HULU ADDS OFFICIAL SUNDANCE SELECTION ASK DR. RUTH TO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SLATE

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HULU ADDS OFFICIAL SUNDANCE SELECTION ASK DR. RUTH TO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SLATE

New Documentary to Premiere on Hulu and in Theaters in 2019 with Magnolia Pictures Attached as Theatrical Distribution Partner

Hulu announced that it has acquired 2019 Official Sundance SelectionAsk Dr. Ruth to join its growing slate of award-winning documentary films, which includes 2018 Sundance Film Festival selections and critically acclaimed titles Minding the Gap and Crime + Punishment. The film will premiere at Sundance Film Festival, on Hulu and in theaters in 2019, and will receive the widest theatrical release for a Hulu Documentary to date.

Directed by Ryan White (The Keepers, The Case Against 8), Ask Dr. Ruth chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America's most famous sex therapist. With her diminutive frame, thick German accent, and uninhibited approach to sex therapy and education, Dr. Ruth transformed the conversation around sexuality. As she approaches her 90th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down, Ask Dr. Ruth follows Dr. Ruth as she revisits her painful past and unlikely path to a career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. 

“I’ve never really stopped to examine my life, so when I first saw Ask Dr. Ruth even I was amazed by what had transpired during my ninety years,” said Dr. Ruth Westheimer. “I am delighted that audiences will be able to share that experience both on Hulu and in movie theaters around the U.S.”

“The remarkable journey that led Dr. Ruth Westheimer to become the cultural icon she is today is a story that demands to be told,” said Hulu’s SVP of Originals, Craig Erwich. “Ask Dr. Ruth tells the untold story of strength, perseverance and the constant quest for knowledge against all odds, and we can’t wait to share this incredible film with audiences.” 

“I’ve been filming Dr. Ruth for the past two years and I can barely keep up with her,” said Director Ryan White. “At 90, she's still a force to be reckoned with. It's an honor to collaborate on her incredible life story.” 

Hulu’s award-winning documentary slate has expanded over the past year to include lauded tentpole documentariesMinding the Gap (winner of this year’s New York Film Critics Circle Best Documentary Award), Crime + Punishment, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie and Emmy Award-winning March of the Penguins 2: The Next Step. The premium streaming service is also home to a full slate of original documentaries that examine untold stories in pop culture such as the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning film The Beatles: 8 Days A Week – The Touring Years, Too Funny To Fail, Obey Giant, Becoming Bond, Dumb and Batman and Bill.

Ask Dr. Ruth is a Hulu Documentary produced by Delirio Films. White serves as director and producer  alongside Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett and Jessica Hargrave and executive produced by Peggy Drexler.

 

About Hulu

Hulu is the leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library of TV and movies to more than 20 million subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed Hulu Originals including Emmy® and Golden Globe Award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale, Emmy Award-nominated The Looming Tower, Future Man, Marvel’s Runaways, The Path, Castle Rock,and the Emmy nominated I Love You, America from Sarah Silverman, as well as upcoming series Catch-22 and Little Fires Everywhere. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, The CW, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offerings – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.

 

About Delirio Films

Delirio Films is a boutique production company with a focus on prestige documentary, both features and series. Over 10 years, it has built a library of films striving for a unique combination of artistic integrity and commercial viability. Delirio's titles include Alma Har’el’s LOVETRUE and BOMBAY BEACH, Magnolia Films’ NO PLACE ON EARTH, Netflix’s first original film, THE SHORT GAME, and Sundance Audience Award winner THE GREEN PRINCE.  Recently, the company produced SXSW Audience Award Winner BECOMING BOND and TOO FUNNY TO FAIL, which marked Hulu’s launch into original documentaries. In 2018, it premiered the six-part docuseries HUNTING ISIS on the History Channel and Viceland, following American volunteers who smuggled their way into Syria and Iraq to fight against ISIS. Delirio will premiere three new films at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival; alongside ASK DR. RUTH, it will present MIKE WALLACE IS HERE, a documentary portrait of 60 Minutes' fearsome reporter, and Alma Har'el's highly anticipated first narrative feature film, HONEY BOY, written by and starring Shia LaBeouf.

 

About Magnolia Pictures 
Boasting a library of over 500 titles, Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution arm of the Wagner/Cuban Companies, a vertically-integrated group of media properties co-owned by Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban that also includes the Landmark Theatres chain and AXS TV.  Recent releases include Raoul Peck and James Baldwin’s Oscar-nominated I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO; 2017 Cannes Palme d'Or winner and Oscar-nominated THE SQUARE, Ruben Östlund’s darkly humorous drama set against the backdrop of the international art world; Best Foreign Language Film Golden Globe winner IN THE FADE, Fatih Akin’s riveting revenge drama starring Cannes Best Actress Award winner Diane Kruger; Box office sensation RBG, award-winning filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s documentary about the consequential life and legal legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; SUPPORT THE GIRLS, Andrew Bujalski’s critically lauded film starring Regina Hall; Danish crime thriller THE GUILTY; and 2018 Cannes Palme d'Or winner SHOPLIFTERS, from renowned Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda. Upcoming releases include Sebastian Silva’s suspense drama TYREL, starring Jason Mitchell; DIVIDE AND CONQUER: THE STORY OF ROGER AILES, Alexis Bloom’s no-holds-barred documentary on the controversial former chairman and CEO of Fox News; Matteo Garrone’s Cannes prize-winning revenge dramaDOGMAN; and Cannes Critics’ Week SACD prize winner WOMAN AT WAR, Benedikt Erlingsson’s modern day fable about an Icelandic activist taking on big industry.

Saban Films Nabs Psychological Thriller NOMIS Starring Henry Cavill and Ben Kingsley

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LOS ANGELES (November 28, 2018) – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to David Raymond’s directorial debut Nomis starring Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley (Gandhi).  Alexandra Daddario (Baywatch), Academy Award® Nominee Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones), Minka Kelly (“Friday Night Lights”) and Nathan Fillion (“Castle”) also star in the psychological thriller.  Raymond penned the script, and also produced alongside Robert Ogden Barnum, Arise Pictures’ Chris Pettit and Buffalo Gals’ Jeff Beesley, and Rick Dugdale.

 

Nomis, which made its World Premiere as the Closing Night film at the Los Angeles Film Festival, follows Marshall (Cavill), a weathered Lieutenant, and his police force as they investigate a string of female abductions and murders linked to an online predator.  As new leads emerge and the case unravels, Marshall teams with local vigilante (Kingsley) in pursuit of vengeance.

 

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley commented, “This is a beautifully crafted tension-filled thriller with a cast that, undeniably, our audiences will love.  Nomis is a fun and entertaining ride and we’re very excited to be onboard.” 

 

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, along with CAA on behalf of filmmakers.  Fortitude International is handling international rights.

