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Thank you for visiting the official web site of GETTING OVER, an independent feature-length documentary by Jason Charnick about his father Ray, a hardcore heroin & cocaine addict and petty criminal who passed away from complications due to AIDS in 1997. We are now available in stores on DVD & Blu-ray, and online on all your favorite streaming platforms! Click the logos below to rent or purchase the movie that SXSW called a “deeply personal, beautifully crafted film.”

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More comments coming in from our fantastic viewers and fans, and we are humbled and honored. If you’ve seen the film, we’d always love to hear from you too!

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SXSW 2018: Trending Titles - IMDb

IMDb has a running list of 128 titles from SXSW 2018, and over a year later, we’re still ranked number FIVE by user rating with an 8.3/10! See what all the fuss is about! Streaming on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and all major cable VOD providers!

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I am truly humbled by every. single. person. who watches our film and is moved by it. This message came in from a random stranger this weekend, and I wanted to share it. Getting Over is now available to watch on all your favorite streaming platforms, and if you’ve seen it, we’d LOVE to hear from you!

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Next round of screenings coming later this April to the Bees on Bangs Art Popup in Asbury Park, NJ! Stay tuned for more details including an upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray giveaway! #supportindiefilm #documentary #beesonbangs #upstartfilm #gettingoverfilm

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Welp, our NYC screening did not reach its goal, and as such, the event has been… well, let’s just call it rescheduled. If you purchased a ticket through Tugg, you will be refunded in full, and you should have already received a digital download link as a thank you for your support. Why “rescheduled?” Because we will still be having more public screenings on the east coast, starting with Asbury Park, NJ on April 26 & 27. These screenings are confirmed! Stay tuned for more details on how you can still see Getting Over on the big screen!

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It’s also our birthday! Getting Over premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year on this date, March 11, 2018 at the Alamo Drafthouse Ritz in Austin, Texas.

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SXSW 2018: Documentary Spotlight - IMDb

One year later, and we are the highest ranked film on IMDb’s list of films from SXSW 2018’s Documentary Spotlight category! It’s woefully unscientific, but you can’t argue with the raw data!

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Getting Over NYC Screening Promo

TICKET SALES END MARCH 14!!! There’s less than two weeks left to buy tickets for the ONE NIGHT ONLY New York City screening of Getting Over, the darling of last year’s SXSW Film Festival! Showing at the AMC Empire 25 right in the heart of the city, we still need YOUR help to hit our goal or the show won’t go on! Each ticket also includes a link to download the film to own, so even if you can’t make it, you can still help, and still see the film that Janet Pierson of SXSW called “unique and fascinating, and really captured our attention.” Join us in New York on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm, then watch the film again at your convenience from anywhere in the world. Don’t delay, buy your ticket TODAY! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC AMC Empire 25 234 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036 (Producer/Director Jason Charnick will conduct a Q&A after the film moderated by Filmwax Radio’s Adam Schartoff.)

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Did you miss our premiere screenings in Austin last year? Come see us in New York in 3 weeks! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC

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#FlashbackFriday to last year’s #ThrowbackThursday!!!

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Getting Over NYC Screening - TICKET SALES END MARCH 14!

TICKET SALES END MARCH 14!!! Friends, there is less than two weeks left to buy tickets for our ONE NIGHT ONLY New York City screening! We genuinely need your help to hit our goal. We still need to sell over 90 tickets, so we need your help NOW! Even if you don’t think you can make the show, each ticket includes a downloadable link to the complete feature to own! No restrictions on viewing, screen it at your convenience, but you have to buy your ticket TODAY! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC P.S. You know what we think of every time we hear someone say “two weeks?” This classic scene from Total Recall, which goes a little something like this…

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Time is running out to get your tickets to our ONLY New York City screening! We still have over 90 left to sell, so don’t delay! And stay tuned for a new promo video coming this Thursday! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC

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Getting Over (2018)

If you’ve had the chance to the see the film, you can always visit our IMDb page and leave us a rating or review. We’re currently at 8.4/10 but would love to hear what more people think (famous last words). Thanks! http://bit.ly/GettingOverIMDb

