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May 2008
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON awarded DIRECTOR'S CHOICE FOR BEST FEATURE at the Delray Beach Film Festival. Read more


May 2008
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON snags BEST FEATURE FILM at San Francisco Women's Film Festival 2008.

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May 2008
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON available on DVD now!


May 2008
Read writer/director Joy Dietrich's article about the making of TIE A YELLOW RIBBON in IMDiversity magazine

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May 2008
In April TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at:

* UC Davis Asian American Film Festival, Davis, California, May 6-16, 2008.
   * Thurs, May 15, 7pm in Chemistry 194 on the UC Davis campus. For more info
   Click here

* The Delray Beach Film Festival, Delray Beach, Florida, May 6-11, 2008.
    * Sat. May 10, 6pm.
  Director attending. For more info about fest, Click here

* Silk Screen Film Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, May 9-18, 2008
   * Thurs. May 15, 9:30pm.
   * Sat. May 17, 5pm. Director attending Sat. screening
  Click here for more info.


April 2008
In April TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at:

* Wisconsin Film Festival, April 3-6, 2008, Madison, Wisconsin.
  * Thurs. April 3, 9:30pm
  Tickets and Info Click here

* San Francisco Women's Film Festival, April 9-13, 2008
  * Sun. April 13, 5pm
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* 10th International Women's Film Festival, Seoul, Korea, April 10-18, 2008
  * Fri. April 11, 2pm
  * Tues. April 15, 1pm
  At Atreon Theater at Sinchon in Seoul. For more info, Click here

* Disorient Asian American Film Festival, Eugene, Oregon, April 24-27, 2008.
   * Sat. April 26, 6:35pm. Director in attendance. For more info, Click here

* Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 2008.
   * Wed. April 30, 5:30pm at Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, 153 W. 12th Ave,
   Columbus, Ohio. Director to give talk. For more info, Click here


March 2008
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at 30th International Women's Film Festival, March 14-23, 2008, Creteil, France
  * Sat. March 15, 2pm
  * Sun. March 16, 9:30pm
  * Wed. March 19, 4:30pm
  Director will be in attendance for the Sat/Sun screenings. For more info, Click here


October 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at Cal Poly Asian American Film Festival in San Luis Obispo, California, Sunday Nov. 11th, at 7pm at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Philips Hall: Building 6 Room 124.

For more information http://csa.calpoly.edu/


October 2007
Read San Diego Asian Film Festival interview by SDAFF Executive Director Lee Ann Kim with Jane Kim who stars in TIE A YELLOW RIBBON

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September 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg, Germany
- Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4pm in Heidelberg
- Thursday Oct. 18 at 9pm in Mannheim
- Friday Oct. 19 at 8pm in Heidelberg
- Saturday Oct. 20 at 6pm in Heidelberg
- Saturday Oct. 20 at 10pm in Mannheim

Director and actress Kim Jiang will be attending all screenings.

For tickets and more info Please click here


September 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at San Diego Asian Film Festival: Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 2:45pm and Wednesday, October 17, 2007, 4:45pm. Director will attend Sunday screening. Jane Kim also attending.

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September 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival in Washington, DC. Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 4:00pm.

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July 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen at Asian Film Festival of Dallas, Saturday August 25th, at 2:15pm at Landmark's Magnolia Theater on 3699 McKinney Avenue, Dallas.

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June 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen Friday, July 27 - 9:15pm at Asian American International Film Festival in New York.

There will be a Q&A with the writer-director Joy Dietrich and the actors: Jane Kim, Patrick Heusinger, Theresa Ngo and Ian Wen after the screening.

For tickets and more info Please click here

June 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON won the Best Narrative Feature Film award at the HBO-sponsored Urbanworld Vibe Film Festival New York City. For more information, go to www.urbanworld.com

June 2007
Joy Dietrich wins the Special Jury Prize for BEST DIRECTOR at CineVegas Film Festival 2007. To read more click here
   
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June 2007
View photos from CineVegas Film Festival 2007 here
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June 2007

Las Vegas Weekly.

"Elegant and touching...
Using gorgeous location photography in tandem with an
evocative soundtrack, Dietrich gives the film a
lyrical quality, as we drift in and out of Jenny’s
dreams."
                             - Benjamin Spacek, Las Vegas Weekly.

