40th Anniversary Screening DISTANCE & De Düva (The Dove) Q&A Cast Crew

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SVA Theatre

333 West 23rd Street

New York, NY 10011

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The Lover Company and Producer, DGA Director, Salvatore Oppedisano in association with BFA Film Program at New York's School of Visual Arts present: the Free 40th Anniversary Special Screening and Re-release Reception of DISTANCE and De Düva (The Dove) at the SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street NYC, reception starts at 6PM on Friday, September 30th.

In memoriam to film actors, Madeline Kahn, Bibi Besch and George Coe, Anthony Lover, director of both films will join cast and crew for a post-screening conversation.

Limited seating is first come, first-served.

VIP Reception begins at 6pm. Seating begins at 7pm. Screening starts at 7:30pm sharp. No one will be admitted after the film starts.

Tickets are required This film is Rated R: Restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

If you require more than four (4) tickets, email the event hosts at distancethemovie@gmail.com.

This is a rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see two critically acclaimed award winning, low budget independent films DISTANCE, along with the 1968 Oscar-nominated De Düva (The Dove) winner of 28th international film awards.

DISTANCE, starring Oscar nominee, James Woods in his first leading role along with a fine cast of actors, was lost for almost 40 years. Until recently found and rescued from the disastrous aftermath of a flood that destroyed Director, Anthony Lover’s, Liberty Studios; DISTANCE has been lovingly saved and restored from the only existing analog master by Producer, DGA Director, Salvatore Oppedisano.

Preview screenings of DISTANCE had Baby Boomers enthusiastic and surprisingly, a resonating hit with Millennial's born decades after the film was created.

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DISTANCE is a psychological, insightful and moving first feature film, which brings Lover’s insightful camera to two couples on an Army base in Georgia in the mid-1950’s. A beautiful German woman (Eija Pokkinen) is desperately trying to save her crumbling marriage to a black Master Sergeant (Paul Benjamin). He finds himself in mid-life trapped in a marriage with a woman he has nothing in common with - she does not share his love of books and art and seems only attracted to his sensuality. His sense of responsibility will not allow him to leave a woman he no longer loves. He finds himself trapped by his inability to deal with his feelings of pride, rage and frustration. The second couple's story is a bittersweet love affair between a young private (James Woods) and a beautiful older career woman (Bibi Besch). Events turn tragic when the Master Sergeant takes the young private into his personal life, and his deteriorating marriage.

“Distance has power, a fine group of actors, revelatory direction, unique filmic grace; a moving film.” –Variety

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De Düva (The Dove) winner of 28 International Awards was a sensation at the New York and London film festivals and had been chosen to represent the United States in film festivals around the world. The short film parodies some of Ingmar Bergman’s Academy Award Winning films, including Wild Strawberries and The Seventh Seal, and features Madeline Kahn in her first film role.

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Limited Seating. First, come first serve.


How many tickets can I order?

You can order up to 4 tickets per email address. If you require a block of seats please email us @ distancethemovie@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event or can I show my e-ticket?

Either or works for us. Please NOTE: Seating is First Come First Serve.

What do I do if I ordered a ticket(s) and I can't attend?

If you know you can't make the screening cancel your order or contact us @ distancethemovie@gmail.com

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. Tickets are required and must be 18 or older to attend the screening.

This film is Rated R: Restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

SVA Theatre is located at 333 West 23rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues, in the heart of Chelsea.

Mass Transit
• C/E to 23rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
• 1 to 23rd Street (at 7th Avenue)
• F to 23rd Street (at 6th Avenue)
• N/R to 23rd Street (at 5th Avenue/Broadway)
• 6 to 23rd Street (at Park Avenue)
• New Jersey PATH (at 6th Avenue)
• Downtown M11 (on 9th Avenue)
• Uptown M20 bus (on 8th Avenue)
• Crosstown M23 bus (stops at 8th and 9th Avenues)

23rd Street is a two-way thoroughfare with metered parking and a parking lot on 23rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Other nearby lots can be found on ParkWhiz. Taxis are abundant and available day and night outside the theatre.

Local Businesses & Attractions
SVA Theatre is located in the heart of the bustling Chelsea neighborhood, home to fabulous restaurants, hip hotels, and some of New York’s top art galleries and attractions.

SVA Theatre is committed to accessibility for all patrons. The venue is ADA compliant and provides listening devices for the hearing impaired.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Snacks and soft drinks are only permitted in the theater. Alcohol is not permitted in the theater.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email us at @ distancethemovie@gmail.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes if you can't make it to the screen please either cancel your registration or give your ticket to a friend.

Can I update my registration information?


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes. Seating is first come first serve.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yes. But if you can't make or give your ticket to a friend please cancel your registration.

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