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Nov 122018
 

The Lizzie Borden story for the modern generation.”

— Fred Topel, Bloody Disgusting

Street Date: 12/11/18

Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $21.99

DVD SRP: $19.98

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

It all started with an axe. Experience “a chilling reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murder” (Sara Stewart, New York Post) when Lizzie arrives on Digital December 4 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD, and On Demand December 11 from Lionsgate. Starring Academy Award® nominee Chloë Sevigny (Best Supporting Actress, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999) and People’s Choice Award winner Kristen Stewart, the film is based on the true events of the infamous, shocking, and bloody Borden family murders in 1892. An official Sundance Film Festival 2018 selection that “crackles with tension” (Karen M. Peterson, Awards Circuit), Lizzie “takes a legend and blows it up from the inside” (Ben Pearson, Slashfilm). Including a never-before-seen making-of featurette, the Lizzie Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Lizzie is a psychological thriller that reveals many layers of the strange and fragile Lizzie Borden, who stood accused of the infamous 1892 axe murder of her family in Fall River, Massachusetts. An unmarried woman of 32 and a social outcast, Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) lives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit — and a secret intimacy soon blossoms into a wicked plan.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Understanding Lizzie” Featurette

 

CAST

Chloë Sevigny                      Boys Don’t CryLove & Friendship, TV’s “Big Love”

Kristen Stewart      The Twilight SagaSnow White and the HuntsmanThe Runaways

Jamey Sheridan    SpotlightSullyHandsome Harry 

Fiona Shaw                           Harry Potter franchise, Fracture

Kim Dickens                         Gone GirlHollow Man, TV’s “Deadwood”

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/StssjI_vEKs

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2018

Title Copyright:  Lizzie © 2017 Jennings Films LLC. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Saban Films LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for violence and grisly images, nudity, a scene of sexuality and some language.

Genre: Thriller

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 105 Minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition, 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 (2.40:1) Presentation

Blu-ray Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

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Nov 122018
 

Mademoiselle Paradis

A film by Barbara Albert

Set in 18th century Vienna, this is the true story of Maria Paradis, a gifted piano player and friend of Mozart, who lost her eyesight as a child.

Desperate to cure their talented daughter, her parents entrust Maria to the famous Dr. Franz Mesmer, whose theory about animal magnetism had attracted a wide following. Using the doctor’s controversial technique, Maria recovers her sight.

But this miracle comes at a price as Maria progressively starts to lose her gift for music. She will have to choose: an ordinary life in the light or an extraordinary life in darkness, as a virtuoso.

“An inquisitive, curious and gorgeously accoutered period piece about

science, the senses and the position of women in Mozart-era Austria.”

-The Hollywood Reporter

“Sensual, sensitive historical drama. A fresh, inquisitive portrait…

the engrossing result feels entirely modern.”

-Variety

“An exquisitely crafted period drama. A superb performance
from Maria Dragus pulls Maria from the pages of history.”
-Screen Daily “A stunning success…told with passion and grace.
Maria Dragus is simply extraordinary.”
-The Playlist

“Director Barbara Albert fashions a remarkable image of
blindness and healing, of cruelty and of compassion.”
-The Globe & Mail

“A subtle and intelligent film about the historical crisis of female subjectivity
and the various men who attempt to control that emerging identity.”

-CinemaScope Magazine

On iTunes November 27 | On DVD December 11

DVD MSRP: $24.95
Catalog #: FRF 917728D
UPC: 7-20229-91772-8
Run Time – 97 minutes
Language – German & French with English subtitles
Year – 2017

Watch Trailer >>

 

 

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Nov 122018
 
 
STREAMING PREMIERES & HIGHLIGHTS
NOVEMBER 2018
 
Friday, November 2        
 
PREMIERE
EGON SCHIELE: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
 
On the 100th anniversary of Schiele’s death, Film Movement Plus premieres this cinematic and award-winning bio-pic from director Dieter Berner. Young, brilliant and seductive, Schiele (Noah Saavedra) is one of the most provocative and scandalous artists in early twentieth century Vienna. His life and work are stimulated by eroticism and a Bohemian era that is quickly coming to a close. Two beautiful women drive his inspiration – his sister, Gerti (Maresi Riegner), and Wally Neuzil (Valerie Pachner), the sensual model he immortalizes in his most famous painting “Death and the Maiden.” But the outbreak of World War I threatens Schiele’s artistic pursuits and leads to his eventual betrayal of Wally, his muse and one true love in this passionate portrait of a 20th century master (2016, 110 minutes, German with English Subtitles)
“This film presents a fascinating biographical story as well as an 
interesting historical perspective on life in Austria and Vienna at the beginning of the twentieth century. The actors and actresses are 
refreshing young newcomers to film. “
— Pat Nevers, KinoCritics.com
 
Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden - Trailer
Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden Trailer
 

 
Friday, November 9
 
PREMIERE
WONDROUS BOCCACCIO
 
To celebrate legendary Italian director Paolo Taviani’s birthday (11/8) this month, Film Movement Plus premieres the lavish period comedy/drama based on Boccaccio’s masterpiece “The Decameron” that he directed with his brother Vittorio. Set against the backdrop of a 14th century, black plague-stricken Florence, ten young men and women escape to a country estate where they spend their days telling stories of love, fate, and resurrection. WONDROUS BOCCACCIO is a visual and poetic tribute to the stories that emerged from one of the darkest periods in Italian history, and to Boccaccio’s landmark of Renaissance literature. (2015, 120 minutes, Italian with English subtitles)
“…thrilling and packed with illuminating details and 
striking personalities…”
The New York Times
 
WONDROUS BOCCACCIO - OFFICIAL US Trailer
Wondrous Boccaccio Official US Trailer
 

 
Friday, November 16
 
PREMIERE
SCHNEIDER VS. BAX
 
From Dutch director Alex van Wermerdam (BORGMAN) comes this dark and absurd comedy of errors. Schneider, a hitman, gets a call from Mertens on the morning of his birthday. He has a last-minute assignment for Schneider who refuses the request because it is his birthday. When they meet in Mertens’ office, Schneider is told that the target is Ramon Bax, a writer. He lives alone in a secluded place. “It’s an easy job. With a little luck you’re back home before noon.” Schneider accepts the assignment. What was promised to be a simple hit, however, turns out to be much more than expected in this Official Selection from Toronto and Locarno. (2015, 96 minutes, Dutch with English subtitles)
“Putting the “dead” back in deadpan, the ninth feature of van Warmerdam is his most Coen brothers-like film yet, a western in the Dutch wetlands that’s as unpredictable as it is darkly funny.”
— Body van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter
 
SCHNEIDER VS. BAX - Official U.S. Trailer
Schneider vs. Bax Official U.S. Trailer

 
Friday, November 23
 
HIGHLIGHT
AFTER THE STORM
 
Hirokazu Kore-Eda’s celebrated Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters opens today around the country. Cineastes interested in another of Kore-Eda’s acclaimed dramas should watch this Certified Fresh® award winner, an Official Selection of Un Certain Regard at Cannes, about which Robbie Collin of The Daily Telegraph said, “Even long-standing fans of the Japanese filmmaker might be taken aback by the supreme subtlety of his latest, achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life.” Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.
 
 
“[A] classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity…. [T]he filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting 
so calibrated it sticks with you.”
— Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter
“The performances are brilliant throughout the ensemble and the script
is full of great one-liners. After the Storm is undoubtedly 
one of Kore-eda’s best.”
— John Bleasdale, Cine-vue.com
 
After the Storm Official U.S. Trailer
After the Storm Official U.S. Trailer

 


 
Friday, November 30
 
HIGHLIGHT
CORPO CELESTE
Film Movement continues to celebrate the contributions from women behind the camera as director Alice Rohrwacher’s third feature, Happy as Lazzaro, opens nationally. CORPO CELESTE, her debut feature, put her on the map as a filmmaker to watch, and this coming-of-age drama, an Official Selection at Cannes and Sundance, was called “captivating” by Drew Taylor of IndieWire.
Having recently returned to her native Italy after living in Switzerland for 10 years, quiet but curious 13-year-old Marta is left to her own devices while her loving but worn-out mother toils away at an industrial bakery. Marta’s only source of socialization is the local church, where she is told to attend preparatory classes for her confirmation. But the doctrines of Roman Catholicism offer little in terms of life lessons or consolation, and she quickly sees through the hypocrisy of the priest, who cares more about status than about his constituents. Eventually, Marta forges her very own way of the cross, which turns out to have much less to do with God than with her own climb towards adulthood. (2011, 100 minutes, Italian with English subtitles)
“A quietly impressive feature debut.”
— Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
 
