After a protracted post-production phase, news of which seemed to spell disaster, Kenneth Lonergan's MARGARET opened quietly in New York City and Los Angeles a few months ago, after which it seemed to disappear. (In fact, many major cities in the US didn't get the opportunity to see it at all.) In that time, the film became known as a miracle - a major work of cinematic art, against the odds - to almost all of the critics and cinephiles who were able to catch it during its brief appearance. It has all the earmarks of a grassroots-supported movie phenomenon. We, the undersigned respectfully request that film critics and other pertinent voting bodies be given the opportunity to view MARGARET prior to voting in applicable awards, or compiling applicable year-end "best of" lists.
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