7/30/2012 – New York Sneak Preview of “Burning Blue”

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The Marquis on the SVA Theater

What a great evening in New York! Six of us members of USNA Out from the classes of ’80 to 2000 and our guests were able to attend a sneak preview of the film Burning Blue on Monday, July 30th at SVA Silas Theatre in New York City. This is the same theater where Out of Annapolis had its world premier in 2010.

USNA Alumnus, playwright and film director David Greer ’80, invited USNA Out members in the NY/northeast area to attend this preview screening of his upcoming film Burning Blue. The preview was also a fundraiser for two other organizations, Athlete Ally and Freedom to Marry.

The poster

About the film

Before “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” became law, before Brokeback Mountain was a Short Story, Burning Blue was a Stage Play being performed in cities around the world. Twenty years later Burning Blue is finally an independent film.

Written in 1992 by DMW Greer USNA ’80, a former Naval Aviator, the stage play of Burning Blue premiered to great critical acclaim on the London Fringe at the King’s Head Theater in early 1995 before transferring to The Theatre Royal Haymarket on the West End where the production received two Olivier Awards. Since then, it has been seen by more than 100,000 people in multiple productions around the world from Tel Aviv to Paris. Drawn from the Author’s life, this funny, deeply compelling and tragic love story set against the backdrop of the US Navy was shot entirely in New York City.

A Q&A panel followed the film

After the screening, there was a Q&A panel discussion about the film. Stay tuned to word about when the film may come to a film festival near you.

Cast consists of Trent Ford (Gosford Park), Rob Mayes (John), William Lee Scott (October Sky), Chris Chalk(News Room), Tammy Blanchard (Moneyball) and many more.

More about the film:

Film website: http://www.burningbluefilm.com/
Film teaser: http://vimeo.com/36794000
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1811307/
Film director DMW Greer Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMW_Greer
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