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Searching for Norman screens at Historic Fort Snelling on April 12

11 April 2007
ST PAUL -- Searching for Norman will screen prior to the World War II History Roundtable at Fort Snelling on Thursday, April 12 at 6:40 p.m. The World War II History Roundtable is a monthly gathering of World War II veterans, researchers, students and professors. Once a month, approximately 200 to 300 people gather to listen and contribute to thematic discussion concerning World War II events adn battles. The year 2007 marks the 20th anniversary of the Roundtable.

For information about this event, click here.

For directions and other information about Historic Fort Snelling, follow this link: http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/hfs/


Searching for Norman to screen at Chanhassen Library on Nov. 12

14 October 2006
ST PAUL -- Searching for Norman will screen at the Chanhassen Library on Sunday, November 12 at 2 p.m. The documentary will screen along with Clipped Wings, another documentary from the Moving Pictures Film Festival that also describes a B-24 that was shot down over France, the survivors of which were also aided by French citizens.

For information about and directions to the Chanhassen Library, click here.

To read about this and other Moving Pictures films to be screened throughout Minnesota, visit: http://www.mnhs.org/people/mngg/film/filmSchedule.htm


Documentary earns Honorable Mention at Moving Pictures Film Festival

8 October 2006
ST PAUL -- Searching for Norman earned a prestigious Honorable Mention award at the Moving Pictures Film Festival at the Minnesota History Center. It was one of eight films to be recognized at the event.

For a complete list of award-winning films, visit: http://www.mnhs.org/people/mngg/film/winners2006.htm


Searching for Norman described on Minnesota Public Radio

6 October 2006
ST PAUL -- Minnesota Historical Society curator Randal Dietrich was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's Morning Edition, hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Dietrich discussed the "Moving Pictures" film festival at the Minnesota History Center, and when asked by Wurzer to talk about a couple of the films, Searching for Norman was one of those described.

To read about the story and listen to the 4-minute interview, click here: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/10/06/filmfestival/


Ten-minute version to screen at Minnesota History Center

1 October 2006
ST PAUL -- Searching for Norman, the 10-minute version of the documentary, will screen on Sunday, October 8 at the Minnesota History Center as part of the Minnesota's Greatest Generation Film Project. Admission to the event is free.

A full afternoon of films and other activities is planned. For more information, visit: www.mngg.org


Documentary to Screen at Aroma's Art and Coffeehouse on February 28

30 January 2006
ST PAUL -- The documentary video, Searching for Norman: a grandson's journey will screen at Aroma's Art and Coffeehouse in St Paul on Tuesday, February 28 at 7 pm. Aroma's is located at 488 Robert Street North, St Paul, MN (corner of E 9th Street and Robert in downtown St Paul), tel: 651 298 0770.

Come out and watch the documentary and have something to eat or drink while visiting downtown St Paul's fledgling Artists' Quarter.


Documentary screens at Aroma's Art and Coffeehouse; another to come

19 January 2006
ST PAUL -- The documentary video, Searching for Norman: a grandson's journey screened at Aroma's Art and Coffeehouse in St Paul during the weekend of January 14. Nobody connected with the documentary was contacted about the screening. It has been learned, however, that Aroma's will screen the video again in late February/early March. This information will be shared with all interested people when the date and time are confirmed.


Gellerman story to be part of "Minnesota's Greatest Generation" Web site

16 November 2005
ST PAUL -- The story of Norman Gellerman – including the story of Kevin Gellerman's research to assemble the facts – will be incorporated into the Minnesota Historical Society's "Minnesota's Greatest Generation" project. Gellerman's story will appear in the "Share Your Stories" section of the site. In addition, clips from the documentary Searching for Norman: a grandson's journey will appear on a linked page.
"It's a great honor," said Kevin Gellerman. "Plus, to have the Minnesota Historical Society recognize this project is an indication that when I did my research, I did it right."
Please see the following links:

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Searching for Norman to screen at Ole Muddy Film Festival

19 May 2005
TREMPEALEAU, WI -- The documentary, Searching for Norman: a grandson's journey has been selected for screening at the Ole Muddy Film Festival in Trempealeau, Wisconsin. The festival is scheduled for June 10, 11 and 12, 2005.
The Ole Muddy Film Festival is new in 2005. It is sponsored by the Trempealeau County Tourism Council and operated by a committee of local volunteers; all films are judged by professionals. The festival is called "Ole Muddy" in deference to the Mississippi River. The hosting towns of Trempealeau and Galesville are located in the scenic Upper Mississippi Bluffland Region, just north of the city of La Crosse.
Searching for Norman is scheduled to screen on Friday, June 10, in a block of films set to screen at 6pm. Check the festival's official website for more details.

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DVD Now Available for Purchase

28 February 2005
Those interested in purchasing a copy (or copies) of Searching for Norman: a grandson's journey are invited to do so by clicking here.

Thank you!


Kevin Gellerman featured in Walden University News

4 November 2004
BALTIMORE -- Kevin Gellerman was recognized in the Walden University News for being the subject of the documentary, Searching for Norman: a grandson's journey.
Click here to view the article as it appeared in the Walden University News.
Gellerman is an employee of Sylvan Higher Education, the parent company of Walden University.

