FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 11, 2005
Marathon Screening of Wonderfalls!
The Museum of Television & Radio Presents Falling for Wonderfalls Marathon Screening Including the Unaired Episodes!
January 29 and 30, 2005 in New York
New York, NY—The Museum of Television & Radio will present a marathon screening of all thirteen episodes of the critically acclaimed series Wonderfalls, including nine that never aired, on January 29 and 30, 2005.
Despite the critical acclaim, Wonderfalls—a dramedy about an underachieving college graduate who works in a Niagara Falls gift shop and begins to hear inanimate objects speak to her—was canceled after only four episodes. Fans rallied unsuccessfully to save the series that has been called smart, funny, and unique. Newcomer Caroline Dhavernas plays Jaye, whose meddlesome family and meaningless job push her to the edge of a life crisis.
The screenings are as follows:
Saturday, January 29 from12:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Episodes 1 through 7
Sunday, January 30 from12:30 to 4:45 p.m.
Episodes 8 through 14
Wonderfalls will be released on DVD in February, a tribute to supporters who worked to keep it alive.
Screenings are included with the Museum's suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen.
The Museum of Television & Radio, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley to collect and preserve television and radio programs and advertisements and to make them available to the public. Since opening in 1976, the Museum has organized exhibitions, screening and listening series, seminars, and education classes to showcase its collection of over 100,000 television and radio programs and advertisements. In 2001 the Museum initiated a process to acquire Internet programming for the collection. Programs in the Museum's permanent collection are selected for their artistic, cultural, and historic significance.
The Museum of Television & Radio in New York, located at 25 West 52 Street in Manhattan, is open Tuesdays through Sundays from noon to 6:00 p.m. and until 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The Museum of Television & Radio in California, located at 465 North Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills, is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5:00 p.m. Both Museums are closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Suggested contribution: Members free; $10.00 for adults; $8.00 for senior citizens and students; and $5.00 for children under fourteen. Admission is free in Los Angeles. The public areas in both Museums are accessible to wheelchairs, and assisted listening devices are available. Programs are subject to change. You may call the Museum in New York at (212) 621-6800, or in Los Angeles at (310) 786-1000. Visit the Museum's website at www.mtr.org.