Corpo Celeste Trailer
Corpo Celeste Official Trailer
About FILM MOVEMENT PLUS
 
FILM MOVEMENT PLUS opens up a world of provocative, compelling and award-winning films from Film Movement’s singular library. Priced at $5.99 per month with a free 14-day trial, the SVOD subscription service, currently available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, mobile (iOS and Android), and Chromecast, offers consumers immediate access to 250 festival favorite feature films and 10FILM MOVEMENT PLUS0 short films, including: THEEB, the 2016 Academy Award® nominee for Best Foreign Film; AFTER THE STORM, a powerful family drama from 2018 Palme d’Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda; HUMAN CAPITAL, a political thriller from Paolo Virzi (The Leisure Seeker) that was Italy’s Best Foreign Film submission for the 87th Academy Awards® and MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER, an unforgettable documentary about true love that transcends generations and cultures and is South Korea’s most successful film of all time. Classics from the Film Movement catalog include Bille August’s PELLE THE CONQUEROR, an Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film in 1996 and much more.
About Film Movement
 
Founded in 2002 as one of the first-ever subscription film services with its DVD-of-the-Month club, Film Movement is now a North American distributor of award-winning independent and foreign films based in New York City. It has released more than 250 feature films and shorts culled from prestigious film festivals worldwide.  Film Movement’s theatrical releases include American independent films, documentaries, and foreign art house titles. Its catalog includes titles by directors such as Hirokazu Kore-eda, Maren Ade, Jessica Hausner, Andrei Konchalovsky, Andrzej Wajda, Diane Kurys, Ciro Guerra and Melanie Laurent. In 2015, Film Movement launched its reissue label Film Movement Classics, featuring new restorations released theatrically as well as on Blu-ray and DVD, including films by such noted directors as Eric Rohmer, Peter Greenaway, Bille August, Marleen Gorris, Takeshi Kitano, Arturo Ripstein, Sergio Corbucci and Ettore Scola. For more information, please visit www.filmmovement.com.
 

 

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Nov 122018
 

“[Li Ya] Tong is a standout, quite lovely and graceful…”
~ David Noh, FILM JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL

HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU

On Digital November 13

From writer-director Lun Xu (Lips and Soul), HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU, the time-traveling rom-com debuts exclusively on digital November 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film centers around a man –  Jia Ying Lei (Guns and Roses, Brotherhood of Blades II: The Infernal Battlefield) and a woman Li Ya Tong (The Purple House, Beijing Love Story) who live in the same apartment nearly 20 years apart and one day wake up to find that their timelines have merged, and they’re in the same place and time.

Synopsis:
In this rollicking romantic comedy, a man and a woman living in the same apartment nearly twenty years apart wake one day to find their timelines have merged. Now they’re stuck with one another, unless they can work together long enough to find a way back to their normal lives… if destiny will allow it.

Country of Origin: China

HOW LONG WILL I LOVE YOU has a runtime of approximately 101 minutes and is not rated.

 

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Nov 122018
 

Experience Frank Capra’s Beloved Masterpiece Like Never Before,
Fully Restored from the Original Negative in 4K Ultra HD

 

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

 

On Digital 4K with High Dynamic Range November 20, 2018

 

Paramount Pictures proudly presents a brand new 4K digital restoration of one of the most beloved films of all time: It’s A Wonderful Life.  Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers, director Frank Capra’s heartwarming classic has made an indelible impact on popular culture and continues to be a cherished part of many families’ holiday traditions.

 

It’s A Wonderful Life in 4K with High Dynamic Range delivers amazing clarity with sharper and brighter images for a sensational home viewing experience.

 

The studio spent over a year painstakingly restoring this treasured film, using the original nitrate negative along with two fine grain masters made in the 1940s.  Each element was carefully scanned using the very latest technology to both preserve the delicate negative and create the best possible digital image.  Fortunately, 13 of the 14 reels of the original negative survived, but portions had begun to deteriorate so the best image was selected from one of the three original sources on a shot-by-shot basis.  The result is a more vibrant and detail-rich picture than has ever been available before.

