Advertisements

SUNDAY NEWS ROUNDUP: American Animals on Blu-ray, GAME GIRLS premiere at OUTFEST LA, Bleeding Steel in theaters

Lionsgate Announce: American Animals arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 28th

Experience the “smart, skittering, brilliantly constructed (Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter) true crime thriller that has everyone buzzing when American Animals arrives on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 28 from Lionsgate. From award-winning writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter) comes the fascinating true story of four young men who attempt one of the most outlandish and bold heists in recent history that is still listed on the F.B.I.’s all-time most significant art theft cases. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™, the film received a Grand Jury Prize nomination when it premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. The American Animals Blu-ray and DVD include never-before-seen deleted scenes, featurettes, a director and cast commentary, and a still gallery, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

American Animals is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. Determined to escape their predictable suburban lives, Spencer and Warren decide to do something extraordinary: steal some of the world’s most valuable books from a college library. Enlisting two other friends, Spencer and Warren meticulously plot the theft — but their caper takes on a wild life of its own in this thrilling film from writer-director Bart Layton (The Imposter).

 

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scene
  • Featurettes
  • Still Gallery
  • Director and Cast Commentary

 

CAST

Evan Peters                            TV’s “American Horror Story,” Kick-Ass 

Barry Keoghan                        DunkirkThe Killing of a Sacred Deer

Jared Abrahamson                 TV’s “Awkward.” and “Travelers”

Blake Jenner                           TV’s “Glee,” The Edge of SeventeenEverybody Wants Some!! 

with Udo Kier                          DownsizingMelancholia 

and Ann Dowd                        ComplianceGarden State, TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Filmmaker Alina Skrzeszewska’s Documentary film GAME GIRLS to premiere at OUTFEST Los Angeles July 15th and July 22nd!

GAME GIRLS follows Teri and her girlfriend Tiahna as they navigate their relationship through the chaotic world of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, aka the “homeless capital of the U.S.” A dilemma fuels the tension between the two women: while Tiahna seems comfortable being a player in the underground economy of Skid Row,Teri is driven by a powerful desire to get out. Together with other women from the neighborhood, they attend a weekly Expressive Arts workshop where they are looking to reflect, dream, and heal. Can their love survive the violence of their past and their current environment? 
FILMMAKER BIO
Alina Skrzeszewska (1977) was born in Wroclaw, Poland. During the politically charged years after the outbreak of the Solidarity movement her family emigrated to West Germany, and Alina grew up in Munich. She studied Stage Design and Art&Media at the University of the Arts in Berlin, and received an MFA in Film&Video from the California Institute of the Arts. In 2007/2008 she lived in an SRO hotel on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Since then, the neighborhood has become something of a spiritual home for her, and Alina went on to make several films revolving around the area.

Her first documentary feature, Songs from the Nickel (2010) was shown at many film festivals around the world (Visions du Réel, DocLisboa, Gijon, among others) and has won several awards (see filmography below).

Alina is the recipient of multiple scholarships and grants among them a 12 month DAAD artist grant (2007/2008) and the Nipkow project development grant in Berlin 2012. She lives and works in Los Angeles and is the mother of a wonderful young boy.

FILMOGRAPHY 

 2018 Game Girls Documentary, France / Germany, 86’ Premiere: Berlinale 2018 (Panorama)

2013 Traviesos (German Title: Wildfang) Documentary, Germany, ZDF / 3Sat, 28’

2010 Songs from the Nickel /  Documentary, USA / Germany, 83’
Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland), DocLisboa (Portugal), Gijon (Spain), FIFF Créteil (France), Document 9 (Glasgow, Scotland), Astra Film Festival (Sibiu, Romania), Athens International Film & Video Festival (USA)… Prizes: Prize for a Best Documentary at Athens International Film & Video Festival, Best Film at Document 9 of Glasgow, Sibiu Award at Astra Film festival Romania, Special Mention of the Jury at Festival Films de Femmes de Créteil 2011

2009 Last One Left Documentary, USA, 21’

2006 Stories of a Promised Land – part 1 Essay, USA / Germany, 11’
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Cambridge Film Festival, Stuttgarter Filmwinter

2002 The Scent Of The Sky (German Title: Der Geruch des Himmels) Documentary, Germany, 15’
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 

BLEEDING STEEL Starring Jackie Chan In Theaters, On Demand, on iTunes and Amazon Today!

BLEEDING STEEL
In Theaters, On Demand, on iTunes and Amazon Today!
Cast: Jackie Chan, Show Lo, Nana Ou-yang, Erica Xia-hou, Callan Mulvey, and Tess Haubrich
Written and Directed by: Leo Zhang
Screenplay by: Erica Xia-hou and Cui Siwei
Executive Producer: Murray Lipnik
Genre: Action Thriller
Rating: R for violence and some language
Distributor: Lionsgate Premiere
In an action-packed drama reminiscent of ’80s techno-sci-fi thrillers, Jackie Chan stars as Lin, a police inspector in modern Hong Kong. While tracking down a deranged, mecha-enhanced villain, Lin discovers that a geneticist’s lost bio-chemical invention has been surgically implanted into his missing daughter. With the help of a young hacker, Lin connects the dots between the device that haunts his daughter, his enemy’s sinister army, and a strange cultural phenomenon called “Bleeding Steel.”
BLEEDING STEEL is an action thriller featuring memorable battle sequences with martial arts legend Jackie Chan. The film will be released in theaters and on demand by Lionsgate Premiere on July 6th, 2018.
Advertisements

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: