Imagine I’m Beautiful to Premiere at NYCIFF May 30

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Thu, 05/22/2014 - 16:07 -- Nick Dager

Imagine I'm BeautifulNine Lives Pictures and the New York City International Film Festival today announced the New York premiere of Imagine I'm Beautiful on May 30 at The Crosby Street Hotel. The event begins with a red carpet screening at 7 pm, followed by a general admission screening at 9 pm.

"We're thrilled to showcase this incredible, thoughtful, award-winning film at this year's festival," Roberto Rizzo, founder & CEO, NYCIFF said. "Imagine I'm Beautiful captures the spirit of independent filmmaking and the team represents some of the most talented up-and-coming filmmakers in the New York City independent scene."

Imagine I'm Beautiful follows Lana, a young woman who moves to New York after her mother's suicide. She moves in with the troubled Kate and the two slowly forge a friendship, finding solace in each other's difficult pasts until Kate makes a discovery that will alter their friendship for good. The film stars Naomi McDougall Jones and Katie Morrison, is directed by Meredith Edwards and produced by Caitlin Gold, Naomi McDougall Jones and Joanna Bowzer. The film was developed and produced in New York City.

"As we were looking for a home for our New York-premiere, NYCIFF was top of our list," Caitlin Gold, producer and co-founder, Nine Lives Pictures said. "The whole cast and crew are excited to be a part of such a filmmaker-friendly, prestigious festival as we bring this film to our home town of the Big Apple."

Most recently, Imagine I'm Beautiful won Best Feature, Best Female Director and The Don Award: Best Independently Produced Screenplay of 2014 from the Cape Fear Independent Film Festival; Best Dramatic Feature and a Special Jury Prize for Best Performance at the 23rd Arizona International Film Festival; the 2014 Rising Star Award at the Canada International Film Festival; and the Best Actress Award from RxSM in Austin, Texas.

For more about the film go to and to purchase tickets to the New York premiere, go to

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