 

Most recently at the American Film Market, Saban Films acquired The Haunting of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff and Derrick Borte’s American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan.  The company continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, with upcoming titles including:  James Marsh’s King of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon; Richard Says Goodbye, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama starring Johnny Depp; and Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde.  

 

Saban Films’ recent titles also includes: Stephan Rick’s elevated genre film The Super starring Val Kilmer; Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer The Vanishing; David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny; Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.

 

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Saban Films, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, most recently released Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. Other recent releases include: Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

 

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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.


Saban Films Takes Tate Murders Thriller THE HAUNTING OF SHARON TATE Starring Hilary Duff

Saban Films announced that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to true-crime psychological thriller The Haunting of Sharon Tate starring Hilary Duff (“Younger,” The Perfect Man), Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, Cheaper by the Dozen 2) and Lydia Hearst (Between Worlds, “South of Hell”).  Daniel Farrands (Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, The Haunting in Connecticut) wrote, directed and produced the film. Lucas Jarach and Eric Brenner also produced through Jim Jacobsen’s Skyline Entertainment banner, which also fully financed the film.

The film follows actress Sharon Tate (Duff) in the weeks leading up to her and her unborn child’s murder as she is plagued by visions of her impending death.

“The Tate Murders remain a horrifying cultural fascination, even nearly 50 years after they occurred,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Hilary is mesmerizing as Sharon Tate; this is a brutal and unsettling story.”

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, along with President and COO Jonathan Deckter for Voltage Pictures on behalf of filmmakers.

Most recently, Saban Films acquired James Marsh’s King of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. At the latest Toronto International Film Festival, the company acquired: Richard Says Goodbye, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama that stars Johnny Depp, and Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde.

Saban Films’ slate also includes: Stephan Rick’s elevated genre film The Super starring Val Kilmer; Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer The Vanishing;David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny; Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Saban Films, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, most recently released Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. Other recent releases include: Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

 

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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

Saban Films Acquires Derrick Borte's Dark Thriller AMERICAN DREAMER Starring Jim Gaffigan

LOS ANGELES (November 5, 2018) – Saban Films has acquired North American distribution rights to Derrick Borte’s American Dreamer starring Jim Gaffigan (Chappaquiddick, Chuck) in his debut performance as a leading man.

American Dreamerwhich made its World Premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival to a sold-out house, follows a down-on-his-luck ride share driver who makes extra cash chauffeuring a low-level drug dealer around town. He soon finds himself in a serious financial bind and decides to kidnap the dealer's child. As the night grows darker, the tension grows as he escorts the drug dealer in search of the missing child. The film was well received with The Hollywood Reporter calling Gaffigan’s performance “dramatically satisfying.”  Robbie Jones (Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor), Isabel Arraiza (“Elementary”), Alejandro Hernandez {“New Amsterdam”), and Tammy Blanchard (Into the Woods), co-star.

Directed by Borte (London Town, The Joneses) and penned with co-writer Daniel Forte (H8RZ), the film was produced by Scott Lochmus (To Dust, The Joneses) for Storyland Pictures, in association with the Virginia Film Office and Old Dominion University. Jonathan Gray, Mary Vernieu, XYZ Films and Sugar Studios executive produced.

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley commented, “Borte has helmed an intimate and unsettling film. Gaffigan performs as never seen before; he brings to life a subtle and tense portrait.” 

Ness Saban and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with XYZ Films’ Nate Bolotin on behalf of filmmakers.

Most recently, Saban Films acquired James Marsh’s King of Thieves starring Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay and Michael Gambon. At the latest Toronto International Film Festival, the company acquired: Richard Says Goodbye, the Wayne Roberts-directed drama that stars Johnny Depp, and Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante starring Olivia Wilde.

Saban Films’ slate also includes: Stephan Rick’s elevated genre film The Super starring Val Kilmer; Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer The Vanishing;David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny; Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch. 

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Saban Films, in partnership with Roadside Attractions, most recently released Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart. Other recent releases include: Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

 

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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

 

About Storyland Pictures

Storyland Pictures was founded by Scott Lochmus and Derrick Borte who are thrilled to include American Dreamer to their growing roster of independent features. Storyland Pictures was launched with their first film, The Joneses (Roadside Attractions), which was celebrated worldwide. They continue to produce innovative and thought-provoking films including this year’s Tribeca Audience award winning FilmTo Dust (GDE), Boaz Yakin’s Boarding School (Momentum Pictures), H8RZ (Filmbuff), London Town (IFC Films), Pottersville (Netflix).

Celebrate Halloween with 'Werewolf Ninja Philosopher', playing at Maysles Cinema, NYC

Check the Official Trailer below:

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, an art verité, film noir, independent comedy film by Sujewa Ekanayake opens at the Maysles Cinema tonight at 7 pm. The film runs for a week, Oct 25-31, until Halloween, playing at 7 pm every night. There will be post screening Q&A with the cast and filmmaker, an opportunity to meet them in-person, followed by costume parties and special prizes for the best dressed and biggest fans. This is your chance to celebrate your Halloween week with the Werewolf and the team. Tickets on sale now!

Learn more at
http://www.werewolfninjaphilosopher.com/

You can support the film further, by donating at the indiegogo campaign below

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/werewolf-ninja-philosopher-distribution

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VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS FOR MEDIEVAL HORROR FILM "THE HEAD" PRIOR TO AFM

VERTICAL ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES AWARD-WINNING MEDIEVAL HORROR FILM “THE HEAD” AHEAD OF AFM 

New Project from Filmmaker Jordan Downey Awarded “Best Overall Feature Film”

and “Best Cinematography” at Nightmares Film Festival

Feature Film Premiered to Solid Reviews and Sold Out Crowd at Sitges Film Festival

 

Vertical Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to medieval horror movie “The Head” ahead of the American Film Market next week.  The independent feature, already receiving acclaim from critics, screened at select festivals to sold out crowds this month, kicking off with a packed World Premiere at the renowned Sitges Film Festival in Spain.  The film also picked up awards for “Best Overall Feature Film” and “Best Cinematography” at Nightmares Film Festival last weekend.  The project hails from cult favorite filmmaker Jordan Downey (“ThanksKilling”) who co-wrote and directed and Kevin Stewart (“Unfriended: Dark Web”) who co-wrote and was the cinematographer.  Downey and Stewart are producers along with Ricky Fosheim (“Uneasy Lies the Mind”) and Erin Moody serves as associate producer.

“The Head” follows the lonely, twisted trek of a bounty hunter who seeks vengeance on the monster that slayed his only daughter.  One of the only true medieval horror films ever made,“The Head” was shot almost entirely in Portugal and is the film debut of rising star Christopher Rygh (“The Last Kingdom”, “Medieval”). The original score is from composer Nick Soole. A new poster designed exclusively for the movie’s festival run by esteemed artist Christopher Shy was also released (attached).

