ROCKAWAY took home the awards of BEST FILM and BEST DIRECTOR at their New York Premiere as part of the Long Beach International Film Festival. This was their 5th such award for Best Film, and the first Best Director nod for John J. Budion.
Tickets for the premiere of the film went on sale at the brand new Regal Theater in Lynbrook, and 10 minutes later, they were sold out! The festival then added on an encore screening of ROCKAWAY at the Madison Theater at Molloy College to adhere to the demand. One day later, another 600 seats had sold out!