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Here’s your daily reminder to get your tickets now for our upcoming NYC screening on March 21! Time is quickly running out! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC

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Join Me at This Tugg Screening of Getting Over

Less than one month left to get your tickets to our one and ONLY screening of Getting Over in New York City! We’ve only sold about 20% of what we need to or else the show won’t go on, so don’t delay! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC

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Getting Over

Still need a reason to see Getting Over in New York City? Check out this 8/10 review in FilmThreat coming out of last year’s SXSW Film Festival! http://filmthreat.com/reviews/getting-over/

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Getting Over - NYC Screening TV Spot 2

New spot! Who else remembers the original commercial? Getting Over hits the Great White Way in just over a month for a one night only show! Get your tickets now before it’s too late! http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC

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Join Me at This Tugg Screening of Getting Over

Happy Thursday! Did you know you can get your tickets right now for Getting Over’s one and only New York City screening? Now that sounds like a great way to spend a Thursday (March 21) night! https://www.tugg.com/events/getting-over

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Join Me at This Tugg Screening of Getting Over

Time is running out to get your tickets to our NYC premiere, which also happens to be closing night. See? Time goes fast, don’t delay, get your tickets today!

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Join Me at This Tugg Screening of Getting Over

‪Have you bought your NYC screening tickets yet?‬ ‪Thursday, March 21, 7:30pm at the AMC Empire 25. ONE NIGHT ONLY!!!‬ ‪http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC‬

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Getting Over - NYC Screening TV Spot 1

ONE NIGHT ONLY!!! Getting Over is coming to NYC this March for a special one time only event! Get your tickets now by visiting http://bit.ly/GettingOverNYC

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Are you a big fan of Walmart? Do you prefer your movies streaming through Vudu? This is what we look like on their service. And yes, that’s the last MLB 30-game winner, Detroit Tigers pitcher Denny McLain who appears in the film, discussing his time in federal prison with Ray Charnick.

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And down the stretch we come!

Howdy fans and well-wishers!

Wanted to let you all know that we’ve been making major strides on the film in the last couple of months! There’s still a little editing left to go, but we have the majority of the film in a really good place. The video is currently in the hands of our colorist, Sam Dlugach, and the audio is with our new sound editor/designer, Stephen Selvaggio, and we’re spending a majority of our time now meticulously cleaning and restoring all of our archival footage. It’s not a trivial task by any means, and we’re taking the necessary amount of time to do it right! We also have the good folks over at Framework Studio on the project, working on graphics and titles for us as we get closer to locking the picture!

Thanks again to all you for your continued support and patience. We’re finally coming down the home stretch, and we only have you to thank for helping to make it happen! Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the finish line!

We reached our goal!!!

Thanks to everyone who attended our wildly successful Casino Night and helped up reach our Indiegogo campaign goal! Through a new feature over at Indiegogo, we are able to continue raising funds even after the main campaign has ended. We are confident we are at a point where we can complete the film, but any and all additional help is greatly appreciated, as it will enable us to expand our reach, submit to additional festivals, and aim for a wider home video release!

So if you haven’t donated yet, please check us out by clicking the CONTRIBUTE NOW button above!

Indiegogo Campaign & Live Casino Party Event!!!

Greetings!

Our latest update is to let you know that our Indiegogo campaign is now live! We are currently raising finishing funds for the film, and any and all help is greatly appreciated! You can visit the campaign by clicking the CONTRIBUTE NOW button below the homepage title image, or by clicking the link below:

http://igg.me/at/gettingoverfilm

The campaign will culminate with a live Casino Party event at the Petroleum Club in Long Beach, California on February 28th!

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You’re all invited to come out for a fantastic night of fun, food, drink, and most importantly, gaming & prizes! You can visit the Indiegogo campaign at the link above to purchase your tickets directly, or RSVP at our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/340884032758575/

Thanks again for your ongoing support, we hope to see you at the Casino Party!

 

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