“The first time we watched ‘The Head’ we immediately knew it was a special, unique project that would resonate with horror fans,” said Josh Spector, Vice President of Acquisitions and Distribution at Vertical Entertainment.  “We are excited to be working with groundbreaking filmmakers like Jordan who are still finding new ways to thrill audiences.”

“Audiences are going to see something truly one-of-a-kind with ‘The Head’ and it was always important to us that we find the right partner who believed in its unique voice” saidwriter/director Jordan Downey. “Vertical Entertainment has a keen eye for finding breakout projects and we couldn’t be more thrilled that ‘The Head’ is joining their impressive roster.”

The deal was negotiated by Josh Spector on behalf of Vertical Entertainment and Ricky Fosheim of Detention Films on behalf of the filmmakers.  

 

About Vertical Entertainment

Vertical Entertainment is a global independent distributor that offers a unique combination of full-service marketing and sales services. Dedicated to providing highly-effective and collaborative solutions, Vertical leverages unparalleled relationships to maximize revenue across all streams. The marketing and sales expertise from Vertical’s seasoned team gives content partners a wealth of experience minus the studio costs.

Last year Vertical won a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for Molly Shannon’s role in “Other People” and the film won a GLAAD Award for “Outstanding Film Limited Release” as well.  Vertical also had four other Indie Spirit nominations last year – three more for “Other People” (Best Lead Actor for Jesse Plemons, and Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay for filmmaker Chris Kelly) and one for Best International Film for Babak Anvari’s “Under the Shadow,” which was also the official UK submission for the 2017 Oscars, in addition to winning one BAFTA Award and three British Independent Film Awards as well.

Upcoming titles include Amma Asante’s “Where Hands Touch” starring Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish and George MacKay; Trevor White’s “A Crooked Somebody” starring Rich Sommer, Clifton Collins Jr, and Joanne Froggatt; “Cruise” starring Spencer Boldman and Emily Ratajkowski; “Welcome Home” starring Aaron Paul, Emily Ratajkowski, and Riccardo Scarmarcio; and Barry Avrich’s documentary “The Reckoning”.  Recent 2018 releases include Rob Reiner’s “Shock and Awe” starring Woody Harrelson, James Marsden, Milla Jovovich, Jessica Biel, and Tommy Lee Jones; Kevin Connolly’s “Gotti” starring John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Chris Mulkey. For more information, please visit www.vert-ent.com andwww.facebook.com/vertent.

About Brayne Studios

Brayne Studios is a new venture from filmmakers Jordan Downey and Kevin Stewart, the minds behind the fan favorite “ThanksKilling” and festival hits “Techno Western” and “Critters: Bounty Hunter”.  The production company’s focus is on making one-of-a-kind narratives in the horror and sci-fi genres, with emphasis on heart and character against a gritty genre backdrop.

About Detention Films

Detention Films is a Los Angeles based development and production company founded by Ricky Fosheim. The company produced the SXSW movie “Uneasy Lies The Mind” which was the world’s first feature film to be shot entirely on an iPhone. With over a decade of experience, Detention Films is able to walk the fine line between art and commerce by telling powerful stories on shoestring budgets.  

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Website: www.theheadmovie.com

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher premieres tonight at Maysles Cinema in NYC, runs till Halloween (Oct 25-31)

Werewolf Ninja Philosopher, an art verité independent comedy film by Sujewa Ekanayake opens at the Maysles Cinema tonight at 7 pm. The film runs for a week, Oct 25-31, until Halloween, playing at 7 pm every night. There will be post screening Q&A with the cast and filmmaker, an opportunity to meet them in-person, followed by costume parties and special prizes for the best dressed and biggest fans. This is your chance to celebrate your Halloween week with the Werewolf and the team. Tickets on sale now!

Checkout the link below for more details and tickets.
https://www.maysles.org/calendar/werewolf
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/werewolf-ninja-philosopher-film-screenings-tickets-50954489249

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NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF SURVIVAL | BIRD BOX poster & trailer

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Directed by | Susanne Bier

Written by | Eric Heisserer

Produced by | Dylan Clark, p.g.a., Chris Morgan, p.g.a., Clayton Townsend, p.g.a.

Starring | Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Rosa Salazar, Danielle Macdonald, Lil Rel Howery, Tom Hollander, Colson Baker, BD Wong, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich

Synopsis: When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life.  Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they'll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded. Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock leads an all-star cast that includes Trevante Rhodes, with Sarah Paulson, and John Malkovich in BIRD BOX, a compelling new thriller from Academy Award® winner Susanne Bier.

Alfonso Cuarón’s ROMA - Official Key Art Debut

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Written and Directed by Academy Award®-winner Alfonso Cuarón
ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix in December, produced by Esperanto Filmoj and Participant Media

The most personal project to date from Academy Award®-winning director and writer Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Y Tu Mama Tambien), ROMA follows Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), a young domestic worker for a family in the middle-class neighborhood of Roma in Mexico City. Delivering an artful love letter to the women who raised him, Cuarón draws on his own childhood to create a vivid and emotional portrait of domestic strife and social hierarchy amidst political turmoil of the 1970s. Cuarón’s first project since the groundbreaking Gravity in 2013, ROMA will be available in theaters and on Netflix in December.

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AT&T’s First-Ever Untold Stories Film ‘Nigerian Prince’ Debuts In Theaters & On Demand Oct 19

AT&T’S FIRST-EVER UNTOLD STORIES FILM ‘NIGERIAN PRINCE’ DEBUTS IN THEATERS AND ON DEMAND OCTOBER 19

The First Film Funded and Distributed by Ongoing Diversity & Inclusion Program from AT&T and Tribeca

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New York, NY, Oct. 17, 2018 – AT&T Presents: Untold Stories is proud to bring the program’s first-ever film – NIGERIAN PRINCE – to audiences nationwide on Friday, October, 19. Untold Stories is a film initiative created by AT&T and Tribeca to ensure diverse voices in storytelling are heard and seen in theaters and living rooms across the country. Written and directed by newcomer Faraday Okoro, and filmed in Lagos, Nigeria, the film is a heist thriller about a Nigerian-American teenager sent to visit relatives in Nigeria against his will, later to join forces with his internet scammer cousin in an attempt to return to the United States on his own.

Kicking off the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, Okoro was one of five aspiring directors who participated in a live pitch to a panel of celebrity and industry judges that included AT&T’s chief brand officer Fiona Carter to win $1 million to make their film utilizing the Untold Stories program grant, mentorship and distribution commitments. Okoro’s film, NIGERIAN PRINCE, had its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival to rave reviews and packed theaters in New York City. Now, delivering on the program’s promise to ensure that underserved artists’ work is not only created but seen, NIGERIAN PRINCE will be available to millions of movie enthusiasts in select theaters across the country as well as on DIRECTV, U-Verse and a range of on-demand platforms.

