In Theaters October 24, 2014

October 24th, 2014

  1000 TIMES GOODNIGHT 

1000 Times Goodnight Movie PosterRebecca (Juliette Binoche) is one of world’s top war photojournalists, capturing dangerous and chilling images in the most dire landscapes, all in an effort to shed light on the real cost of modern war.

 

 

 

 FORCE MAJEURE 

Force Majeure Movie PosterA critical favorite at this year’s Cannes Festival, where it took the Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard, this wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children—on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

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  JOHN WICK 

John Wick Movie PosterAn ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, JOHN WICK (Keanu Reeves) is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre”.

 

 

 

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  LAGGIES 

Laggies Movie PosterOvereducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and- given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell). 

  LOW DOWN 

Low Down Movie PosterWinner of Best Cinematography Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, LOW DOWN is the story of Amy-Jo Albany and the relationship with her father, legendary jazz pianist Joe Albany. Based on the memoir by Albany, the film is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his love for his daughter, and his suffocating heroin addiction. Set against a sensuously textured 1970s Hollywood, the film beautifully evokes a colorful, seedy world of struggling musicians, artists, and vagabonds, in which Joe and Amy-Jo strive to live the lives they want against seemingly insurmountable odds.

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 OUIJA 

Ouija Movie PosterIn Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

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 STONEHEARST ASYLUM 

Stonehearst Asylum Movie PosterA recent medical school grad who takes a position at a mental institution soon finds himself taken with one of his colleagues, though he has no initial idea of a recent, horrifying staffing change.

 

 

 

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 WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD 

WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD Movie PosterKat Connors is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve, a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock, for the loss. In fact, it’s almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it…

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  REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS 

Revenge of the Green Dragons Movie PosterIn the vein of crime classics like MEAN STREETS and INFERNAL AFFAIRS, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is. From acclaimed Director Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, and legendary Executive Producer Martin Scorsese comes a brilliant mix between a Hong Kong action film and a New York City crime thriller, portraying the never-before-told true story of “The Green Dragons”.

 

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 23 BLAST 

23 Blast Movie Poster23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on the football field where they truly connect.

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 ABCs OF DEATH 2 

ABCs of Death 2 Movie PosterABC’s OF DEATH 2 is the follow-up to the most ambitious anthology film ever conceived with productions spanning from Nigeria to UK to Brazil and everywhere in between. It features segments directed by over two dozen of the world’s leading talents in contemporary genre film. The film is comprised of twenty-six individual chapters, each helmed by a different director assigned a letter of the alphabet. The directors were then given free rein in choosing a word to create a story involving death. Provocative, shocking, funny and at times confrontational, ABC’s OF DEATH 2 is another global celebration of next generation genre filmmaking.

 

THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH – Trailer

October 24th, 2014

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH. The movie is directed by Tom Harper, starring Jeremy Irvine and Helen McCrory.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2: ANGEL OF DEATH IN THEATERS January 2nd, 2015

The sequel takes place in the same house 40 years later when a group of children who are evacuated from London during World War II come to stay and awaken the house’s darkest inhabitants.

MARTIN SCORSESE TO PRODUCE GRATEFUL DEAD DOCUMENTARY

October 24th, 2014

The Grateful Dead are proud to announce their first official career-spanning documentary to coincide with the band’s 50th anniversary celebration. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev (“Happy Valley,” “The Tillman Story”) will direct the as yet untitled documentary. Alex Blavatnik is financing through his AOMA Sunshine Films. Eric Eisner (“Hamlet 2”), Nicholas Koskoff, and Justin Kreutzmann will serve as producers. Executive Producers are Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Andrew Heller, Sanford Heller, and Rick Yorn. Longtime Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux will serve as the film’s music supervisor.

This monumental documentary will meld a cornucopia of never before seen performance footage, vintage interviews, and other candid moments unearthed from the Grateful Dead’s vast vaults along with newly captured conversations with surviving members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir, as well as many other characters and pranksters from the Dead universe.

“Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one ourselves and Amir is the perfect guy to help us do it. Needless to say, we are humbled to be collaborating with Martin Scorsese. From The Last Waltz to George Harrison: Living In The Material World, from Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones, he has made some of the greatest music documentaries ever with some of our favorite artists and we are honored to have him involved. The 50th will be another monumental milestone to celebrate with our fans and we cannot wait to share this film with them,” said surviving members Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh, and Weir in a joint statement.

“The Grateful Dead were more than just a band. They were their own planet, populated by millions of devoted fans. I’m very happy that this picture is being made and proud to be involved,” says Scorsese.

“It’s been ten years since I first set out to make a film about the Grateful Dead and I’m thrilled that it’s finally happening,” says Bar-Lev.

“I am ecstatic that this project was able to come together and look forward to finding the perfect distribution home for the film,” says Eisner.

Production entities partnering on the project are Double E Pictures, Axis Films, and Sikelia Productions, Inc.

The Movie that Divided a Town Returns Home to Spur Further Dialogue

October 24th, 2014

To kick off the theatrical release of the critically-acclaimed documentary, The Overnighters in Williston, North Dakota, where the documentary was filmed, Drafthouse Films and the Williston Herald will host a special event screening of the film at the Grand Theatre in downtown Williston. The advance screening will be followed by a panel discussion with director Jesse Moss, former Williston Mayor Ward Koeser (who is featured in the film), current Williston Herald Managing Editor, Jerry Burnes and other guests in attendance. Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League will moderate the discussion, touching upon topics including the film’s spotlight on some of the multi-layered consequences facing modern day boomtowns across America. The event will take place on Thursday October 30th at 7:00pm.

The feature documentary–which won the Special Jury Prize for Intuitive Filmmaking at the Sundance Film Festival (among other festival awards)–is an intimate portrait of job-seekers desperately chasing the American Dream to the oil boom town of Williston, North Dakota. With the town lacking the infrastructure to house the overflow of migrants, a local pastor starts a simple but controversial “overnighters” program, allowing down-and-out workers a place to sleep at his church. His well-meaning project immediately runs into resistance with his community, forcing the clergyman to make a decision that leads to profound consequences that he never imagined.



The advance screening of “The Overnighters” will be the first opportunity that Williston residents will have to see the film. The special screening will be followed by a regular theatrical run of the film also at the Grand Theatre starting October 31st. Tickets are available at the Grand Theatre box office at 211 Main Street, Williston – open from 3:45pm-10pm daily.

To date, “The Overnighters” has opened in New York and Austin and will also be opening at the Landmark Nuart in Los Angeles on October 31stbefore expanding into additional markets.

The Orchard Sews Up All US and Canadian Rights to Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior and I

October 24th, 2014

Film & TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to director Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Dior and I, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to outstanding praise. This marks the third fashion film for Tcheng, who previously co-wrote and co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and co-produced Valentino: The Last Emperor. The documentary captures the entire process behind Raf Simons debut couture collection in his new position as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture.

“I am extremely excited to be working with the Orchard on bringing the film to its North American audience,” said director Frédéric Tcheng. “They clearly have a passion for and understanding of the film that will translate to a successful roll-out.”

In 2012, legendary French fashion house, Christian Dior Couture, announced designer Raf Simons as its head Creative Director. Dior and I pays homage to the work of the talented Dior atelier and takes a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Simons’ debut haute couture collection and how it returned to the origins of the house of Dior.

The film takes an intimate, vérité-style glimpse at the inner workings of the Dior atelier, capturing the entire eight-week process up until the premiere of Simons’ collection. This includes the little-seen atelier workers – the heart and soul of the fashion industry – some of whom have sewed for Dior for decades and do so with an unbridled passion. Together, they form a support system for Simons and help to create his masterpiece collection, with every line they sketch and bead they sew.

A whirlwind of creativity, stress, determination and triumph, the movie boasts mass and niche appeal.
“Dior and I is a visually and emotionally stunning film about an oft unseen part of the process in the world of high fashion,” said The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “Frédéric Tcheng has crafted a documentary that, much like the elegant creations in the world of Dior, deserves to be seen.”

The film is slated for a 2015 theatrical release in the US and Canada. The deal was negotiated by Danielle DiGiacomo of The Orchard and Josh Braun of Submarine.

