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by Peter Knegt
March 12, 2009 7:28 AM
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Variance Teams Up For "Nursery University"

Marc H. Simon and Matthew Makar's doc "Nursery University," will find a spring release via an innovative team-up of Variance Films, Elementary Films, and Argyle Productions. The film, about the oddly competitive world of Manhattan nursery school admissions, will open in New York City on April 24th, 2009 for a special one-week release at The ImaginAsian Theater, with an expansion to follow immediately thereafter. Variance Films will co-release the film with the filmmakers.

"This film, simply put, is an absolute blast," said Dylan Marchetti, President of Variance Films, in a statement. "I'm a confirmed hedonist who still winces when someone brings a toddler into the restaurant, but by the end of the film I was on the edge of my seat, waiting to see who got into the schools they wanted and who didn't. The film is light, funny, extremely well-made, and the perfect antidote to the bad news that seems to be flying pretty much non-stop these days."

The film screened at Hot Docs, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and The Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival.

The film will debut theatrically on April 24th, 2009, at the Phoenix Adlabs ImaginAsian Theater on Manhattan's Upper East Side. During the opening weekend, screenings will be followed by a Q&A session with the different nursery school directors, admissions specialists, and other experts featured in the film.

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