“Untold Stories is the rare project that unites AT&T’s commitment to equality with our passion for delivering exhilarating new experiences for our customers. Like our friends at Tribeca, we appreciate quality storytelling that entertains, challenges and transports us to places we’ve never been with a creative vision we’ve never seen – that is NIGERIAN PRINCE,” said Fiona Carter, chief brand officer, AT&T Communications. “We are thrilled to help Faraday and his incredible team live their dream with the debut of this film, but we’re equally excited to bring a wonderful and completely unique film to a national audience.”

"Programs like Untold Stories have the incredible power to introduce audiences to new storytellers and new ways of seeing the world," said Jane Rosenthal, ceo and co-founder of Tribeca Enterprises/Tribeca Film Festival. “We're proud to support Faraday Okoro’s globe-trotting, culture-crossing film NIGERIAN PRINCE as the first recipient of the Untold Stories grant, and we are eager to champion other emerging filmmakers as we continue to get untold stories heard with our friends at AT&T."

NIGERIAN PRINCE follows two characters: Eze, a stubborn, first generation Nigerian-American teenager and his cousin, Pius, who is a desperate Nigerian Prince scammer. After Eze’s mother sends him to Nigeria against his will, Eze retaliates by teaming up with Pius to scam unsuspecting foreigners in order to earn money for a return ticket back to America. Executive produced by Spike Lee, the film stars Chinaza Uche and Antonio Bell.

AT&T Presents: Untold Stories. An Inclusive Film Program in Collaboration with Tribeca was launched in 2017 to ensure that diverse storytellers always have a screen on which to shine. AT&T will provide funding up to $1 million for one talented filmmaker to create his or her film each year, and Tribeca will provide mentorship from seasoned industry professionals. AT&T will distribute the winning film across its video platforms. This film initiative is an alliance between AT&T and Tribeca along with Tribeca Film Institute and debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.

NIGERIAN PRINCE is the first film produced under the program. In April of 2018, AT&T awarded its second $1 million to Untold Stories winners Sasie Sealy and Angela Cheng for their film, LUCKY GRANDMA. Like NIGERIAN PRINCE, it will also have its world premiere screening during the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival next April. Submissions are now open for Year 3 – and aspiring filmmakers are encouraged to submit scripts between now and Nov. 24, 2018, for their chance to compete for a $1 million grant to make their film as part of AT&T Presents: Untold Stories.

For additional information about UNTOLD STORIES, please visit: http://about.att.com/sites/entertainment/untold_stories

About AT&T Communications

AT&T Communications is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T). Learn more at att.com/CommunicationsNews.

About the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, is the leading cultural event that brings visionaries and diverse audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms, including film, TV, VR, gaming, music, and online work. With strong roots in independent film, Tribeca is a platform for creative expression and immersive entertainment. The Festival champions emerging and established voices; discovers award-winning filmmakers and creators; curates innovative experiences; and introduces new technology and ideas through premieres, exhibitions, talks, and live performances.

The Festival was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001 to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of lower Manhattan following the attacks on the World Trade Center. Now in its 18th year, the Festival has evolved into a destination for creativity that reimagines the cinematic experience and explores how art can unite communities. The 18th annual edition will take place April 24 - May 5, 2019. www.tribecafilm.com/festival

GUNPOWDER & SKY CLOSES UK DEAL WITH ARROW FILMS ON SUNDANCE STUNNER ‘LORDS OF CHAOS’

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GUNPOWDER & SKY CLOSES UK DEAL WITH ARROW FILMS ON SUNDANCE STUNNER ‘LORDS OF CHAOS’

 

GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR JONAS ÅKERLUND’S FILM STARRING RORY CULKIN, EMORY COHEN, JACK KILMER AND SKY FERREIRA TO MAKE ITS UK DEBUT AT BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL NEXT WEEK

 

London, UK (October 10th, 2018) Gunpowder & Sky, the global content studio, announced today that they have sold the UK rights to Grammy-Award winning Director Jonas Åkerlund’s (Madonna's "Ray of Light" video and "The Confessions Tour", Paul McCartney's "Live Kisses", Spun)Lords of Chaos to Arrow Films, ahead of the film’s UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival next week. Åkerlund directed and wrote the screenplay which is based on the biography of the same name by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind. The film stars Rory Culkin, Emory Cohen, Jack Kilmer and Sky Ferreira, alongside Valter Skarsgård and Jon Øigarden.

 

Lords of Chaos tells the true story of True Norwegian Black Metal and its most notorious practitioners - a group of young men with a flair for publicity, church-burning and murder: MAYHEM. The film made its world premiere to critical acclaim earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, and has since continued to build momentum with turns at Fantastic Fest, Beyond Fest and more.

 

Director of Content & Distribution Francesco Simeoni commented: “We were knocked out by this raw and powerful film which we cannot wait to bring to audiences in the UK. With its deft handling of the true events and the fabrications required to adapt a work into another medium Jonas Åkerlund has created something that will please both fans and newbies and we look forward to converting the masses to Norwegian Black Metal!”

 

Added David Betesh, Global Sales Manager at Gunpowder & Sky, “We have been delighted to see the wildly enthusiastic response to the film from global buyers. And, we couldn’t be happier that, in the UK market, LORDS OF CHAOS is going to be championed by the great team at Arrow.”

 

Gunpowder & Sky is handling worldwide rights to the film and will be releasing in the US in Q1 of 2019. Lords of Chaos was produced by Twentieth Century Fox, VICE Films’ Danny Gabai and Jim Czarnecki, Insurgent Media’s Erik Gordon, and Kwesi Dickson, Jack Arbuthnott of Scott Free Productions and Ko Mori of Eleven Arts Production.

 

This news comes on the heels of Gunpowder & Sky’s announcement that they have acquired Alex Ross Perry’s (Listen Up Philip, Queen of Earth)Her Smell, the punk rock epic chronicling the reckless fall and vigilant rise of a ‘90s riot grrrl depicted by Emmy-Award winning actress Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”, “Mad Men”), and the summer theatrical release of Hearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the powers of music which took home its debut weekend’s #1 PSA.

 

Quickly becoming the go-to studio for music-related releases, Gunpowder & Sky is also responsible for Sounds Like Home, an inspirational documentary that reminds audiences of the power in music’s ability to transcend languages and borders which debuted on Sky Arts, and four seasons to-date of Drawn & Recorded: Modern Myths of Music, the company’s original animated series with Oscar and Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett, acclaimed animator Drew Christie and music television producer Bill Flanagan (“Storytellers”, “Crossroads”).

 

ABOUT GUNPOWDER & SKY

Gunpowder & Sky is an award-winning independent global studio, dedicated to creating, marketing and distributing video content unrestricted by form, genre or platform. Gunpowder & Sky collaborates with both emerging and established talent to generate premium video content ranging from 90-second to 90-minute stories on all platforms. With in-house development, production, marketing and distribution capabilities, the company operates as a full 360-studio and oversees a library of over 1500 titles.

