25 New Faces of Independent Film Screening in Tacoma

The Grand Cinema in Tacoma will be showing William and the Windmill on Saturday, August 17th as part of its screening series showcasing Filmmaker Magazine's 25 New Faces of Independent Film. Director Ben Nabors and cinematographer Michael Tyburski will be present for a Q&A session after the movie.

You should also catch Palimpsest, a short by Michael & Ben, which is playing on the 18th and the 20th.

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Glowing Review from Hardacre in Littlevillage Magazine

via Iowa City's littlevillagemag.com 

Director Ben Nabors’ acknowledges William’s mind-boggling success without becoming precious, guiding William and the Windmill as an earnest and moving portrayal of the complexities of modern celebrity. Putting aside the easy western narrative of unlikely hero, Nabors focuses on the complications of new-found fame and a world suddenly without boundaries.
Where the doc begins with William creating an engineering marvel from next to nothing, it ends with William himself as the project—his hometown, an Ivy league school and dozens of well-meaning Westerners invested in constructing his future.

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Hardacre Film Festival Announces W&W Best Documentary 2013


The jury of the 2013 Hardacre Film Festival has announced its award-winning films in six categories. The festival will take place Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2 and 3, at the Hardacre Theater, 112 E. 5th St. in Tipton.

“We’re really excited to share such entertaining and innovative films with our audience,” said Will Valet, festival director. “Some of these films premiered at the top film festivals in the world and are having their Iowa or Midwest premieres at Hardacre.”


Jerusalem Film Festival Showtimes

We're truly freilich  to be playing this week and next at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Read what they have to say about W&W below, and click through for tickets.
Many documentarists might have taken a different approach to the one Ben Nabors chooses for this film, but he does not make do with a feel-good movie about Western generosity and African gratitude. Nabors, who won the Documentary Grand Jury Award at SXSW, follows William closely for five years and accompanies him from Africa to America and back. He gives his protagonist a chance to express himself and documents not only the great transition from village kid to celebrity, but explores the more difficult sides, including difficulties adjusting to life in America and longings for home.

 via jiff.org