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Letter, runner-up certificate received from Wild Rose Independent Film Festival

22 October 2004
MINNEAPOLIS -- Searching for Norman was nominated in the category of Best Documentary at the Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines. A documentary entitled Mike Hammer's Mickey Spillane took that prestigious honor, but the SFN production team received a handsome certificate and letter from festival directors Kimberly Busbee and James Serpento.
"Thank you again for the opportunity to screen Searching for Norman in the 2004 Wild Rose Film Festival," wrote Busbee and Serpento. "We were happy to have a film that dealt so intimately with issues of heroism, particulary in our own troubled time."
In addition to the letter and certificate, Busbee and Serpento enclosed some festival programs, which were also very much appreciated because none of the SFN production team were able to attend the event.

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Documentary rejected by Three Rivers Film Festival

22 October 2004
PITTSBURGH -- Following a successful string of screenings shortly after its release, Searching for Norman was rejected today by the Three Rivers Film Festival.
"This year, we received a large amount of highly creative shorts films," said festival shorts coordinators Ryan Latusick and Claudia Heske. "While your film was compelling, unfortunately your piece was not selected for the shorts competition."
Latusick and Heske did say that it is the hope of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers to expand next year's shorts program to include more entries and artists.

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'Norman' video screens in Chattanooga

30 September 2004
CHATTANOOGA, TN -- Searching for Norman screened at the Firefly Film Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
A complete list of the films was published in the Chattanooga Pulse, a local news, arts and culture newspaper. Click here to see the article about the festival as it appeared on the website for the Pulse.

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Screening in Des Moines is well received

30 September 2004
DES MOINES -- Searching for Norman screened at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, Iowa, as part of the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival.
Katie Wright, a Des Moines resident who attended the screening, said, "The documentary was interesting and looked very professional."
Asked about the audience reaction, she said, "At the end of the film there was a lot of applause and even a few 'Woo-hoos!'"
It's one thing to receive applause, but it's quite another to receive a "woo-hoo", arguably Homer Simpson's highest words of praise.

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Cinema Lounge screening elicits positive feedback

15 September 2004
MINNEAPOLIS -- The screening of Searching for Norman at the IFP's Cinema Lounge at Bryant Lake Bowl elicited positive responses from the program host and from viewers.
One viewer described the documentary as "beautiful" while another admitted to being "a bit choked up during the cemetery scene". Cinema Lounge host Dan Orozco was complimentary and thanked the SFN production team for sharing the video with the Cinema Lounge audience.

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Schedule posted for WRIFF; Searching for Norman to screen on Thursday, Sept 30

14 September 2004
DES MOINES -- The complete festival schedule for the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival has been posted. Searching for Norman will screen on Thursday, September 30 at 7:00pm at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines. Admission price is $10.
For more information about the Vaudeville Mews, visit http://www.vaudevillemews.com
To see the entire Wild Rose Independent Film Festival schedule, award nominees, admission prices, etc, visit the official website.

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Searching for Norman to screen at Firefly Film Festival in Tennessee

13 September 2004
CHATTANOOGA -- Searching for Norman was selected to screen at the Firefly Film Festival in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 1. This is the inaugural year for the Firefly Film Festival, which is presented in association with the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. At a distance of 804 miles (1294 km) from Minneapolis, the Chattanooga screening represents the furthest audience to date.
The Firefly Film Festival will be held at Club Fathom in downtown Chattanooga. Visit http://www.clubfathom.com/ for more information about this location.
For more information about the Firefly Film Festival, visit the official site. To learn more about the University of Tennesee at Chattanooga, visit http://www.utc.edu.

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Searching for Norman to screen at IFP's Cinema Lounge

13 September 2004
MINNEAPOLIS -- Searching for Norman was selected to screen at IFP Minneapolis - St Paul's Cinema Lounge on Wednesday, September 15 at the Bryant-Lake Bowl theatre in Minneapolis.
Cinema Lounge is held on the third Wednesday of every month and is a showcase of recent work by local filmmakers. Approximately 3 to 5 short films (under 30 minutes each) are screened at the event. Doors open at 6 and the show begins at 7. Admission is free and the evening typically wraps up at about 9pm.
For more information about the Bryant Lake Bowl, visit http://www.bryantlakebowl.com

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Searching for Norman Receives Award Nomination at Film Festival

12 September 2004
DES MOINES -- The documentary, Searching for Norman, has received an award nomination in the category of Best Documentary at the Wild Rose Independent Film Festival in Des Moines, Iowa. The festival is scheduled for September 29 - October 2. Exact screening date and time are TBD. Visit the festival website for more information.

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Searching for Norman accepted at Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines, Iowa

7 September 2004
MINNEAPOLIS -- The documentary, Searching for Norman, has been accepted at the Wild Rose Film Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, scheduled for September 29 - October 2. The video will be judged in the competition. Exact screening date and time are TBD. Visit the festival website for more information. Additional information will be posted to this site as it becomes available.

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Searching for Norman debuts on August 20

20 August 2004
ST PAUL -- The documentary has its première screening at the University of St Thomas in St Paul, Minnesota. Approximately 75 people attended, many of them relatives of Kevin Gellerman. Click here to view photos from the event.

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