Adoption Movie To Get Austin Festival Premiere


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"Twinsters", the movie about the adoptions of Verona's Samantha Futerman and her sister Anais Bordier, will premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin in March.
“Twinsters”, the movie about the adoptions of Verona’s Samantha Futerman and her sister Anais Bordier, will premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin in March.
The high-profile SXSW film and music festival in Austin, Texas starts on March 13 and Verona will be in the house.

Samantha Futerman, who turned the unusual story of her adoption from South Korea into a movie and a book has been notified that “Twinsters” will have its premiere at SXSW.

“Thank you all so much for being a part of this journey,” Futerman and her sister Anais Bordier wrote to their Kickstarter supporters. “We can’t even begin to tell you how your continued support means to us. This is the first step in gaining worldwide distribution for our film. So hopefully you’ll be able to see it soon in a theatre near you. :) :) :)”

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Futerman, an actress who co-directed the movie, will be one of only five female directors to have films at the festival. Ava DuVernay, the director of “Selma”, will be one of the keynote speakers at SXSW. Of the 125 movies to be shown at SXSW, 24 were financed through the crowdfunding platform like “Twinsters”. broke the story of Futerman’s adoption almost two years ago. In February 2013, she was contacted through Facebook by Bordier, a French national who had discovered that they shared a birth date and had both been adopted from South Korea. The girls met in London, where Bordier works, and with the help of two Kickstarter campaigns, created a documentary about how they came to be adopted into two different families. Futerman grew up in Verona as the daughter of Judd and Jackie Futerman and graduates of Pleasant Day nursery school will spot “Miss Jackie” in the movie’s trailer:

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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