 

It’s A Wonderful Life will arrive on Digital 4K Ultra High Definition November 20, 2018.  The perfect film to enjoy over the holidays, the release will also include new interviews with contemporary filmmakers and restoration experts about the movie’s extraordinary sound, music, cinematography and visual effects, as well as the meticulous process of preserving and revitalizing this iconic masterpiece.

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Nov 122018
 

A NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC’S PICK

 

BAD REPUTATION

An Admiring Documentary Portrait of Punk Rock Icon Joan Jett,

Arriving on DVD and Digital HD on January 1 from Magnolia Home Entertainment

 

“Secures Jett’s reputation as a rock n’ roll badass.”

–       Rolling Stone

“…‘Bad Reputation’ is a case study in how a musician stays relevant.”

–       The New York Times

Synopsis

It’s true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit “I Love Rock n Roll,” but that’s only part of the story. That fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV, world tours and many hits to follow, like “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” but that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame by ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, starting her record label out of the trunk of a car after being rejected by 23 labels, and influencing many musicians – both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands – with her no-bullshit style. Bad Reputation is a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell fans how it really was in the burgeoning ‘70s punk scene and the rocky road that led to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage and the theme is clear: Even though people tried to define Jett, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.

 

DVD & Digital HD

Street Date:  January 1, 2019          

Run Time:     93 minutes

Rating:           R

Price:              $26.98 (DVD)

Catalog:         11637 (DVD)

 

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Film Site: https://www.badreputationfilm.com/

Social Pages: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Hashtag: #BadReputation

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Nov 122018
 

Ocular Migraine Invites You to a Blood-Splattered UGLY SWEATER PARTY on November 23rd

Aaron Mento’s Ugly Sweater Party Premieres on VOD
Felissa Rose Returns to Camp for Holiday Horror Comedy
Available Exclusively on Amazon Instant Video November 23rd
Ocular Migraine Productions has announced an early stocking stuffer with the Digital HD debut of writer/director Aaron Mento’s Ugly Sweater Party.  The Christmas massacre comedy will be available exclusively on Amazon Instant Video starting November 23rd, just in time for the snow to cover up the bodies.

Ugly Sweater Party features a cast of veteran horror ghouls, including Charles Chudabala (Death House), Sean Whalen (The People Under the Stairs), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Brad Potts (Puppet Master X, Zombies vs. Strippers), Lara Jean Mummert (Anomaly) and Tiffani Fest (Circus of the Dead).  The body count is rounded out by an ensemble including Marv Blauvelt, Emily Dahm, Berna Roberts, Matt Holbrook, Jody Barton and Kevin Caliber as unsuspecting misfit campers.  The film was produced by Mento (Standards of Living, Crypt TV’s “Choose Their Kill”), Chudabala, and Hunter Johnson (2 Jennifer).

On Christmas Eve at a campsite deep in the woods, an ugly sweater party is in full swing. Best friends Cliff and Jody arrive expecting some mistletoe action from the sexy twins who invited them, but soon realize that they are at a Bible camp. To make matters worse, Cliff is wearing a sweater possessed by the ghost of notorious serial killer Declan Rains.

While the evil sweater slowly possesses Cliff, Jody also realizes that the party guests aren’t as innocent as they first seem. In fact, every camper holds a dark secret that infuses the party with dangerous sexual tension. Just when the pressure between campers reaches a fever pitch, Cliff falls victim to the bloodthirsty rage of the diabolical sweater and a new nightmare begins.

Ugly Sweater Party (Official Trailer)
Ugly Sweater Party (Official Trailer)
Ugly Sweater Party: USA / 81 min  / English
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Music Box Films Home Entertainment Presents:

Memoir of War

THE HAUNTING ADAPTATION OF MARGUERITE DURAS’S SEMI-AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL STARRING MÉLANIE THIERRY COMING SOON TO VOD AND DVD 

FRANCE’S OFFICIAL SELECTION FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM AT THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS

 

“Riveting! Melanie Thierry leaps toward the front echelons of current French actresses with her riveting turn as Marguerite Duras. Thierry is utterly compelling from first to last.” - Neil Young, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Spellbinding! Thierry is a brilliant Marguerite Duras.” — David Ehrlich, INDIEWIRE