 

In 2017, Gunpowder & Sky released numerous films and series, including The Little Hours, starring Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dave Franco, Kate Micucci, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Fred Armisen, Jemima Kirke and Nick Offerman, which premiered to sold-out audiences in NY and LA, and nabbed the highest per screen average for its opening weekend. Gunpowder & Sky was also responsible for the Herbalife exposé documentary,Betting on Zero, which debuted as the number one documentary in the iTunes store; Ben Young’s Hounds of Love, which won the Overlook Film Festival’s Jury and Audience Awards for Best Feature; and Spotify’s most viewed series, Drawn & Recorded. In partnership with HBO and Blumhouse Productions, Gunpowder & Sky also released two horror films, Totem and Like, Share, Follow. Separately, the company also launched DUST, the first premium, digitally-distributed sci-fi brand showcasing thought-provoking visions of the future from both established and emerging filmmakers.

 

Most recently, during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival the company acquired the North American rights to Brett Haley’s (I’ll See You In MyDreamsThe HeroHearts Beat Loud, a touching ode to the bonding powers of music, and premiered Summer of ’84, the latest thriller from award-winning directors RKSS. Simultaneously, Trevor Stevens’ directorial debut, Rock Steady Row also premiered and won narrative feature jury and audience awards at the Slamdance Film Festival.

 

Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in NY and London, Gunpowder & Sky was founded by Van Toffler and Floris Bauer, in partnership with The Chernin Group and AT&T.

 

About Arrow Films:

Arrow Films is a leading independent all-rights entertainments company, established in 1991, operating in the UK, Republic of Ireland, U.S.A and Canada. Arrow Films is firmly dedicated to new cinema, developing an enviable theatrical slate of critically acclaimed films which will additionally enjoy a lasting lifespan across all of our ancillary channels, brands and labels, including Arrow Video and Arrow Academy. 

Recent acquisitions include ClimaxThe EndlessBlade of the ImmortalIsmael’s GhostsThe VillainessAquariusClash and Hounds of Love. Additionally, Arrow Films is widely considered to be the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market, fuelled by state of the art in-house film restoration and highly sought-after Blu-ray editions of classic and cult cinema.

www.arrowfilms.com

EXCLUSIVE PROMO - 'I DON’T LIVE TODAY', a Radical New Entry into Black Independent Cinema #NoKingsHere

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A crowdfunding campaign is currently on its final week offering a feature film to be executive produced by the Duplass Brothers. Mtume Gant’s I DON’T LIVE TODAY has just raised $20,000 reaching 50% of the campaign $40,000 goal.

In addition to raising the remaining funds, Gant and team must raise 1000 followers to successfully complete the campaign by October 17th 2018.

Individuals can visit the campaign page and click the FOLLOW button which is simple, easy, and free!

The campaign can be found here (www.seedandspark.com/fund/idltfilm)

Here’s an EXCLUSIVE LOOK at the PROMO for the film

I DON’T LIVE TODAY follows one night in the life of a Black abstract artist who has become disillusioned with the morally corrupt art world in New York City. On this night, Robeson has declared his exodus from the city and in doing so wanders the streets for one final time getting into misadventures that force him to face his own toxic hypocrisies.

Gant intends to unveil New York City with a focus on rarely seen parts of the city to reveal the fuller truth about his hometown where he has lived his whole life. The film is a modern-day morality fable that takes place in the darker ends of the New York arts economy, where the subjects of race, family, loyalty and ethics are put on trial.

About Mtume Gant
Mtume has been circling the arts industry for decades as an actor of theatre and film. He travelled the world as a hip-hop artist under the name Core Rhythm, and now focuses on making socially aware films. Mtume’s previous short films SPIT and WHITE FACE have screened at numerous festivals garnering countless awards including New York City’s Coney Island, Bushwick, Harlem, Lower East Side, and in San Francisco, Woodstock, Aspen, Ashland, and Manchester.

Check out an EXCLUSIVE interview with Mtume Gant here.
http://www.mynewyorkeye.com/film-news/exclusive-promo-and-chat-w-mtume-gant

I DON’T LIVE TODAY is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram as @IDLTFilm
and under the hashtag, #NoKingsHere

Individuals can show their support by clicking the FOLLOW button on the campaign page or pledging amounts upwards from $25 here
www.seedandspark.com/fund/idltfilm

MoviePass Films and NEON Pact on Two-Picture Deal

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MoviePass Films and NEON Pact on Two-Picture Deal

Duo to partner on co-release of Sundance and Cannes Award-winning films MONSTERS AND MEN and BORDER

 NEW YORK, NY – Sept. 24, 2018 – MoviePass Films, a joint venture between MoviePass Inc. corporate parent Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) and Emmett Furla Oasis (EFO) Films, and NEON, the award-winning independent distribution company behind such films as I, Tonya and Ingrid Goes West, have reached an agreement whereby MoviePass Films will invest in and partner to co-release NEON’s next two pictures: Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance award-winner Monsters and Men and Ali Abassi’s Cannes award-winner Border, both of which will open in U.S. theaters in the fall.

The partnership will begin tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the New York City premiere of Monsters and Men, ahead of the picture’s New York and Los Angeles limited opening this Thursday, Sept. 27. The poignant drama, written and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, and starring John David Washington and newcomers Anthony Ramos and Kelvin Harrison Jr., won the Sundance Special Jury Prize for Outstanding First Feature this year. The film will be available at theaters nationwide in mid-October. 

The partnership will continue later this calendar year with the release of Border, Ali Abassi’s stunning love story that took home the Top Prize in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard sidebar this year. Border, which will have its stateside theatrical release in the fourth quarter, was recently selected as Sweden’s entry for best foreign-language film at this year’s 91st Academy Awards by the Swedish Film Institute. 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled with these acquisitions and being in business with an industry-leader such as NEON,” said MoviePass Films Chairman Ted Farnsworth and Co-CEO Randall Emmett. “These films are high-caliber, prestige titles and great fits for the MoviePass Films banner.”

MoviePass Films sister company MoviePass, the nation’s premier movie theater subscription service, will make Monsters and Men and Border available to subscribers as "Bonus Movies," which will not count toward their monthly in-theater movie allotment. MoviePass subscribers will also have a chance to attend the films’ red-carpet premieres and receive other special perks throughout the duration of the partnership. Moviefone, which is also owned by HMNY, will also support each release.

NEON remarked, “We are so happy to find a partner in MoviePass that shares our passion in supporting theatrical releases.”

MoviePass Films is quickly ramping up its co-financing, co-production and co-acquisition business, having just wrapped production on the Bruce Willis-starring 10 Minutes Gone, and is finalizing other co-productions and co-acquisitions.

