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PBS Premiere: July 15, 2013

Online: July 16, 2013 – July 16, 2017


The short film xoxosms follows the modern-day love story of Gus, a home-schooled Christian guy from small-town Illinois who takes a chance and Facebook messages Jiyun, a beautiful New York City art student from Korea. The two meet in the only place that such different people might ever find each other--online. Their two-year correspondence over email, iChat and Skype blooms into a long- distance relationship captured in instant messages and video-chat footage. When they decide to explore their romance offline, one wonders: Will online love work IRL (in real life)?

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Film Information

xoxosms (14 min.)

Premiere Date: July 15, 2013

Streaming Dates: July 16, 2013 – July 16, 2017

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Filmmaker: Nancy Schwartzman Bio | Interview

Press: Press Release Critical Acclaim


Nancy Schwartzman
Nancy Schwartzman

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Critical Acclaim

For anyone who has tried Internet dating, flirted online, or even spent a bit too much time on Facebook, xoxosms takes you there in a way that few other documentaries have.”

—Cory Silverberg,

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