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Aug 022020
 

10 of horror’s hottest rising filmmakers unite to tell 8 terrifying tales.

A Night of Horror : Nightmare Radio, premiering on Demand and DVD September 1, is a new anthology from brothers Luciano Onetti and Nicolas Onetti. Joining the Onettis are filmmakers Sergio Morcillo, Joshua Long, Jason Bognacki, Adam O´Brien, Matt Richards, A.J. Briones, Pablo S. Pastor and Oliver Park.

Rod, radio DJ, hosts a popular horror-themed show packed with tales of terror for eager listeners. When he receives alarming calls from a horrified child things start to feel off. What ensues is a roller-coaster ride of horror stories…

Ian Costello, Clara Kovacic, and James Wright help make up the cast.

A Night of Horror : Nightmare Radio is being distributed by Uncorkd’ Entertainment.

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Aug 012020
 
SWANS
Where Does A Body End?
Coming to DVD, Blu-ray, and Deluxe Blu-ray on September 11th
“There really is no other force of music like Swans. Swans stand alone, integral, drenched in pathos. A band to end all bands.” – Thurston Moore

Where Does a Body End? is an intimate portrait of the band SWANS, from their roots as a brutal, confrontational post-punk band that emerged from the same early 1980s era NYC that gave us Sonic Youth (and, somehow, Madonna) through their ill-fated bid at mainstream success in the 90s indie-rock gold rush, through breakups and chaos (on and offstage) to their odds-defying current status as one of the most accomplished and ambitious bands in the world, one whose concerts are more like ecstatic rituals than nostalgic trips back through their most popular songs.

SWANS has always been a collection of singular performers, but there’s been one constant since its formation in 1982–singer, songwriter Michael Gira. With unfettered access to hundreds of hours of Gira / SWANS archives of never-seen-before recordings, videos, and photographs, the film brings us along the path they needed to carve for themselves. The film is many things, a musical history, a time-capsule, a tour diary, a concert film, but mostly it’s the story of a life in the arts, frequently difficult, spanning decades without a safety net, creating the work because Gira says “What else am I going to do?” As bandmate Thor Harris notes, “Michael is not a fearless person, but he is a fearless artist.”

 

Where Does A Body End? has enjoyed festival success around the world from Chicago Underground Film Festival, Doc N Roll Festival (London and several other UK cities), Cinemateket Music Film Festival (Copenhagen), In: Edit Festival (Barcelona), Taoyuan Film Festival (Taiwan), Pop Kultur (Berlin), Sydney Underground Film Festival, Dok Station Film Festival (Bucharest), LUFF Lausanne Underground Film Festival (Switzerland) and many others.

Swans:
Michael Gira, Jarboe, Norman Westberg, Kristof Hahn, Thor Harris, Paul Wallfisch, Chris Pravdica, Phil Puleo, Bill Rieflin, Algis Kizys, Clinton Steele, Larry Mullins, Bill Bronson, Jonathan Kane, Vinny Signorelli

Cast Includes:
Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Jehnny Beth (Savages), JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps / The Gun Club), Jim Sclavunos (The Bad Seeds), Daniel Miller (Mute Records), Steve Von Till (Neurosis), Dana Schechter (Angels Of Light), Devendra Banhart, Anna Von Hausswolff, Amanda Palmer, Ben Frost, Martin Bisi

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/324870530

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Jul 312020
 

U.S. Trailer | YouTube link

Synopsis:

Endless follows love struck high school graduates Riley (Alexandra Shipp) and Chris (Nicholas Hamilton).  When they are separated by a tragic car accident, Riley blames herself for her boyfriend’s death while Chris is stranded in limbo. Miraculously, the two find a way to connect. In a love story that transcends life and death, both Riley and Chris are forced to learn the hardest lesson of all: letting go.

 

Starring | Alexandra Shipp, Nicholas Hamilton, DeRon Horton and Famke Janssen

Written by | Screenplay by O’Neil Sharma and Andre Case

Directed by | Scott Speer

Produced by | Gabriela Bacher, Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Kevin Dewalt, Sean Finegan

Distribution | Quiver Distribution

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Jul 312020
 

Available On Demand August 18th

 U.S. Trailer | YouTube link

 

Synopsis:

A definitive documentary on the history of nudity in the movies, beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in films while emphasizing the political, sociological and artistic changes that shaped this rich history.

 

Skin delves  into the gender bias concerning nudity in motion pictures and will follow the revolution that has pushed for gender equality in feature films today. A deep discussion of pre-code Hollywood and its amoral roots, the censorship that “cleaned up” Hollywood and how the MPAA was formed leads into a discussion of how nudity changed cinematic culture through the decades. It culminates in a discussion of “what are nude scenes like in the age of the #METOO movement?”

