SATURDAY ROUNDUP: CARS 3, PALM SWINGS, CHRISTINA P, PATIENT SEVENTEEN, THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST, CULT EPICS, AMITYVILLE THE BEGINNING

Special CARS 3 NASCAR Hall of Fame Event Last Night!

Through May of 2018, visitors to the NASCAR Hall of Fame will get the chance to enjoy an action-packed animation spectacular featuring a full-size, fiberglass replica of Lightning McQueen from “Cars 3,” hands-on kids activities as well as 16 displays that feature renderings, biographies and artifacts from real-life NASCAR personalities who contributed their voices and stories to the movie. Featured legends include Ray Evernham (voice of Ray Reverham), Kyle Petty (voice of Cal Weathers), Jeff Gordon (voice of Jeff Gorvette) and Junior Johnson (voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon), as well as young drivers like Chase Elliott (voice of Chase Racelott), Ryan Blaney (voice of Ryan “Inside” Laney), Daniel Suárez (voice of Danny Swervez) and Bubba Wallace (voice of Bubba Wheelhouse).

 

“When developing ‘Cars 3,’ we consulted and recruited NASCAR greats, from rookie drivers and legends to the voices behind the sport,” says director Brian Fee. “They revealed what happens behind the scenes of racing and helped bring the film’s characters to life. To see them displayed at the NASCAR Hall of Fame—a shrine to the history and heritage of NASCAR—is a real thrill.”

 

The evening’s events included a VIP reception/Panel to celebrate the new “Cars 3” exhibit.  Attendees included:

  • “Cars 3” filmmakers including director Brian Fee, producer Kevin Reher and creative director Jay Ward
  • Ray Evernham (Class of 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee /voice of Ray Reverham)
  • Richard “The King” Petty (NASCAR retired driver/voice of “The King”)
  • Kyle Petty (third-generation NASCAR driver and NBC Sports Network analyst & voice of Cal Weathers in “Cars 3”)
  • Junior Johnson (voice to Junior “Midnight” Moon)
  • Shannon Spake (NASCAR Correspondent/Voice of “Shannon Spokes”)
  • Winston Kelley (NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director)
  • Buz McKim (NASCAR Hall of Fame Historian)
  • Kevin Schlesier (NASCAR Hall of Fame Director of Exhibits)

 

‘Christina P: Mother Inferior’ Comedy Special Only on Netflix –  CHECK OUT THE TRAILER!

Pazsitzky brings her brazenly honest sense of humor to her debut Netflix Original Stand-up comedy special, Christina P: Mother Inferior. Filmed in front of a packed house at The Showbox in Seattle, Ms. P discusses the taboos of motherhood, gleefully recalls the rage she felt towards her husband while having their child, unflinchingly reminisces on growing up with a crazy mom and a dad raised to show no feelings, as well as sheds light to why she thinks people hate millennials and how Gen X survived without selfies.

Patient Seventeen Lands A Trailer

PATIENT SEVENTEEN
Available to own October 10th, and On Demand October 31st
Meet a surgeon who claims to remove highly advanced implants, nanotechnology microchips imbedded by aliens, non-humans monitoring our earth.
Discover the world of abductions, scalar wave transmissions, and a program to study or manipulate the human race. Armed with a patient, a scalpel, black lights and a stud finder; we seek to verify the authenticity of this alleged Off-World Implant Technology.

The Pathological Optimist OPENING THEATRICALLY IN NEW YORK CITY ON SEPTEMBER 29TH AND LOS ANGELES ON OCTOBER 6TH

The Film Arcade & Gravitas Ventures will release Miranda Bailey’s documentary THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST theatrically on September 29th in New York City and October 6th in Los Angeles.  The film documents Dr. Andrew Wakefield, the man behind one of the most highly controversial, intensely debated topics in modern medicine: the anti-vaccination movement.  The film’s theatrical release will be followed by a VOD release via Gravitas later this year.

With THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST, director Miranda Bailey brings us a character study of Dr. Andrew Wakefield, one of 13 co-authors of a notorious 1998 paper in the UK medical Journal The Lancet, but who became the very public face of what has come to be known as “The Anti-Vax Movement.” An expat from Britain who currently resides in Austin, Texas, Wakefield allowed Bailey and her team to follow him and his family for five years beginning in 2011 as he fought a defamation battle in the courts against the British Medical Journal and journalist Brian Deer. The results of that case – and the self-reflection, pronouncements, and observations of Wakefield, his legal team, wife, and his children – create a complex and incisive look at one of our era’s most fear-provoking and continuingly provocative figures. THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST takes no sides, instead letting Wakefield and the battles he fought speak for themselves.

THE PATHOLOGICAL OPTIMIST is the sophomore directing effort of prolific indie producer Miranda Bailey, whose debut GREENLIT premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW in 2010. In a 15-year filmmaking career, Bailey has distinguished herself by producing over 20 films, among them the Oscar-nominated THE SQUID AND THE WHALE and the Spirit Award-winning THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, as well as James Gunn’s SUPER and the Sundance Film festival hit SWISS ARMY MAN.  Bailey also recently completed production on her narrative feature debut YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY, starring Jim Gaffigan.

“I’ve always gravitated towards controversial subject matters in the many films I’ve produced. The minefield of strong opinions and disagreements on who Andrew Wakefield is or what Andrew Wakefield has done intrigued me.  What I found was a startling portrayal of a modern day sisyphus; punished by the media and the public yet continuing to push his rock up the hill over and over again,” stated Bailey.

PALM SWINGS lands a trailer!

After moving to Palm Springs, a young married couple puts their love to the test when they discover

their neighbors are swingers. They get more than they bargained for when their wild adventures

threaten to destroy their love and marriage.

 

A journey of female empowerment, PALM SWINGS is a heart-felt and sensual love story examining

universal themes that all couples face – trust, commitment, infidelity, forgiveness, and sexual desires.

EARLY DIGITAL RELEASE DATE: October 3, 2017

PHYSICAL RELEASE DATE: November 14, 2017

CAST: Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Diane Farr (Numb3rs, Rescue Me), Tia Carrere (Truth Lies, Wayne’s World)

CULT EPICS signs Book distribution deal with SCB DISTRIBUTORS

CULT EPICS books; CULT EPICS: COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO CULT CINEMA and previous book THE ART OF ROZZ WILLIAMS: FROM CHRISTIAN DEATH TO DEATH have now official distribution and will be distributed to stores worldwide. Furthermore Cult Epics will be publishing more books in the near future, see press news.

Cult Epics – Comprehensive Guide to Cult Cinema HC book Includes reviews, essays and interviews by Nathaniel Thompson, Mark R. Hasan, Michael Den Boer, Ian Jane, Stephen Thrower, Daniel Bird, Rayo Casablanca, Marcus Stiglegger, Heather Drain, Matthew A. Whoolery, and others critics. 256 Pages. Fully Illustrated.

Additionally: Pre-order Exclusive version thru INDIEGOGO INDEMAND, includes DVD Trailer Reel & Silver Gilded Edges! (Limited to 500 copies) available until November 30, 2017.

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AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 14

Experience a terrifying new chapter of the legendary haunted house when Amityville: The Awakening arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD), DVD, Digital HD and On Demand November 14 from Lionsgate. Based on horrifying true events, the film tells the story of a family tormented by an evil presence after they move into their new home. Bella Thorne and Academy Award® nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh (Best Supporting Actress, The Hateful Eight, 2015) lead an all-star cast, which also includes Cameron Monaghan and Taylor Spreitler. From Jason Blum, the producer of Split, Get Out, and, The Purge franchise, the Amityville: The Awakening Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

In Amityville: The Awakening, Belle (Bella Thorne) and her family move into a new house, but when strange phenomena begin to occur in the house, Belle begins to suspect her mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) isn’t telling her everything. She soon realizes they just moved into the infamous Amityville house.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “The Making of Amityville: The Awakening” Featurette

 

CAST

Jennifer Jason Leigh               The Hateful Eight, The Machinist, Good Time

Bella Thorne                            TV’s “Famous in Love,” Boo! A Madea Halloween, The Duff

Cameron Monaghan                TV’s “Gotham” and “Shameless”, The Giver, Vampire Academy

Taylor Spreitler                        TV’s “Melissa & Joey,” “Days of Our Lives” and “Kevin Can Wait”

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