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The Independent Spirit Awards nominated “Charlotte Sometimes” will be shown Saturday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. on the Sundance Channel.

It was nominated for the John Cassavetes award for best film made for under $500,000, and Jacquline Kim was nominated for best supporting actress. It is a complex romantic comedy with some of the best use of digital video I’ve seen. Cody Chestnutt provides the songs in the film.

Like “The Cockettes” last year, it will be shown on the Sundance Channel a couple of times and then have a window for theatrical release. And it is still being featured at film festivals. “The Cockettes” won for best documentary at last year’s Independent Spirit Awards, but counldn’t be nominated for an Oscar because it was shown on cable.

Roger Ebert praised “Charlotte Sometimes” when he saw it at the Hawaii Film Festival and is showing it this year at his Overlooked Film Festival in April.

It will be shown showing at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival on March 8th and 9th in San Francisco and March 15th in San Jose. Director Eric Byler and members of the cast will be at the festival. Byler will be on a panel March 9th on digital filmmaking. Greg Pak who directed “Robot Stories” which is the closing night film and digital video pioneer Rob Nilsson will also be on the panel.

Jacquline Kim has been on “E.R.,” “West Wing,” and “Xena: The Warrior Princess.” She co-wrote and starred as a documentary filmmaker working in the upcoming film “In Search of Cezanne.” Award winning documentary filmmaker Allan Miller who directed it talks about the project at the end of this interview focusing on “The Turandot Project” which will be on the Sundance Channel on March 1st at 8:30 a.m., March 7th at 1 p.m. and several other times during the month.

On March 3rd, “Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press” will be on at 6:05 p.m. and “The Trials of Henry Kissinger” at 9 p.m. Both will be on the Sundance Channel several more times in March (I’ll write more about them next month).

This originally appeared on TVBarn.

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