“Poetic, ambitious and graceful.”  — Guy Lodge, VARIETY

 
Based on Marguerite Duras’s semi-autobiographical novel The War: A Memoir, MEMOIR OF WAR follows the famed author as she navigates her way through Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Emmanuel Finkiel (Voyages), MEMOIR OF WAR stars the three-time César Award-nominated actress Mélanie Thierry (A Perfect Day, The Zero Theorem) as Duras, the great novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker who is widely considered one of the leaders of the “Nouveau Roman” literary movement. Her script for Alain Resnais’s 1959 masterpiece HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the 1961 Academy Awards.

MEMOIR OF WAR will be released on DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Vudu, and YouTube) for the first time on December 18, 2018 (prebook October 23, 2018). The DVD, which includes interviews with director Emmanuel Finkiel and behind-the-scenes featurettes among its bonuses, carries a suggested retail price of $29.95.

In the film, it’s 1944 and Marguerite Duras is an active Resistance member along with her husband Robert Antelme (Emmanuel Bourdieu) and a band of fellow subversives. When Antelme is deported to Dachau by the Gestapo, Marguerite becomes friendly with French Nazi collaborator Rabier (Benoît Magimel) to obtain information of her husband’s whereabouts. But as the months wear on with no news of Robert, Marguerite must begin the process of confronting the unimaginable.

Using subtly expressionistic imagery (in collaboration with cinematographer Alexis Kavyrchine) and voiceover passages of Duras’s writing, filmmaker Finkiel evokes the inner world of one of the 20th century’s most revolutionary writers while also tackling a subject that is as highly personal as it is emotional.

 “It resonated with my own personal history. A woman who is waiting for her husband to return from the concentration camps, and then when everyone returns, he does not…,” says MEMOIR OF WAR’s writer-director Finkiel of his connection to Duras’s memoir. “This character is reminiscent of my own father, who I believe was someone always waiting, even after he knew for certain that the lives of his parents and his brother had come to an end in Auschwitz. For those who had no physical remains, absence was always present. And this wasn’t just an intellectual concept, it was something very concrete. The presence of absence…in my opinion, that is what The War is all about: being confronted with this presence. Withdrawing into oneself, an interior voyage.”

MEMOIR OF WAR was selected as France’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category for the upcoming 91st Academy Awards. The critically acclaimed film was also nominated for Best Film at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and earlier this year received a U.S. theatrical release in the country’s top markets by the leading independent film distributor Music Box Films.

More information on MEMOIR OF WAR may be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://musicboxfilms.com/films/memoir-of-war.

 

Memoir of War  

Music Box Films Home Entertainment

DVD and VOD RELEASE DATE: December 18, 2018

DVD PREBOOK DATE: November 13, 2018

Price: DVD $29.95

Director/screenwriter: Emmanuel Finkiel

Cast: Mélanie Thierry, Benoît Magimel, Benjamin Biolay, Shulamit Adar, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Emmanuel Bourdieu

Running Time: 127 min.

Format: 1.85:1

Sound Format: Dolby Digital 5.1

Rating: NR

Country: France

Language: French with English subtitles

Bonus Features* 

  • Q&A with director/screenwriter Emmanuel Finkiel from Film Society of Lincoln Center
  • Featurette: From Melanie to Marguerite
  • A Conversation with the Film’s Technicians
  • Costume and Make-up Screen Tests
  • Deleted Scenes

*subject to changes

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OPENING NIGHT FILM OF

THE 2018 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

AND CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES

 

Love, Gilda

 

An Intimate Look at the Life and Career of Beloved Comedienne Gilda Radner,

the Unforgettable Documentary Arrives on DVD and Digital HD

on January 1 From Magnolia Home Entertainment

 

“A stirring valentine of a documentary.”

–      Los Angeles Times

“…the sorely-missed Radner feels alive again. A wonderfully intimate,

 rich and layered portrait.”

–      Entertainment Weekly

“A heartfelt love letter. A very affectionate reminder of her brief and brilliant career.”

–      The New York Times

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Synopsis

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes and rare home movies, LOVE, GILDA opens a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of the beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story. The unforgettable documentary also includes interviews with original “Saturday Night Live” cast and crew, such as Chevy Chase, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and longtime friend, Martin Short, and diaries read by modern-day comedians who were inspired by Gilda, including Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Cecily Strong.

