FMA student examines divorce through The New Year Parade

January 7, 2010

An MFA candidate in the Film and Media Arts Department is returning to Temple’s School of Communications and Theater this semester after being sidetracked in some very good ways.

Tom Quinn, who wrote and directed The New Year Parade, has been kept busy by the numerous honors the film has earned over the past several months. Its honors have come from the Slamdance Film Festival, the IFP Gotham Awards, the Philadelphia Film Festival and the Bend Film Festival, among many others.

Set against the backdrop of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, the film follows Jack and Kat McMonogul over the course of a year as their parents divorce. It features real members of the South Philadelphia String Band. While the band initially agreed to let Quinn film them for two weeks, the members embraced the production, resulting in a two-year collaboration.

Visit the SCT blog site view Quinn’s recent appearance on the NBC10’s The 10! Show.

posted by Jeff Cronin for the SCT news blog

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