For Immediate Release: January 9, 2012
Ed Burns In Person At Cinema Arts Centre
Regular Engagement starts January 27
(Long Island, NY) From writer/director/actor Edward Burns, (THE BROTHERS MCMULLEN, SHE’S THE ONE) Newlyweds is a lively romantic comedy about a seemingly perfect marriage under stress, opening for a regular engagement on Friday, January 27. Ed Burns returns to the Cinema in person for a screening, followed by q&a and reception on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00pm. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington. 631-423-7611 www.CinemaArtsCentre.org
Special Event with Ed Burns: $9 Members / $13 Public / Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006
Buzzy (Edward Burns) and Katie (Caitlin FitzGerald) are a newly married couple living a seemingly conflict-free life. But when Buzzy’s damaged and impulsive half-sister Linda (Kerry Bishé) arrives at their doorstep expecting to stay for an indefinite period in their Tribeca loft, her antics threaten to disrupt the couple’s commitment to an “easy” marriage. Meanwhile, with Katie’s sister Marsha projecting suspicions of her own husband’s infidelity onto Buzzy, will the couple’s formerly trusting and insulated life be able to withstand the dysfunctions of their respective siblings?
With crackling humor and sharp insights into modern relationships, writer/director/actor Edward Burns tracks the tangled threads of these New Yorkers over three days. Burns has a singular way of getting past the veil of anonymity that comes with living in the city to really strike the core of his characters. Also starring Caitlin FitzGerald, Max Baker, Marsha Dietlein Bennett, and Kerry Bishé.
Ed Burns Bio from http://www.edwardburns.net/
Lauded by critics and audiences alike, Burns gained international recognition for his first feature THE BROTHERS MCMULLEN, which premiered in competition at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Grand Jury prize. The film, which Burns wrote, directed and starred in, was shot on a budget of only $25,000 and went on to gross over $10 million at the domestic box office, making it the most profitable film of 1995. The film also won “Best First Feature” at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards.
Burns’ second film, the romantic comedy SHE’S THE ONE starring Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz, reinforced Burns’ versatile talent as a writer, director, and actor able to simultaneously and successfully wear multiple hats.
Burns continues to write, direct, star in and produce his films, including the Paramount Classics relationship comedy SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK, PURPLE VIOLETS, and most recently, NICE GUY JOHNNY. In a groundbreaking deal, Purple Violets was the first feature film to premiere exclusively on iTunes. Burns built on this platform and successfully released Nice Guy Johnny via digital distribution in 2010.
His 10th feature film as a writer, director and actor is the romantic drama NEWLYWEDS, which will premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Burns has been involved with TFF since the festival’s inception in 2002. This will be his 6th film featured at TFF and will close the festival.
As an actor, Burns starred opposite Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in Steven Spielberg’s critically acclaimed World War II epic SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. He also starred in the thriller 15 MINUTES opposite Robert De Niro, CONFIDENCE opposite Dustin Hoffman, and the 20th Century Fox romantic comedy hit 27 DRESSES opposite Katherine Heigl. Burns can be seen in the upcoming feature film MAN ON A LEDGE opposite Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks, as well as in Jennifer Westfeldt’s FRIENDS WITH KIDS. Additionally, he will star in ‘40’, Doug Ellin’s much buzzed about new HBO series.
Ed Burns was born in Woodside, Queens and raised on Long Island. While at Hunter College in New York City, Burns switched his focus from English to filmmaking before quickly moving on to make The Brothers McMullen, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
He lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
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