Unsolicited Comments and Observations from Participants at Cinémonde
(Yes, we accept and post criticism as well!)
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Past Cinemonde Menus (Part 1) Soiress #1-#20
Past Cinemonde Menus (Part 2) Soiress #21-#30
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Send us your COMMENTS and we'll post them below (we take criticism as well!):
I just wanted to thank you so much for such a wonderful time at Cinemonde! I enjoyed myself so much and met so many wonderful people! Keep me posted on the next event, as I definitely want to be there!
Amy Rivard, Singer/Songwriter with "The Highland Divas"
"Your salon is the gold standard by which all such events should be judged."
Dr. S. M. Sadio
"A quick note to let you know how much my wife and I enjoyed your event and the powerful film you screened. We met so many nice people and would really like to continue coming to these events, and look forward to seeing more great films that you bring our way."
Zel Bianco, President/CEO, Interactive Edge
"Another great night! What a great program you have. Please keep me on your mailing list."
James Salzano, professional photographer
"I want to thank you for a wonderful evening at Cinémonde. It's not often that a group of such intelligent and talented people can gather so intimately to appreciate film. It was an honor to have been a part of it. It was the first time my work has been screened in front of a true audience and I couldn't have asked for a better venue than with you at Cinémonde." Zijian Yan, writer/director, THE GLITCH
"I really enjoyed the film last night and had the chance to talk with some interesting, very nice people. It's a wonderful series you're doing. I thank you so much for including me."
Judith Lit, Producer-Director, Terra Productions
"Thank you so much! Had great fun last night. Was an incredible event that I have great interest in continuing to attend."
Lisa Rogers, CEO of Luxx Chocolat
"Thank you very much for the Cinémonde evening. I had such a great time, met some interesting people, made some very interesting new contacts, and saw a great new film."
Robin Woods, Attorney at Law, International Media Specialist
"Thank you for such a wonderful evening. It was a pleasure and I hope I can make it to another soiree some time."
Andrew Nelson, Film Student, Columbia University Masters Program
"Thanks for fun evening!"
Hon. Emily Jane Goodman, NY Supreme Court
"I wanted to thank you for your wonderful program. Your Cinemonde evening made a most marvelous impact on my shores.The cocktails and Scandinavian foods (many of my family are from Norway) were delightful.The films were both thought provoking and very moving."
Vera Stromsted, Design Stylist
"What a fun crowd and wonderful evening of film. When is the next one scheduled?"
Peter Cascone, Executive Producer, 4-D Creative Media
"That is the most fun I have had at the theatre since the days of Carnagie Hall Cinema and Bleeker Street Cinema!"
Michael Lebron, conceptual-politico-art-activist
"I just wanted to add my voice to the chorus of those who thoroughly enjoyed Cinemonde and to say thank you for hosting the event. The movies were fantastic! And the Q&A was exciting and stimulating. It was insightful to hear from the producer; from the director; from the stars... I look forward to seeing you at a future Soiree."
Michael B. Rosenblatt, Assistant Commissioner/Deputy Counsel
NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal
Office of Rent Administration
"Thanks for such a great night! We completely enjoyed ourselves, loved the short, and really rocked to the feature, and got a big kick out of the Q&A. Of course this a.m., we thought of more questions... Always, right? You have created a terrific program and we look forward to coming down for more of your great Cinemonde Soirees!"
Cynthia C. Bilder
A Writer for All Reasons, Seadove Productions
"The Cinemonde Soiree I attended was packed to the brim with cinema lovers who embraced the venue and will undoubtedly spread the word virally about the brand, the quality of the entertainment, the venue, and the sponsors who brought it to life. There were world-class thought leaders, photographers, musicians, film & music producers, designers, artists, writers, actors, directors and film reviewers in the audience. It was a spectacular event..."
Neal Marshad, CEO & President, Marshad Enterprises, Inc.
"The night was a lot of fun! It was a cool crowd. The films were both great, and the drinks and food plentiful and tasty. I love my vodka so it was a nice treat to see Chopin. The short was really great and the feature was awesome! Bravo!"
Scott G Pobiner, Assistant Professor
Design & Management, Parsons/The New School for Design
"Cinemonde was great! Terrific film, company and evening."
Patricia Kaufman, Commissioner for Television & Film, State of New York
"I wanted to express my thanks for last Friday. It was my first Cinemonde at definitely not my last one.
Great crowd, great movie, great host, great VIPs! Mes salutations les meilleures,"
Rob Holub, Singer / Songwriter
"I just wanted to thank you for the invitation to Cinemonde. We had a very nice evening, very nice atmosphere, and we loved the movie!"
Vanessa Deflache, French Translator
"The soirée began with a gourmet cocktail party featuring ultra elegant hors d’oeuvres served in abundance including Smoked Salmon with lemon crème fraiche whipped into an airy mousse topped with crispy capers and served on puff pastries; these delicate indulgences resonated through the palette, and like a fine wine, enveloped the senses. Needless to say they were delicious!"
Janet Walker, Freelance Journalist
"Thank you for a wonderful evening! It really was special. It was wonderful meeting so many interesting people and, of course, the highlight of the evening was the film. We all loved the film and wish the very best for its distribution. Thank you again!"
Diane Elliott, Ecologist
"Thank you for another wonderful evening!"
Nancy Allen, Producer
"Few words can express the gratitude I have for Jerry Rudes and for all of the guests and supporters of Cinemonde soirees for keeping my film --- and the spirit of all independent film --- thriving."
Seamus McNally, Writer/Director
"It was a wonderful evening."
Fred Feirstein, TV producer
"We would like to thank you for a great time at Cinemonde. The films screened were really enjoyable and entertaining."
Todd Costanzo, Film Transportation Professional
"Pleasure meeting everyone at Cinémonde, great event, great group."
Gerald Lerner, Photographer
"Hearty congrats to you, Jerry, and your team for a fabulous presentation at Cinemonde. Terrific setting, wonderful piece and what a great turnout! You really have given life to your vision!"
Sam Garrick, PR Consultant
"We had a great time at Cinémonde, and I believe you've just created a new and wonderful New York night with this series."
Tom White, Producer/Actor
"Thanks for the Cinemonde evening, we enjoyed it! And though I figured both films would be of interest, I think they both exceeded my expectations."
Jason Weiss, author/critic