Movie News: Five Feet Apart, Carmine Street Guitars, Josh Groban, 21 Years, GKids Fest

Movie News: Five Feet Apart, Carmine Street Guitars, Josh Groban, 21 Years, GKids Fest 3

Five Feet Apart has special screenings, a new poster and trailer!

Five Feet Apart

Don’t forget to also check out Andy Grammer’s new song “Don’t Give Up On Me” which is featured in the trailer and now available on the film’s Official Spotify Playlist!
From director Justin Baldoni (Jane The Virgin), the upcoming romantic drama about two young people who refuse to be defined by the distance that separates them opens In Theaters Everywhere Friday, March 15th!

On Wednesday Night, audiences in 20 cities were able to attend advanced screenings of FIVE FEET APART. For a lucky few in Dallas, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, the evening was made even more special with a surprise appearance by Cole Sprouse, Haley Lu Richardson and the film’s director Justin Baldoni.

Carmine Street Guitars / Directed by Ron Mann, In Theaters April 24, 2019

A film by Ron Mann (Comic Book Confidential, Grass, Twist)
Featuring: Rick Kelly, Cindy Hulej and Dorothy Kelly
With appearances by: Eszter Balint, Christine Bougie, Nels Cline, Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Friedberger, Bill Frisell, Dallas and Travis Good, Dave Hill, Jaime Hince, Stuart Hurwood, Jim Jarmusch, Lenny Kaye, Marc Ribot and Charlie Sexton

Once the center of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants, and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars.

There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out of reclaimed wood from old hotels, bars, churches and other local buildings. Nothing looks or sounds quite like a Rick Kelly guitar, which is the reason they are embraced by the likes of Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Jim Jarmusch, just to name a few.

Featuring a cast of prominent musicians and artists, and some virtuoso performances, the film captures five days in the life of one shop in the heart of Greenwich Village that remains resilient to an all-too-quickly vanishing way of life

“21 Years: Quentin Tarantino” — Director Tara Wood Reclaims Rights to Authorized Docu from Weinstein Co.; Seeking New Distributor

Director Tara Wood has successfully reclaimed the rights to the authorized Quentin Tarantino documentary feature, “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino”. The film, a celebration of Tarantino’s works-to-date, looks at the passion behind the worldwide box office dominator. The lightening rod that is Tarantino’s career illuminates the discussion of changes in the industry.
In 2017, Wood, co-director of 2014’s acclaimed “21 Years: Richard Linklater”, asked The Weinstein Co. to release the documentary following the onslaught of sexual harassment allegations against company founder Harvey Weinstein. “TWC should respectfully release us from our deal,” Wood said in a statement at the time, “To allow the project to be handled with the care and consideration it, Mr. Tarantino, and all the participants deserve.” The company refused, and Wood embarked on a prolonged legal battle.
Now, Wood is proud to announce that the film has returned to the creative team at Wood Entertainment, and is ready to find the right home for distribution.
“We are thrilled, and eager to conduct our final interviews and complete the documentary, free from Harvey Weinstein and his complicit cohorts” said Wood last week. “We look forward to finding a new distribution partner, timed with the July 2019 release of Quentin’s next film, ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD.”
Quentin Tarantino’s career is unmatched in its wellspring of talent and the diversity of subjects in his eight films to date. In the trendsetting RESERVOIR DOGS and the ground-breaking PULP FICTION, Tarantino revolutionized the status quo. He reworked genre and celebrated badass women in films like JACKIE BROWN, KILL BILL and the gasoline-charged DEATH PROOF. He took on issues of race in America in DJANGO UNCHAINED and boldly rewrote history in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, leaving us snowbound in the ultimate “who done it” murder mystery, THE HATEFUL 8. His films reap as much controversy as they do accolades. The documentary coincides with the end of an era – the collaboration of Tarantino with the now disgraced Harvey Weinstein.
Longtime staple Tarantino collaborators speak to the essence of his passion and the success of his career: Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Zoë Bell, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Kurt Russell, Louis Black, Richard Gladstein, Scott Speigel, and Stacey Sher.
Wood concluded, “This project has always been in honor of Mr. Tarantino’s career, and as a woman, creator and protector of that vision, I am grateful to have it back in caring, respectful hands.”
Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR
Year: 2019
Status: Post Production
Production Co.: Wood Entertainment
Zoë Bell
Louis Black
Robert Forster
Jamie Foxx
Richard Gladstein
Samuel L. Jackson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Diane Kruger
Lucy Liu
Michael Madsen
Tim Roth
Eli Roth
Kurt Russell
Stacey Sher
Scott Speigel
Christoph Waltz

