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THE ICE CREAM MAN to play at the New Hope Film Festival

THE ICE CREAM MAN will screen at the New Hope Film Festival in New Hope, Pennsylvania in the program California Shorts, Saturday, June 26 at 3:30 PM

THE ICE CREAM MAN is a 35mm short illuminating the cultural melting pot of Venice Beach, CA. When a citizen of the former Soviet and a Korean immigrant face off in an ice cream vendors' turf war, a territorial dispute ensues that will lead them to a deeper understanding of not only each other, but also of the African American community that they now call home.

Dylan Rush's THE ICE CREAM MAN debuted in San Francisco and continues to delight audiences across the country. His DVCam short GOING SOMEPLACE took Rush 2,500 miles as one of five finalists in the Perrier Across America filmmaking competition.

The 2010 New Hope Film Festival is sponsored by the Greater New Hope Chamber of Commerce and will be held the week of June 21st through the 27th, 2010.

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About the Festival
The New Hope Film Festival was founded by D. F. Whipple, an author screenwriter, and long-time resident of the New Hope, Bucks County area. Whipple formed the New Hope Film Festival with a group of artists who shared his passion for discovering and nurturing independent filmmakers, especially those who’ve been overlooked by established festivals. This includes international films, which the Festival is eager to attract.

What Makes the Festival Different
Every film submitted will be watched with a keen perspective on quality and artistic expression. Our artistic standards are extremely high and neither budget nor name recognition will be a determining factor—the art must shine through. The best films will be selected, period.

The Location
Over the years, New Hope has attracted and been home to many talented producers, screenwriters, actors, playwrights, and performance art enthusiasts. Home of the Bucks County Playhouse, where actors such as John Travolta, George C. Scott, Robert Redford, Helen Hayes, Andrea McArdle and Colleen Dewhurst have graced the stage, the village is centrally located less than an hour from Philadelphia and an hour and a half from New York.

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