Featuring:

Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon, Targets, Saint Jack)

Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie, Scary Movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)

Diane Franklin (The Last American Virgin, Better Off Dead, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure)

Pam Grier (The Big Doll House, Jackie Brown, Foxy Brown, Above the Law)

Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Look Who’s Talking, Clueless)

Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange, Caligula, Startrek: Generations, Halloween)

Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Inherent Vice, Star 80)

Kevin Smith (Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Clerks, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back)

Sean Young (Blade Runner, Dune, No Way Out, Wall Street)

Jim McBride (creator of Mr. Skin)

 

Written by | Danny Wolf, Paul Fishbein

Directed by | Danny Wolf

Executive Produced by | Jim McBride, Paul Fishbein

Produced by | Paul Fishbein

Runtime | 127 minutes

Distribution | Quiver Distribution

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Jul 312020
 

OFFICIAL SELECTION OF

THE 2020 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

THE FIGHT

Available Everywhere on 7/31 from Magnolia Pictures, the Timely Documentary From Producer Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) Showcases the Heroic Efforts of the ACLU & the Relentless Attorneys Leading the Fight for Human Rights

A gorgeous, enraging, and uplifting film.

MSNBC

Captures the intense emotion of the moment.

The Hollywood Reporter

A surprisingly lively behind-the-scenes look at how ACLU lawyers

fight the government to uphold rights.

The Los Angeles Times

Synopsis

Only days after the 2017 inauguration of Donald Trump, furious Americans gathered at airports across the country in protest of the Muslim ban. But it was the efforts of the American Civil Liberties Union, waging the fight in federal court, that turned the tide, staying the executive order on grounds of unconstitutionality. The ACLU has never granted access to its offices, even as its battles—on the fronts of abortion rights, immigration rights, LGBT rights and voting rights—have become more timely and momentous than ever.

With The Fight, access has finally been granted to the filmmaking team of Eli B. Despres, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg, makers of 2016’s award-winning Weiner. Rousing, inspiring and slyly humorous, their latest documentary follows four seismically important cases and a handful of magnetic attorneys. These lawyers may not know how to charge a cell phone or operate a stand-up desk but have persuaded Supreme Court Justices, beating back serious encroachments upon our freedoms. An antidote to endless news cycles filled with tweet tantrums, The Fight inspires with the story of front-line warriors in the battle for the American soul.

The film is produced by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, Eli Despres, Maya Seidler, Peggy Drexler and Kerry Washington. Executive producers include Matthew Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Florence Sloan, Harry Sloan, Pilar Savone and Maria Zuckerman.

Release Details

Digital & On-Demand Date: July 31, 2020

Run Time: 97 minutes

Rating: PG-13

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Jul 312020
 

 

ENTWINED

OPENING IN VIRTUAL THEATERS FRIDAY, AUGUST 28 WITH A NORTH AMERICAN VOD RELEASE TO FOLLOW ON SEPTEMBER 8 ON ALL MAJOR PLATFORMS.

VIRTUAL THEATERS (August 28)-Including: Los Angeles, New York and major cities.

VOD (US & Canada) (September 8): Including: iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Vudu,  Direct TV, Dish Network and all major cable providers.

*****Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival and many more.******

DIRECTOR: Minos Nikolakakis

WRITTEN BY: Minos Nikolakakis, John De Holland

CAST: Prometheus Aleifer, Anastasia Rafaella Konidi and John De Holland 

Panos (Prometheus Aleifer), a city doctor, relocates his practice to a remote village and quickly falls for Danae (Anastasia Rafaella Konidi), who lives in isolation with a mysterious skin condition. Determined to find Danae a cure, Panos learns of her dark secret and that all is not what it seems.

RT: 89 minutes; Color; Language: Greek with English subtitles; Rating: Not Rated (Horror/ Fantasy)

Distributed in North America by: Dark Star Pictures

 

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Jul 292020
 

STILL HERE

Johnny Whitworth (Limitless), Maurice McRae (Random Acts of Flyness), Zazie Beetz (Joker), Afton Williamson (The Night Of)
and Larry Pine (The Grand Budapest Hotel)!

Blue Fox Entertainment will release crime thriller STILL HERE
in select theaters August 28 and on VOD September 4!

In STILL HERE, when twelve-year-old Monique Watson disappears from home, her father Michael Watson (McRae) refuses to give up even as the media and police make little effort in solving the case. The assignment lands in the hands of journalist Christian Baker (Whitworth), who at first pursues a false lead, turning the entire case upside down. Filled with guilt, Christian helps Michael in the search for his daughter, while facing resistance from the community, the police, and his own publication.