Gilda Radner puts a smile on the faces of people who remember watching her as one of the original cast members of “Saturday Night Live,” where she created and portrayed now-classic comic characters such as Roseanne Roseannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. She quickly rose to meteoric fame in television, movies and on Broadway, and was declared ‘one of America’s sweethearts.’

LOVE, GILDA, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is a true autobiography, told in Gilda’s words and in her own voice. Working with the Radner Estate, D’Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, her comedy career, her life with Gene Wilder and ultimately, her struggle with cancer. The never-before-seen footage and journal entries form the narrative spine of the documentary, allowing Gilda to tell her own story through laughter and sometimes tears. Incredibly, she was able to find humor in even the darkest of times and her spirit lives on in comedy, as she’s still considered an inspiring female trailblazer.

The inspiring documentary also includes interviews with “Saturday Night Live” creator and producer Lorne Michaels and writer Alan Zweibel, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz and Second City CEO Andrew Alexander.

DVD & Digital HD Release
Street Date: January 1, 2019
Run Time: 86 minutes
Rating: Not Rated
SRP: $26.98 (DVD)
Catalog: 11635

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Film Site: https://www.lovegilda.com/

Trailer: https://www.lovegilda.com/videos/

Social Pages: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Official Hashtag: #LoveGilda

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“A SINUOUS THRILLER WITH AS MANY TWISTS AND TURNS AS A MOUNTAIN ROAD.”

  • Maureen Lee Lenker, Entertainment Weekly

 

Can You Keep a Secret?

 

 

Unravel the Mystery on Digital December 11 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, and DVD on December 18 from Lionsgate

 

4K Ultra HD™ to Include Dolby Vision™

Experience a stylish thriller that’s “wildly entertaining” (Indiewire) when A Simple Favor arrives on Digital December 11 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand December 18 from Lionsgate. Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect, Trolls) and Blake Lively (The Shallows, The Age of Adaline, TV’s “Gossip Girl”) star in this “delicious adult thriller” (Forbes) from the darker side of director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, TV’s “Freaks and Geek,” TV’s “The Office”), based on the novel by Darcey Bell and written for the screen by Jessica Sharzer. From the producers of The Heat, Spy, and Snatched, Feig and Jessie Henderson, A Simple Favor is full of twists, betrayals, secrets, murder, and revenge. The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh film also stars Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians), Andrew Rannells (TV’s “Girls,” TV’s “The Knick”), Linda Cardellini (TV’s “Freaks and Geeks,” Hunter Killer), and Rupert Friend (TV’s “Homeland”).

A Simple Favor centers around Stephanie (Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily’s (Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily’s husband Sean (Golding) in this stylish thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, and murder and revenge.

Take home A Simple Favor and dive headfirst into the twists and turns of this thrilling dark comedy with 3 audio commentaries with the cast and crew, 8 making-of featurettes, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and an alternate ending.  Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with 4K which is joined by Dolby Vision HDR, bringing the stunning cinematography of this stylist thriller to life. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The A Simple Favor 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.

 

DIGITAL /4K UHD / BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 3 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
  • 8 Featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Flash Mob

 

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 3 Audio Commentaries with Cast and Crew
  • 6 Featurettes
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Flash Mob

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/OnlwE_f32T8

Website: http://lionsgateathome.com/a-simple-favor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASimpleFavorMovie/

Instagram: @asimplefavor

Twitter: @ASimpleFavor

#ASimpleFavor

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:  2018

Title Copyright: A Simple Favor, Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2018 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Type: Theatrical Release

Rating: R for sexual content and language throughout, some graphic nude images, drug use and violence.

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Closed-Captioned: N/A

Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH

Feature Run Time: 117 Minutes

4K Ultra HD™ Format: 2160p Ultra High Definition 16×9 2.00:1 Presentation with Dolby Vision

BD Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 2.00:1 Presentation

DVD Format: 16×9 2.00:1 Presentation

4K Audio: English 7.1 Dolby Audio™ with Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio, English Descriptive Audio

BD Audio: English 7.1 Dolby Audio with Dolby TrueHD, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Audio English Descriptive Audio

DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio

 

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