GKIDS and Fathom Events Return with Studio Ghibli Fest 2019

After kicking off in 2017 and returning for an even more successful 2018, STUDIO GHIBLI FEST is back for 2019. GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are proud to continue their collaboration and deliver a new and expanded selection of celebrated animated films to U.S. cinemas throughout the year with STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019.
Featuring nine of Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces, the series kicks off with the 15th anniversary of the Academy Award®- nominated fantasy adventure “Howl’s Moving Castle,” and continues with the 35th anniversary of “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” “Whisper of the Heart,” the 30th anniversary of “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “The Secret World of Arrietty,” the Academy Award®- winning “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke,” and concludes with the Academy Award®- nominated “The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.”
Tickets for STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2019 can be purchased online beginning Thursday, March 7 by visiting, or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website March 7 (theaters and participants are subject to change). Weekday showings begin at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday showings begin at 12:55 p.m. (all local times).
Tickets for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019 in Canada go on-sale on March 7. Visit our partners at for more information.
“After two extraordinary years of STUDIO GHIBLI FESTs, we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with GKIDS once again,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “The 2019 anime series gives fans across the nation a unique opportunity to experience these renowned titles together at their local cinemas and we’re proud to be able to make these communal viewings possible.”
“GKIDS is extremely proud to be bringing the beloved Studio Ghibli films back to the big screen with Fathom Events, so fans can discover and rejoice in these wonderful, iconic animated works throughout 2019!” GKIDS Co-Founder and President Eric Beckman said.


  • Howl’s Moving Castle: 15th Anniversary” – Sunday, April 7; Monday, April 8; and Wednesday, April 10.
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 35th Anniversary” – Monday, May 20; Tuesday, May 21.
  • Whisper of the Heart” – Monday, July 1 and Tuesday, July 2.
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service: 30th Anniversary” – Sunday, July 28; Monday, July 29; and Wednesday, July 31.
  • My Neighbor Totoro” – Sunday, August 25; Monday, August 26; and Wednesday, August 28.
  • The Secret World of Arrietty” – Sunday, September 29 and Monday, September 30
  • Spirited Away” – Sunday, October 27; Monday, October 28; and Wednesday, October 30.
  • Princess Mononoke” – Sunday, November 17; Monday, November 18; and Wednesday, November 20.
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya” – Monday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 18.

Tonight from Trafalgar Releasing: Josh Groban at MSG / Joni 75: Thursday’s box office success

Award-winning global entertainment and event distributor Trafalgar Releasing brought the filmed version of the star-studded tribute concert, The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration, to more than 410 movie theaters across the US and Canada on Thursday, February 7, for a one-night cinema event. This successful theatrical release, which has already amassed more than half a million dollars at the box office, comes on the heels of Trafalgar Releasing’s record-breaking release of Burn the Stage: the Movie featuring K-Pop sensation BTS, and the critically acclaimed Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams, which both released in November 2018.

By popular demand, The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration has added 115 showings lasting through March 3 in select markets. Cities which saw the highest turnout from fans included Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, Providence, RI and Portland, OR.

“We are so excited that this project continues to receive such a passionate and positive response from fans,” said Trafalgar Releasing SVP of Programming Kymberli Frueh. “From start to finish, the filmed version encapsulates the music and magic audiences experienced live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in November 2018, and it’s through the film’s sound and cinematography that our team – along with The Music Center – feel we helped pay tribute to a true music legend, along with all of the incredible artists that performed over those two nights”

Captured live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, this special event features Brandi Carlile; Glen Hansard; Emmylou Harris; Norah Jones; Chaka Khan; Diana Krall; Kris Kristofferson; Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores; Graham Nash; James Taylor; Seal; and Rufus Wainwright, who performed many of Mitchell’s songs including A Case of You; Both Sides, Now; Down To You; For The Roses; The Boho Dance; and Two Grey Rooms; among others. Co-musical directors, providing the musical arrangements for the show, are percussionist Brian Blade, who recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, and, pianist, composer, arranger producer Jon Cowherd. In addition to the live concert and cinema release from Trafalgar Releasing and The Music Center, an album featuring the participating artists, entitled “The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration” will also be available March 8.

Following the successful US screenings, The Music Center presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration will be coming to cinemas worldwide on March 21. More information about future screenings can be found at

Music fans will also get the chance to experience the “beautiful, pitch-perfect” (NY Times) voice of the multi-platinum award-winning singer, songwriter and global superstar Josh Groban, when Trafalgar Releasing brings Josh Groban Bridges From Madison Square Garden to more than 350 theaters nationwide, across the US and Canada on Tuesday, February 12. Recorded before a live audience at the iconic Madison Square Garden venue, the show includes a mixture of new songs and classic hits as well as duets withTony-Award winning, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Menzel and Sugarland-star and Grammy-Award Jennifer Nettles. Tickets and information can be found at

Trafalgar Releasing also just announced 311: ETSD3, a documentary film about alternative rockers 311, which will screen in hundreds of movie theaters nationwide for one night only on 311 Day, 3-11-19. The film focuses on the relationship the band has shared with its fans over its nearly 30 years together. Tickets and more information can be found at

In addition to music projects and live concerts, Trafalgar Releasing also brings a selection of ballet, opera, arts and theatre productions to the big screen.

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