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD

October 24th, 2014

Welcome home and get uncomfortable when “This is Where I Leave You,” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on December 16 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper, “This is Where I Leave You” is a dramatic comedy that follows four grown siblings as they return to their childhood home to mourn their father’s passing.

This is Where I Leave You Blu-ray

“This is Where I Leave You” Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
· Deleted and Extended Scenes
· The Narrative Voice: A Discussion with Shawn Levy and Jonathan Tropper
· The Narrative Voice: A Commentary with Shawn Levy and Jonathan Tropper
· The Gospel According to Rabbi Boner
· Points of Departure

“This is Where I Leave You” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
· The Gospel According to Rabbi Boner

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INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 – Teaser Trailer

October 24th, 2014

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3. The movie is directed by Leigh Whannell, starring Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell.

FOCUS FEATURES WILL RELEASE INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 IN THEATERS MAY 29, 2015

The newest chapter in the terrifying horror series is written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. This chilling prequel, set before the haunting of the Lambert family, reveals how gifted psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) reluctantly agrees to use her ability to contact the dead in order to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a dangerous supernatural entity.

Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival Signs The Related Group as Presenting Sponsor of New Program

October 24th, 2014

Miami – Miami International Film Festival (MiamiFF), a flagship Miami Dade College MDCulture program, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest category: Emerging Cuban Independent Film/Video Artists Program Presented by The Related Group – debuting at MiamiFF’s 32nd edition, March 6 – 15, 2015.

The Related Group will sponsor four promising independent Cuban filmmakers with the opportunity to experience the U.S.’s premiere Iberoamerican and international cinema festival firsthand.

Founded by well-known entrepreneur and arts philanthropist of Cuban descent Jorge Perez, The Related Group has partnered with MiamiFF to provide unprecedented access to the emerging, independent new-generation talents. Programmers at MiamiFF, in collaboration with Perez, are seeking to support independent Cuban filmmakers by providing them with access to professional exchanges with international filmmaking peers, as well as an extended immersion in the vibrant South Florida film and arts scene.

Filmmakers participating in this program are invited to share their new work, either completed new productions, work-in-progress cuts, selected material or productions in early development stages, with the Miami public via special event programs and panel discussions during MiamiFF32.

“There are numerous young, independent filmmakers in Cuba who are finding unique ways to make their art and develop their voices, and it is MiamiFF’s great wish to support their development and connect them with international audiences who are eager to absorb their work,” says Jaie Laplante, Executive Director of MiamiFF. “The Festival is grateful to Jorge Perez and The Related Group for setting the stage for us to invite four of these talents to be with us next year, where their fellow filmmakers and our audiences will surely learn as much from them as they might from us,” adds Laplante.

“My hope is that this new and trailblazing programming provides these filmmakers the recognition they deserve on a global stage, and that it helps bring about the change all of us want for the island,” added Perez, who is an MDC alumnus.

Among the additional activities planned for the independent Cuban filmmakers, who will be named at a later date, are screenings of earlier works at Miami Dade College’s Tower Theater both before and after the Festival; meetings with Cuban American film professionals residing in Miami; and, in collaboration with MDC’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives, visits to Miami Dade College’s School of Entertainment & Design Technology (SEDT) as well as an opportunity to attend classes at the Department of Arts & Philosophy at Miami Dade College.

For membership opportunities or more information about MiamiFF, please visit www.miamifilmfestival.com or call 305-237-FILM(3456). The Festival is the only major film festival event housed within a college or university.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON – Teaser Trailer

October 23rd, 2014

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. The movie is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters May 1, 2015!

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

TAKE CARE – Trailer

October 23rd, 2014

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film TAKE CARE. The movie is directed by Liz Tuccilo, starring Leslie Bibb, Thomas Sadoski, Marin Ireland, Betty Gilpin.

In Select Theaters and On Demand on December 5, 2014

When a car crash leaves Frannie immobilized, she is brushed off by everyone she can count on. With nowhere else to turn, Frannie reluctantly calls her ex, Devon, for help. It isn’t before long that old wounds emerge, and are made worse when Devon’s crazy new girlfriend also shows up.