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June 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen Saturday, June 23 - 8:00pm at Urbanworld VIBE Film Festival in New York. For tickets and more info Please click here

Come join us at the party after the screening at Maxim's Lounge located at 43 West 32nd Street on the 2nd Floor of Hotel Stanford

May 2007
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will screen in competition for Best Feature Film on Monday, June 11 - 6:00pm and Wednesday, June 13 - 4.30pm at CineVegas Film Festival in Las Vegas. For tickets and more info Please click here

April 2007
"Engrossing and poignant. Makes a fresh,
credible impression"
                             - Dennis Harvey, Variety.

To read the entire review click on the image below.

March 2007
"Tie a Yellow Ribbon is entirely worth
seeing. Forthright and poetic in her
approach, Dietrich tackles difficult
issues with aplomb and has a promising
career in film ahead of her"
                             - Hyphen Magazine.

March 2007
"A rough-around-the-edges character piece, Joy
Dietrich's Tie a Yellow Ribbon explores rich
territory -- adoptees, depression, suicide,
family abandonment -- with impressive class
and delicacy through her female characters"
                             - Ada Tseng, LA Asia Pacific Arts Magazine.

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March 2007
"I fell in love with director Joy Dietrich's haunting
short, Surplus, so this first feature by her was top
on my list. It's worth a see"
                             - KQED radio station, San Francisco.

March 2007
Actress Kim Jiang starring as Jenny Mason in Joy Dietrich's TIE A YELLOW RIBBON will be interviewed on San Francisco's TV BAY SUNDAY SHOW (KPIX CBS 5) in the morning of March 18, 2007.

March 2007
Writer/director Joy Dietrich will do a radio interview about her new feature film TIE A YELLOW RIBBON in San Francisco on Berkley based radio station KPFA 94.1 FM on Thursday, March 15, at 7pm West Coast time. After the broadcast everyone nation-wide will be able to tune in online and listen to the interview Click here to listen online

February 2007
Tie a Yellow Ribbon is nominated Best Narrative Feature Film at San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival 2007.

There will be two screenings at the AMC 1000 Van Ness theater. The first screening will be held Sunday March 18 at 7:00 PM and the second screening Wednesday March 21 at 9:30 PM

The writer-director Joy Dietrich and many from the cast will be present too.
For more info and tickets, please click on the image below.

December 2006
Tie a Yellow Ribbon's website has been updated!

December 2006
Tie a Yellow Ribbon is curently in the final stage of post production.

June 2006
Principal photography completed.

October 2005
ITVS options the Tie a Yellow Ribbon screenplay and signs development deal with director Joy Dietrich.

October 2005
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser "Unveiling the Butterfly ­ A Celebration of Asian American Women" was a huge success. Over 300 people attended the evening in a beautiful SoHo loft where a large number of Asian American artists performed to support TIE A YELLOW RIBBON. Click here to view photos from the Fundraiser.

October 2005
We are pleased to announce "Unveiling the Butterfly ­ A Celebration of Asian American Women" on Thursday, October 27th at 8pm. This benefit for the feature-length film Tie a Yellow Ribbon is an exciting tribute to the Asian American women who bring a visible presence to our culture.

September 2005
Tie a Yellow Ribbon is set to receive ITVS development funds, having been selected by ITVS's Open Call program.

August 2005
Director Joy Dietrich interviewed by the Korea Times, Korea's largest English-speaking newspaper.

June 2005
Tie a Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser successfully wraps with over 150 people in attendance. Silent Auction was equally a success thanks to donations from: Shija Day Spa , Euphoria Spa NYC, purses from Pureginger, jewelry from Wendy Basin, dinner for 2 from Marseille, and movie tickets from Landmark Sunshine Theater.

May 2005
Tie a Yellow Ribbon announces 1st Fundraiser to be held June 2nd at Mannahatta Lounge.

April 2005
Tie a Yellow Ribbon launches new Website.

March 2005
Director Joy Dietrich invited to speak at Korean Adoptee Heritage Camp in Colorado in June.

February 2005
Tie a Yellow Ribbon completes first stage of principal photography.

December 2004
DP Rob Humphries of Charlotte Sometimes joins the Tie a Yellow Ribbon team.

October 2004
ITVS selects Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Open Cal final round.

September 2004
Producer Thomas Yong and Director Joy Dietrich interviewed on PBS's Asian America show.

August 2004
Director Joy Dietrich receives $12,300 from the , New York State Council on the Arts for TYR

June 2004
Tie a Yellow Ribbon selected as grant recipient by non-profit foundation, Materials for the Arts

May 2004
Shouting Cow Productions makes major investment in Tie a Yellow Ribbon

March 2004
Women Make Movies selects Tie a Yellow Ribbon for fiscal sponsorship