The MoviePass Films/NEON deal was inked by Zac Bright, MoviePass Films’ newly minted President of Acquisitions, and NEON’s SVP of Acquisitions & Production, Jeff Deutchman.

About Helios and Matheson Analytics 

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (Nasdaq: HMNY) (“Helios”) is a provider of information technology services and solutions, offering a range of technology platforms focusing on big data, artificial intelligence, business intelligence, social listening, and consumer-centric technology. Helios currently owns approximately 92% of the outstanding shares (excluding options and warrants) of MoviePass Inc., the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service. Helios' holdings include RedZone Map™, a safety and navigation app for iOS and Android users, and a community-based ecosystem that features a socially empowered safety map app that enhances mobile GPS navigation using advanced proprietary technology. Helios is headquartered in New York, NY and listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol Helios. For more information, visit us at www.hmny.com.

About MoviePass Inc.

MoviePass Inc. (“MoviePass”) is a marketing technology platform enhancing the exploration of film and the moviegoing experience. As the nation's premier movie-theater subscription service, MoviePass provides film enthusiasts the ability to attend up to one new movie title per day in theaters. The service, now accepted at more than 91% of theaters across the United States, is the nation's largest theater network. Visit us at moviepass.com

About MoviePass Films

MoviePass Films LLC is dedicated to supporting independent filmmakers and distributors by collaborating with creatives, co-acquiring equity stake in films and offering them enhanced performance in the theatrical window. A joint venture of Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. and Emmett Furla Oasis (EFO) Films, MoviePass Films focuses on studio-driven content and new film production for theatrical release and other distribution channels, with the goal of democratizing the film production experience by bridging the gap between moviegoers and film industry endeavors. 

About Neon

Founded in 2016, NEON is an award-winning independent film distribution studio. Its debut film was Nacho Vigalondo's Colossal, starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. NEON was an active player at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, acquiring Reinaldo Marcus Green'sMonsters & Men, winner of the Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature; Sam Levinson's Assassination Nation; and Tim Wardle's Three Identical Strangers, winner of the Sundance Special Jury Award for Storytelling. NEON had a record-breaking year with the release of the runaway hit winner I, Tonya, directed by Craig Gillespie, starring Margot Robbie and 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Supporting, Actress Allison Janney. Eliza Hittman's Sundance Award Winner Beach Rats, Matt Spicer's Sundance and Spirit Award Winner Ingrid Goes West; Laura Poitras's RISK, Ana Lily Amirpour's Venice Award Winner The Bad Batch and Errol Morris' The B-Side. After their successful collaboration on I, Tonya, 30WEST (Dan Friedkin's and Micah Green's strategic venture) partnered with NEON's Tom Quinn (Founder & CEO) and Tim League (Co-Founder) to become the majority investors in the company. At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival NEON purchased Brady Corbet's Natalie Portman starrer, VOX LUX, Tom Harper’s WILD ROSE and John Chester’s THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM.

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TRAILER DEBUT | APOSTLE, the new Netflix film from Gareth Evans, director of The Raid

APOSTLE, A NETFLIX FILM

Premieres Globally on Netflix on October 12, 2018

“Your god can’t help you” 

Below please find the world premiere debut of the trailer for Netflix’s chilling horror/thriller APOSTLE, starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen, and written & directed by Gareth Evans (THE RAID).

APOSTLE will have its World Premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX this Friday before debuting globally on Netflix on October 12



WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY | Gareth Evans

CAST | Dan Stevens, Lucy Boynton, Mark Lewis Jones, Bill Milner, Kristine Froseth, Paul Higgins and Michael Sheen

PRODUCERS | Aram Tertzakian, Ed Talfan

GLOBAL RELEASE DATE | On Netflix on October 12

SYNOPSIS | London, 1905. Prodigal son Thomas Richardson (Dan Stevens) has returned home, only to learn that his sister is being held for ransom by a religious cult. Determined to get her back at any cost, Thomas travels to the idyllic island where the cult lives under the leadership of the charismatic Prophet Malcolm (Michael Sheen). As Thomas infiltrates the island's community, he learns that the corruption of mainland society that they claim to reject has infested the cult's ranks nonetheless - and uncovers a secret far more evil than he could have imagined. Written and directed by Gareth Evans (THE RAID), APOSTLE is a harrowing occult fable where the only thing more horrifying than madness is the sinister reality behind it.

Visit netflix.com/apostle

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*NEW CLIP* I STILL SEE YOU, Starring Bella Thorne, Dermot Mulroney and Richard Harmon - In Theaters and On Demand 10/12

I STILL SEE YOU

STARRING BELLA THORNE, DERMOT MULRONEY AND RICHARD HARMON 

*AVAILABLE IN THEATERS AND ON DEMAND OCTOBER 12TH*

 

Trailer:                                     https://youtu.be/El-U3Peq4B0

Publicity Materials:                   www.lionsgatepublicity.com/theatrical/istillseeyou/

Hashtags:                                 #IStillSeeYou

Genre:                                     Supernatural Thriller                                                                           

Rating:                                     PG-13 for some violence, terror, partial nudity, and thematic material

Copyright:                                © 2017 Reliance Entertainment Productions 7 Limited. All rights reserved.

U.S. Release Date:                  October 12, 2018 (In Select Theaters and On Demand)

Run Time:                                96 Minutes                                                 

Cast:                                        Bella Thorne (“Roni”), Richard Harmon (“Kirk”), Amy Price-Francis (“Mrs. Calder”), Hugh Dillon (“Mathison”), Shaun Benson (“Mr. Calder”), Dave Brown (“Principal Pescatelli”), Thomas Elms (“Brian”), with Louis Herthum (“Doctor Steiner”), and Dermot Mulroney (“August”)

Directed by:                             Scott Speer

Screenplay by:                         Jason Fuchs

Based on the Novel:                 “Break My Heart One Thousand Times” by Daniel Waters

Produced by:                            Paul Brooks

                                                Scott Niemeyer

                                                Leon Clarance

Executive Producers:               Deepak Nayar

Laure Vaysse

Brad Kessell    

Jeff Levine

                                                Jason Fuchs

                                                Douglas S. Jones

Director of Photography:          Simon Dennis

Production Designer:               Kevin Bird

Edited by;                                 Paul Covington

Costume Designer:                  Heather Neale

Co-Producer:                           Jonathan Shore

Music by:                                 Bear McCreary

Casting by:                               Eyde Belasco, CSA

 

SYNOPSIS

Bella Thorne stars in this spellbinding and romantic supernatural thriller. Ten years after an apocalyptic event left the world haunted by ghosts, Roni (Thorne) receives a threatening message from beyond the grave. Joining forces with a mysterious classmate, Kirk, Roni descends into a shadow world that blurs the bounds of the living and the dead—and begins a desperate race against time to stop a cunning killer.

