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Kristen Stewart’s “The Yellow Handkerchief” now showing in more theaters

By Kim Palacios

Hollywoodnews.com: Fans love Kstew for choosing parts in thought-provoking indies; but, her choice in film projects creates an access problem for fans eager to see her work. Her international mega-stardom alone makes it difficult for fans around the world to see even widely-distributed works like the Twilight films in a timely fashion. But, even U.S. fans have experienced narrow access to much of her indie work.

Take “The Yellow Handkerchief”. It first released at Sundance in January 2008. Subsequent releases (e.g., the San Francisco International Film Festival in May 2008, the Middle Eastern International Film Festival in October 2008, etc.) were a painfully slow burn. Festival circuit screenings culminated in a Los Angeles Theater release in December of 2008, nearly a year after its initial screening. Fast forward to 2010. Some 28 months following its initial release, “The Yellow Handkerchief” (amazingly) continues to add theaters to its list!

The good news for fans is that, if they live in a smaller city (like Boise, Idaho, Denver, Colorado, Kansas City, Missouri, or Columbus, Ohio, where the film is now playing) the film seems to be making its rounds. Now that it has swept some of the larger coastal U.S. cities, it seems to be trickling inward throughout the country.

Yet, in this day and age of instant gratification and on demand video, it’s been more than a bit frustrating to fans in areas outside the distribution path. A glance at the Amazon.com page for “The Yellow Handkerchief” offers little solace. The DVD is not only not available; no release date has been named.

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About Kim Palacios

Kim Palacios is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant whose epicurean tendencies are matched only by her wanderlust. While not covering food, wine, and luxury travel for her column on Examiner.com, she guest writes for Travel Writers Exchange and a number of other varied-topic blogs. She is quadrilingual and holds an M.B.A. in Finance (neither of which she uses much these days). While not mourning the death of free markets and grumbling about the tax treatment of Californians, she enjoys film, and all things Twilight.

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