Patrick Lawler, writer-in-residence in the Creative Writing Program, is a scriptwriter with director Ted Schaefer.

Their film, Giving Birth to a Butterfly, is set to hit select U.S. theaters this May before premiering digitally:

5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/5 — Brooklyn, N.Y (Spectacle Theater)
5/4, 5/6, 5/7 — New York, N.Y. (Roxy Cinema New York)
5/9, 5/10, 5/11 — North Hollywood, Calif. (Laemmle NoHo 7)

Cinedigm announced the acquisition of the film by also releasing the first trailer for its streaming release on Fandor—starting May 16.  The film is described by Film Threat as: “Pure weirdo magic. Donnie Darko meets Twin Peaks.”

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