praise for


“Brett Haley has built an encouraging feature debut. Ms. Dunn, Mr. Haley and their supporting players appear to have a fine future before them.”
- The New York Times

“Will break your heart.”
- The Village Voice

“A mid season candidate for low budget wunderkind of the year, Brett Haley’s The New Year is a quietly riveting, old fashioned AmerIndie.”
- Filmmaker Magazine

“A slow-building stunner of a character study.”
- LA Weekly

"The New Year" represents a glowing coming-out party for its debutant writer-director Brett Haley and star Trieste Kelly Dunn. It feels like a film destined for later rediscovery by cineastes curious to see the first flowering of two serious talents.”
- Variety

“An observant and compassionate drama… Has gem-like moments scattered like Waffle House hashbrowns.”
- The Wall Street Journal

“The film's scripted, straight-ahead dramatic storytelling and low- key tone make it something of an anomaly on the current indie landscape…Dunn really pops off the screen.”
- The Los Angeles Times