STILL HERE
In Selects Theaters August 28 | On VOD September 4
#StillHereMovie

Written and Directed by: Vlad Feier
Starring: Johnny Whitworth, Maurice McRae, Zazie Beetz, Afton Williamson
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Jul 292020
 

Street Date: 9/8/20
Blu-ray™ + Digital SRP: $21.99
DVD SRP: $19.98
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
The gripping revenge thriller Retaliation arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD September 8 from Lionsgate. It is now available On Demand. From Screenwriter and BAFTA Award®  Winner Geoff Thompson (Best Short Film, Brown Paper Bag, 2004), Retaliation stars Screen Actors Guild Award® winner Orlando Bloom (Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, 2004),  Janet Montgomery (The Space Between Us), Charlie Creed-Miles (TV’s “Peaky Blinders”), and Anne Reid (TV’s “Years and Years”). Retaliation will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively. Continue reading »
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Jul 292020
 
1010 FILMS PRESENTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH HALATION
JAY SEBRING….CUTTING TO THE TRUTH
Directed by Anthony DiMaria
Produced by Johnny Bishop and Anthony DiMaria
Executive Producers Chad Layne and Voss Boreta
Movie Hits On-Demand and Digital Platforms
SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
Catch the Official Movie Trailer here:
A fascinating, in-depth look at the legacy of revolutionary sixties Hollywood trendsetter Jay Sebring, JAY SEBRING….CUTTING TO THE TRUTH, a film by Anthony DiMaria, follows Sebring’s meteoric rise as a cultural icon and his untimely murder at the hands of the Manson family.

Hollywood style maker and power celebrity hair designer Jay Sebring was on the verge of worldwide success in the late ’60s. His hairstyling shops were expanding from Los Angeles and Las Vegas to San Francisco with plans to open in London and Paris. Elektra Records hired him to design a new image to transform roadhouse singer Jim Morrison into a rock ’n’ roll sex symbol. For over a decade, Sebring created and defined the iconic looks of many Hollywood luminaries and recording artists, including Frank Sinatra, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, The Rat Pack, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Bobby Darin, and many others. He also helped Bruce Lee break into Hollywood. Sebring not only influenced the times, but also embodied the 1960s. On Friday, August 8, 1969, Sebring canceled his Las Vegas trip to spend the evening with former fiancée Sharon Tate and their friends Abigail Folger and Wojciech Frykowski. Just after midnight, all inhabitants at the Tate residence were massacred by a band of killers known as the Manson Family. Headlines shocked the nation – “Sharon Tate And Four Others Killed.” Jay Sebring, in an instant, reduced to a nameless, faceless victim.

JAY SEBRING….CUTTING TO THE TRUTH is an illuminating portrait of Sebring, the long-forgotten artist, designer, and entrepreneur who created a billion-dollar Men’s hair & fashion industry and defined iconic Hollywood styles for men. The documentary traces Sebring’s life from his humble Michigan roots to his meteoric rise as a groundbreaking trendsetter and further examines the facts and myth leading up to the fateful night on Cielo Drive and the endless media reports on the murders that followed.

Filmmakers Johnny Bishop (producer/editor) and Sebring nephew Anthony DiMaria (director/producer) embarked on a 12-year quest to decipher the facts. Among those interviewed in the documentary include Dennis Hopper, Nancy Sinatra, Quentin Tarantino, Quincy Jones, Robert Wagner, Paul Anka, Andy Williams, Vidal Sassoon, Max Baer Jr., Vanity Fair’s Dominick Dunne, Fred Segal, Barbara Luna, forensic specialist Dr. Michael Baden (JFK/Warren Commission), Sebring protégé Joe Torrenueva, Debra Tate, Manson Prosecutor Stephen Kay, Linda Lee (Bruce Lee’s wife), Stuart Whitman, and Vic Damone.

Additional cultural context is provided by David Milch (NYPD Blue/Deadwood), Los Angeles District Attorney Patrick Sequeira, author Stephen Davis (Hammer of the Gods), USC Professor of Media Ed Cray, and Los Angeles historian D.J. Waldie. Never-before-seen materials from Sebring’s personal collections and exclusive b-roll footage of his childhood roots, his Fairfax salon, and his Beverly Hills residence (formerly owned by Jean Harlow) are explored in the Jay Sebring story.

Directed by Anthony DiMaria and produced by Johnny Bishop and DiMaria, JAY SEBRING….CUTTING TO THE TRUTH is co-produced by Noor Ahmed and features original scores by Emmy® Award-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Monk). Chad Layne and Voss Boreta are executive producers.

Photo courtesy: 1010 Films and Sebring Family Collection
Shout! Studios | 91 minutes
JAY SEBRING….CUTTING TO THE TRUTH
Hits On-Demand and Digital for Watch-At-Home on September 22
AppleTV, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay, XBOX, hoopla, Fandango Now
Verizon, DirecTV, Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Charter, and AT&T U-verse

1010 Films present in association with Halation
Directed by Anthony DiMaria
Produced by Johnny Bishop and Anthony DiMaria
Co-Producer: Noor Ahmed
Associate Producer: Maria Rogers
Executive Producers: Chad Layne and Voss Boreta
Edited by Johnny Bishop
Music by Jeff Beal

 

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