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Saban Films Takes a Stand with Olivia Wilde on A VIGILANTE with DirecTV

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Film acquisition and distribution company, Saban Films has acquired, along with DIRECTV, the North American rights to Sarah Daggar-Nickson’s A Vigilante, starring Olivia Wilde (Meadowland, Her, and the upcoming Life Itself).  The dramatic thriller made its World Premiere at SXSW and was produced by Lars Knudsen, Uncorked Productions’ Andrew D Corkin, Emmett Furla’s Randall Emmett and George Furla, Ambyr Childers, Wilde, and Allison Rose Carter.   Following its qualifying run in 2018,A Vigilante will be released theatrically by Saban in Q1 of 2019 and will have a one-month exclusive window on DIRECTV first. 

Written by Daggar-Nickson, A Vigilante follows a once abused woman, Sadie (Wilde), who devotes herself to ridding victims of their domestic abusers. Morgan Spector, Kyle Catlett, C.J. Wilson, Tonye Patano, Chuck Cooper, Betsy Aidem, Judy Marte also star.

Saban Films CEO Bill Bromiley said: “Olivia plays a badass vigilante which is refreshing and relevant while also shining a much-deserved light on domestic abuse. This role shows a side of Olivia that we haven’t seen before and audiences will love!”

Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski and Bryan Reisberg, Ted Farnsworth and Mitch Lowe, The Fyzz Facility’s Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Arnaud Lanic, and Babak Eftekhari, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser, Delphine Perrier, and Henry Winterstein, Ted Fox, and Mark Stewart executive produced. 

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films, with Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.  Highland Film Group is representing international rights.

Last year at SXSW, Saban Films and DIRECTV acquired Eshom and Ian Nelms’ lauded feature Small Town Crime starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer. The two companies continue to bolster their successful slate, most recently following Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, and Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston.

Saban Films continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, most recently landing Ludwig and Paul ShammasiansRomans starring Orlando Bloom, and following its recent activity acquiring a slew of films out of the Cannes Film Festival, including:Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer Keepers; and David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny. Its current slate also includes: Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent releases include: Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, with Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell; War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James; The Girl with All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close; Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours to Live.

Outside of acting, Olivia Wilde will be making her feature film directorial debut with Annapurna’s comedy, Booksmart.

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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

Acclaimed genre thriller TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. to have US PREMIERE at 2018 L.A. Film Festival

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Los Angeles CA- A much acclaimed official selection of the 2018 Berlin Film Festival, the chilling TOWER. A BRIGHT DAY. has its US premiere at the 2018 L.A. Film Festival.  The film is directed by Jagoda Szelc, and is her feature directorial debut.

Mula lives with her family in the country. Just before her daughter’s First Holy Communion, Mula’s long lost sister – Kaja – pays a visit. The family believes in reconciliation, but Mula has her reasons to feel afraid of Kaja. Meanwhile, a series of peculiar metaphysical events takes a toll on villagers’ lives. Mula’s fear grows and she wants to get rid of her sister but Kaja has come for a reason.

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Director Jagoda Szelc available for phone or email interviews.

Screening Schedule:

Sunday, Sep 23 2018 4:00 PM

ArcLight Culver City, Culver City

Roadside Attractions Acquires THE LAST FULL MEASURE From Foresight Unlimited

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ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS ACQUIRES THE LAST FULL MEASURE’ FROM FORESIGHT UNLIMITED

Wide Theatrical Release Planned for Todd Robinson’s Film starring Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) – Roadside Attractions, a sister company of Lionsgate, has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Todd Robinson’s The Last Full Measure, which recounts an extraordinary, untold story about the heroism of American soldiers in Vietnam.  The film features an all-star cast that is led by Sebastian Stan, Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer, Academy Award® Winner William Hurt, Academy Award® Nominee Samuel L. Jackson, Academy Award® Nominee Ed Harris, Academy Award® Nominee Peter Fonda, Academy Award® Nominee Diane Ladd, Academy Award® Nominee Amy Madigan, Jeremy Irvine, and Golden Globe® Nominee Bradley Whitford among others.

 

The acquisition was jointly announced today by Mark Damon of Foresight Unlimited and Roadside Attractions co-founders Howard Cohen & Eric d’Arbeloff.  Roadside Attractions is planning a wide theatrical release in early 2019.

 

“Todd Robinson’s riveting drama chronicles one man’s sacrifice and valor on the battlefield, and we believe it also highlights an aspect of American patriotism overdue for recognition.  Everyone should know about William Pitsenbarger’s bravery and life, and it’s a privilege to bring this film to theaters where it should be seen,” said Cohen and d’Arbeloff.

 

Mark Damon, CEO of Foresight Unlimited said: “The Last Full Measure has an emotional impact on people that I’ve rarely seen before. I’m so proud that Roadside Attractions feels the same, and has committed to giving this film the wide release that it deserves.”

 

The Last Full Measure tells the true story of William Pitsenbarger (Jeremy Irvine), an Air Force medic who saved over sixty men in one of the harshest battles of the Vietnam War. Offered the chance to escape on the last helicopter out of the combat zone, Pitsenbarger stayed behind to save and defend the lives of his fellow soldiers. Twenty years later, Pitsenbarger’s comrade in arms (William Hurt) and father (Christopher Plummer) seek the help of investigator Scott Huffman (Sebastian Stan) and other surviving veterans of the battle to finally procure him The Congressional Medal of Honor he deserved.

 

Timothy Scott Bogart, Mark Damon, Nicholas Cafritz, Robert Reed Peterson Shaun Sanghani, Michael Bassick, Adi Cohen, and Lauren Selig produced the film. Executive producers include Clay Pecorin, Russell Geyser, Cesare Fazari, Jessica Martins, Wilson da Silva, Habib H. Paracha, Tamara Birkemoe, Jenna Sanz-Agero, and Sidney Sherman. Foresight Unlimited is handling international sales and produced the film in association with Rainmaker Films, Lightbox Pictures, Provocator, SSS Entertainment, and BCL Finance Group. The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners and Foresight’s Mark Damon, while Roadside Attractions was represented by Cohen.

 

Most recently, Roadside Attractions partnered with LD Entertainment and Lionsgate on the U.S. distribution rights to the powerful and highly-anticipated family drama Ben Is Back, written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Peter Hedges, and starring Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts and Academy Award® nominee Lucas Hedges.  The film will make its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this month and be released on Dec. 7th.  TIFF will also mark the premiere of Roadside’s Viper Club, starring Matt Bomer and Susan Sarandon, Lola Kirke and Edie Falco to be released on Oct. 26th.

In addition to Last Full Measure, Foresight Unlimited’s slate includes: We Die Young, directed by Academy-Award nominated Lior Geller; and Avi Nesher’s The Other Story, which will make its debut at TIFF in the Contemporary World Cinema section.

