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WEEKEND MOVIE ROUNDUP: SUPER TROOPERS 2, MIRAI, FIREWORKS, HOTEL ARTEMIS, IN SATURN’S RINGS & BAD ASS ANGELS AND DEMONS

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Everyone’s favorite law enforcement team is back by popular demand with the long anticipated follow up to the cult comedy classic…SUPER TROOPERS.  When an international border dispute arises between the U.S. and Canada, the Super Troopers- Mac, Thorny, Foster, Rabbit and Farva, are called in to set up a new Highway Patrol station in the disputed area. Unconventional police work follows, and the result is…SUPER TROOPERS 2.

Mamoru Hosoda’s MIRAI to Screen at Cannes Film Festival | Fall 2018 North American Theatrical Release

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that the animated feature MIRAI from Japan’s Studio Chizu will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section. The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. GKIDS will release the film theatrically this fall.

 

GKIDS’ titles previously appearing in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes include Ernest & Celestine, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, and My Life as a Zucchini, all of which went on to become Best Animated Feature Academy Award® nominees for the company.

 

MIRAI follows a young boy named Kun who feels forgotten by his family when his little sister Mirai arrives. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as time-travelling gateway where he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures with his baby sister all grown up, opening up a new perspective on his world.

 

ABOUT GKIDS

GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and The Breadwinner in 2018.  GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.  GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.

www.gkids.com

www.animationisfilm.com

 

GKIDS to Bring New Animated Titles to U.S. Cinemas in 2018 | FIREWORKS to Debut July 3rd!

GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, the leading distributor of event cinema, are proud to bring five all-new GKIDS animated titles to U.S cinema audiences in 2018. The first title to be announced is Akiyuki Shinbo’s “Fireworks,” which will be released in movie theaters nationwide starting July 3, 2018, in both its original Japanese version and a new English version produced by GKIDS.

Fireworks” is the newest release from Toho animation and producer Genki Kawamura, following the worldwide blockbuster “Your Name,” the highest-grossing anime of all time. GKIDS will premiere the feature as a special Fathom event on July 3, with encore screenings July 5 and 7. The film will receive a theatrical release by GKIDS starting July 4.

More details for “Fireworks,” including show times, theater locations and ticketing will be announced in the coming weeks at www.FathomEvents.com and www.FireworksMovie.com.

Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit “Your Name” with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers and a sci-fi fantasy twist. “Fireworks” tells a simple story of adolescent longing that taps deep wells of emotion. It is tale of youthful wistfulness, missed opportunities and long-ago dreams, of the urgency of young lovers, and the desire to create a separate universe, a magic place outside of time, where they can be together.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with GKIDS to offer brand new animated content in cinemas nationwide, starting with ‘Fireworks‘,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the best of animation on the big screen throughout the year in a communal environment.”

“GKIDS is thrilled to present ‘Fireworks‘ to anime and movie fans across the U.S. this summer, and to expand on our successful relationship with Fathom to bring more of the best animated films to the big screen throughout the year,” GKIDS CEO Eric Beckman said. “Our goal is to create a unique and exciting cinema event experience for moviegoers to come and enjoy these amazing films together with friends and family.”

GKIDS and Fathom Events have partnered previously on the premiere event for “Mary and The Witches Flower,” from Studio Ponoc, as well as the ongoing Ghibli Fest series of animated masterpieces from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli.

The New Poster for HOTEL ARTEMIS is Here!

Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, HOTEL ARTEMIS is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Sofia Boutella, Jeff Goldblum, Brian Tyree Henry, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, Charlie Day, and Dave Bautista.
#HotelArtemis
Cast:
Jodie Foster – “Nurse”
Sterling K. Brown – “Waikiki”
Sofia Boutella – “Nice”
Jeff Goldblum – “The Wolf King/Niagara”
Brian Tyree Henry -“Honolulu”
Jenny Slate – “Morgan”
Zachary Quinto – “Ilya”
Charlie Day – “Acapulco”
Dave Bautista – “Everest”
Writer and Director:
Drew Pearce
Producers:
Marc Platt
Adam Siegel
Stephen Cornwell
Simon Cornwell

Official IN SATURN’S RINGS Trailer Launched in advance of the May 4 Giant Screen Release!

Visit IN SATURN’S RINGS and watch the TRAILER.
Narrated by LeVar Burton, In Saturn’s Rings is a grand tour of the universe starring Saturn! 7.5 million mostly unseen images from the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn, Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Hubble Telescope and Milky Way time lapses are brought to life in a ground-breaking epic immersive journey across space and time. From the earliest images after the Big Bang to the final photographs Cassini took before plunging to die in Saturn’s clouds, In Saturn’s Rings is, like space exploration itself, a journey of the heart, mind and spirit that moves audiences with awe-inspiring images and powerful music. In Saturn’s Rings contains some of the most amazing space footage ever including a 10 day and night five camera Milky Way Time-lapse, a stunning view of millions of individual galaxies in a single frame and a jaw-dropping flyover over Saturn’s moon Titan connected with locations on Earth with never-before-seen imagery. Written, produced and directed by innovative filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren, In Saturn’s Rings takes the viewer on a 14 billion light-year journey of the mind, heart and spirit from the Big Bang to the conclusion of the Cassini-Huygens Mission at Saturn.This groundbreaking, awe-inspiring film was created entirely as a multiplane photo animation, using 7.5 million real source images, without CGI or 3D models.

The film is narrated by iconic Emmy, Grammy, Peabody and NAACP award-winner LeVar Burton. Burton guides the viewer on this one-of-a-kind, breathtaking trek through the cosmos as science meets art.

 

IN SATURN’S RINGS will open at the following venues on May 4th:

US Space & Rocket Center, National Geographic Theater, Huntsville, Alabama

Washington Pavilion Kirby Science Discovery Center, Wells Fargo CineDome Theater, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

… and more theaters will be announced soon!

Cult Filmmaker Albert Pyun (CYBORG, THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER) raising funds for BAD ASS ANGELS AND DEMONS!!!

World renown cult filmmaker Albert Pyun (THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER, RADIOACTIVE DREAMS, CYBORG) is back and seeking funding for his 47th feature film BAD ASS ANGELS AND DEMONS! Pyun, whose diverse and innovative career as a filmmaker goes back before the days of Cannon Pictures, where he worked with Golan / Globus on the films CYBORG, DOWN TWISTED, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, and ALIEN FROM L.A. With a highly prolific career as a genre specialist, Pyun has been stricken with dementia, and has made several films with this debilitating disease. His fight to overcome his disability goes on, as he seeks funding for his latest effort, set in a post-apocalyptic era where angels and demons duke it out for what’s left of earth. His latest films INTERSTELLAR CIVIL WAR, THE INTERROGATION OF CHERYL COOPER, and ROAD TO HELL were completed while he’s been battling his condition.

Please visit his Go Fund Me page and hear him talk about his new project and how his disease is shaping his creative process.

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