lasted 30 minutes. Click HERE to listen to it now.

Director Robert Philipson was interviewed at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival's screening of "Body and Soul" on Atlanta's NPR station WABE for the show City Lights. Listen to it after that fact HERE.

"Body and Soul: An American Bridge" is the winner of Best Music Documentary category of the recently completed 2016 edition of the San Francisco Black Film Festival. Thanks to Kali O'Ray and the festival organizers for this honor.