 

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ABOUT ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations.  Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as I Can Only Imagine, the highest grossing film in Roadside history and the highest grossing independent film of 2018, as well as Manchester by the Sea,Beatriz at Dinner, Stronger, Love & FriendshipHello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Its upcoming slate includes Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, Jesse Peretz’s romantic comedyJuliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd, Ike Barinholtz’s hilariously dark directorial debut The Oath, starring Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish, Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back, starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges, and Maryam Keshavarz’s new drama Viper Club, starring Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Adepero Oduye, Sheila Vand, and Edie Falco.

 

ABOUT FORESIGHT UNLIMITED

Foresight Unlimited is one of the industry’s leading independent film production, sales, and distribution companies.  With a pioneering entertainment career spanning over 50 years, CEO, Mark Damon is considered to be one of the leading authorities on international film financing, distribution and marketing strategies as well as being a successful independent producer. The company’s management group is helmed by President Tamara Birkemoe who oversees all aspects of the company’s slate.

“ROMANS” STARRING ORLANDO BLOOM LANDS U.S. DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH SABAN FILMS

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TORONTO (September 6, 2018) – Saban Films has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Ludwig and Paul Shammasians Romans, starring Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean), Janet Montgomery (“Salem”, Black Swan)Charlie Creed-Miles (“Silent Witness”, The Fifth Element), Josh Myers (I am Soldier) and Anne Reid (Hot Fuzz, “Last Tango in Halifax”).  The drama is written by Geoff Thompson (The Pyramid Texts) and produced by Jasper Graham of Dreamscape along with James Harris and Mark Lane of The Fyzz Facility and Sheetal Vinod Talwar of Vistaar Film Fund, in association with Zee International. 

 

Romans is the story of Malky (Bloom), a man who struggles to come to terms with the abuse he suffered by a local priest during his childhood.  Now set on demolishing the church in which the abuse took place, he finds himself on the unlikely path towards forgiveness.

 

“This is a heart-rending and sobering film,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Ludwig and Paul have a powerful and timely story here, and Orlando really takes it home.”

 

“Romans is a brave film that tells a very delicate story and has strong performances that put you in the midst of it. We applaud the producers for taking the risk and are excited to have Saban Films as our domestic partner” says Moring of DDI.

 

The film made its World Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, where Anne Reid took home the prize for Best Performance in a British Feature Film, and then went on to the Rome Film Festival.

 

Bill Bromiley and Ness Saban negotiated the deal for Saban Films with Double Dutch International’s Jason Moring, on behalf of filmmakers.

 

Saban Films continues to be active in the acquisition and distribution space, most recently landing Stephan Rick’s elevated genre The Super starring Val Kilmer, and following its recent activity acquiring a slew of films out of the Cannes Film Festival, including: Between Worlds starring Nicolas Cage; the anthology Berlin, I Love You with Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jim Sturgess; the Gerard Butler starrer Keepers; and David L.G. Hughes’ Viking Destiny. Its current slate also includes: Craig William Macneill’s racy drama Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart; and Ivan Kavanagh’s Never Grow Old starring John Cusack and Emile Hirsch.

 

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released over 40 films with successes that have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31.  Recent releases include: Alexandre Moors’ The Yellow Birds starring Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Toni Collette, with Jason Patric, Jack Huston and Jennifer Aniston; Alexandros Avranas’ Dark Crimes starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg; Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; Ric Roman Waugh’s Shot Caller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Lake Bell; War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Peña, and Theo James; The Girl with All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close; Brad Silberling’s war thriller An Ordinary Man starring Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley; and Ethan Hawke action thriller 24 Hours to Live.

 

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About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

 

About Double Dutch:

Double Dutch International (DDI) is a globally recognized sales company, representing high level, cast driven features with strong commercial viability worldwide, across all media platforms. DDI brings a fresh look to sales, uniquely blending experience with the flexibility to adapt in today's market reality. We firmly believe passion breeds results and our goal is to find enthusiastic distribution partners for our producers ensuring maximum return on their investment.

 

About Vistaar / WSG:
We have always tried to stay the course of telling socially relevant stories and producing meaningful cinema - and the critically successful “Dharm”, “The Eichmann Show”, “ The Joneses”, “Romans” and “Rann” are representative of this.

Andrew Lauren Productions & Brady Corbet Partner on The Brutalist, Follows Vox Lux which premiered in Venice on Monday

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ANDREW LAUREN PRODUCTIONS (ALP) AND WRITER/DIRECTOR BRADY CORBET RETEAM FOR THE BRUTALIST

Collaboration Follows “Vox Lux” starring Natalie Portman which made its acclaimed debuted in Competition at the 2018 Venice Film Festival on Monday

LOS ANGELES (September 6, 2018) - Andrew Lauren Productions (ALP) and writer-director Brady Corbet will reteam for The Brutalist.Corbet will write and direct The Brutalist, which chronicles 30 years in the life of one artist’s enduring monolithic vision. The story opens in 1947, as a Hungarian-born Jewish architect emigrates to the United States. Initially forced to toil in poverty, he soon wins a contract that will change the course of his life. ALP will develop the script with Corbet and finance the feature. The film will be produced by Andrew Lauren and D.J. Gugenheim for ALP and Three Six Zero’s Brian Young.

The Brutalist will be Corbet’s third feature following Vox Lux, which ALP produced and financed alongside Bold Films, Killer Films and Three Six Zero. Starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law, Vox Lux had its world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival on Monday to rave reviews.  The film will go on to have its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. This marks Corbet’s return to Venice after his debut feature, The Childhood of a Leader, which won the 2015 “Lion of the Future" Award and Horizons Best Director Award.

Regarding his continuing partnership with ALP, Corbet commented: “I am thrilled to collaborate for the second time with everyone at Andrew Lauren Productions. ALP’s vision for the future of the medium is unique and uniquely ambitious; the ideal partners to bring this epic story to life.”

ALP chairman Andrew Lauren said: “We had such an incredible experience working with our good friend Brady on Vox Lux that it was only natural and fitting to collaborate with him on his next film. He is a phenomenal filmmaker with a brilliant career ahead of him."

ALP president D.J. Gugenheim commented: “Brady’s eye for film and exceptional artistic vision makes him the exact kind of filmmaker we want to be working with.”

In addition to Vox Lux, ALP also produced and financed Claire Denis’ High Life starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next week.

Corbet is represented by WME and Three Six Zero.  ALP is represented by attorney David Boyle.

About ALP

ALP is a film and television production company run by CEO Andrew Lauren and President D.J. Gugenheim. The company is known for its impeccable style and supporting unique visions, with two of the fall festival’s most anticipated titles: Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman which will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and Claire Denis’ first English-language feature High Lifestarring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, which is set for a debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

ALP is actively involved in all aspects of a project from development through distribution with past credits including James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now, Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale, and documentaries Mateo, Life 2.0, and This is Not a Robbery.