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FEATURE NARRATIVE 105 Minutes World Premiere

Edward Burns brings us his most assured and intimate film to date with Looking for Kitty, a funny and charming look at the relationship between two lonely outcasts thrown together by circumstance on the streets of New York City. Abe (David Krumholtz) has come to the Big Apple from upstate to search for his wife, Kitty, who left him six months earlier with no forwarding address and no explanation. Distraught, Abe calls on Jack (Burns), an out-of-work detective whose gruff exterior hides a heart of gold. Though he considers the case "strictly nickel and dime" Jack desperately needs the work. The two men forge a friendship while staking out Kitty's friends, over lunches in the cold and rain, and during one night of drinking with Jack's super. Put together one man who's a fish out of water, and another who seems to have lived every minute of his life on the streets of New York, and sweet comedy ensues. Shot all over the city, Looking for Kitty is a captivating film that perfectly portrays one of Burns' hometown's most magical qualities: its ability to bring people from different backgrounds together around common purposes and shared experiences -- be they long walks on asphalt streets in the pouring rain or late-night bull sessions.

About the Director(s)

Edward Burns, born in Queens and raised on Long Island, studied filmmaking at Hunter College in Manhattan. Burns wrote, directed, produced, and starred in his first film, The Brothers McMullen (1995) -- shot on a $25,000 budget and ultimately grossing over $10 million domestically -- which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and Best First Feature at the 1996 Independent Spirit Awards. Robert Redford later served as executive producer on his following films She's The One (1996) and No Looking Back (1998). Burns also directed Sidewalks of New York (2001) and Ash Wednesday (2002 -- which screened at the first Tribeca Film Festival), and, with his brother Brian, served as writer and executive producer of The Fighting Fitzgeralds (2001), a half-hour comedy series for television. Burns has acted in numerous films, including Saving Private Ryan (1998), 15 Minutes (2001), Confidence (2003), and most recently starred opposite Ben Kingsley in A Sound of Thunder (2004).

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