Benji on Blu-ray & The Kids In The Hall Complete Collection DVD in February!
The movie that catapulted Benji into international stardom. A unique motion picture all told from the heart and soul of a dog.
Benji is the gripping story of a vagabond dog struggling to communicate something he’s seen to humans. Humans who need to know but cannot grasp the concept that a dog could possibly help. A story of frustration and persistence, of love and suspense. And the first time ever that a dog has actually acted on the screen. Expressed emotion. And done it so very well that we, the audience, completely understand everything Benji is thinking and doing, every turn and twist, without a word of dialog being spoken.
- All New 35mm Film Restoration & Transfer
- Specially produced BONUS FEATURES will include commentary by creator Joe Camp and son Brandon Camp
- FIRST TIME AVAILABLE IN HD & ORIGINAL WIDESCREEN ASPECT RATIO!
- Golden Globe Winner and Oscar®-nominee for Best Original Song – “Benji’s Theme (I Feel Love)”
Phantom Thread | Exclusive 70MM Engagements | Tickets On Sale Now
December 25 – 70MM & Digital
Arclight Hollywood, LA
The Landmark, LA
AMC Lincoln Square 13, NYC
Regal Union Square 14, NYC (digital only)
January 12 – 70MM Engagements
Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, SF
Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin
Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, NYC
The Music Box, Chicago
Shout! Factory Launches Weekly Interview Podcast ‘Shout!Takes’
- Friday 12/8: Episode 1 – Jeff Goldblum (Into the Night)
- Friday 12/15: Episode 2 – John Lithgow (Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai)
- Friday 12/22: Episode 3 – Steve Buscemi and Peter Dinklage (Living in Oblivion)
AT&T HELLO LAB’S DIVERSITY-FOCUSED MENTORSHIP PROGRAM PREMIERES FIVE SHORT FILMS ON DIRECTV NOW ON DECEMBER 1ST
AT&T* Hello Lab, a slate of original entertainment created by, for and with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, will debut five short films as part of its Mentorship Program on DIRECTV NOW on December 1, 2017. The Program is a new initiative that brings together entertainment industry leaders with aspiring filmmakers from diverse backgrounds as they create a piece of work that supports their creative vision.
Each short celebrates young adults and provides the filmmakers with a place to share their unique perspective and authentic voice.
- The Lost by Neil Paik; mentored by Rick Famuyiwa – The events surrounding a highly publicized protest altercation are played out from three differing points of view.
- Yoshua by Matthew Castellanos; mentored by Nina Yang Bongiovi – A group of outcast teens must flee their hometown of South Central to protect their big blue alien friend from a ban against its kind.
- Last Two Lovers at the End of the World by Nefertite Nguvu; mentored by Common – A future-set, New Year’s Eve wild night’s journey that follows two young lovers as they try to outsmart the end of the world.
- Candid by Gabrielle Shephard; mentored by Octavia Spencer – Faced with the memory of her late mother, an aspiring street photographer takes a surreal journey through the city as she reconciles her future and the relationship with her father.
- Tooth & Nail by Sara Shaw; mentored by Desiree Akhavan – After their youngest child is diagnosed with terminal cancer, an estranged family reunites and struggles to overcome their dysfunction.
During the year-long creative process, the filmmakers were fully supported by AT&T, Fullscreen and a group of industry advisors who counseled them on pitching their work, managing budgets and directing character-driven narratives.
More on the filmmakers:
Gabrielle Shepard: Graduated as an MFA Film and Television Producing Fellow in the Conservatory of Motion Pictures at Chapman University. She has produced films that have been programmed in the Austin Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival and Cannes Short Film Corner. Gabrielle now pursues fresh and dynamic projects to bring to life as a writer, director and producer. She currently works in the Motion Picture Lit department at William Morris Endeavor.
Matthew Castellanos: A Mexican-American filmmaker from South Central, Los Angeles. He intends for his stories to start new discussions and shed some light on humanity. For the past two years, he’s produced and directed twelve digital television shows on artist Tyler, the creator’s network GOLF MEDIA. This August, Matthew’s first linear television show NUTS + BOLTS premieres on the network VICELAND, which he’s serving as both executive producer and director.
Neil M. Paik: A filmmaker and artist from Los Angeles. After graduating from the film school at UCLA, where he was editor of the Daily Bruin, he filmed a documentary on the ground in the Middle East analyzing diverse perspectives in the conflict zone. His short fiction films have garnered several awards while playing at festivals nationwide. Over the last three years, he has worked in development and production at Warner Bros., Color Force, and WME and as a director’s assistant.
Nefertite Nguvu: A graduate of New York’s School of Visual Arts, where she obtained a B.F.A in Film. Her thesis project at SVA won the award for outstanding screenplay. Nefertite is an award-winning writer/director and producer whose work includes, several narrative and documentary shorts, a host of web based programming, and a feature film entitled “In The Morning” which is currently available worldwide via Video on Demand.
Sara Shaw: A director and editor. While attending NYU’s graduate film program at the Tisch School of the Arts, her film Ballarat Ghost Town won the Grand Prize and Audience Award at the Fusion Film Festival. She has edited a number of feature films, including Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior (Sundance ’14), Adam Leon’s Tramps (Toronto ’16), Theresa Rebeck’s Trouble (SIFF ’17), and Desiree Akhavan’s forthcoming The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
Fullscreen Media, a next-generation entertainment company, is majority owned by Otter Media, a partnership between AT&T and The Chernin Group.
LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE 2017 AWARD WINNERS
“I am so pleased to be honoring such a wide breadth of films and filmmakers this year. The winners come from several countries around the world and reflect a diversity that should be the norm during the awards season. We’re so excited to celebrate this year’s extraordinary group of winners,” said Puig, on this year’s awards.
The 43rd annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 13th at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Max von Sydow will receive the 2017 Career Achievement Award.
Award winners are:
Runner-up: “The Florida Project”
DIRECTOR: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” and Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name” (tie)
ACTOR: Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Runner-up: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
ACTRESS: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape Of Water”
Runner-up: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Runner-up: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Runner-up: Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
SCREENPLAY: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Runner-up: Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
ANIMATION: “The Breadwinner”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: “BPM” (Beats Per Minute) and “Loveless” (tie)
DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: “Faces Places”
NEW GENERATION: Greta Gerwig
FILM EDITING: Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”
Runner-up: Tatiana S. Riegel, “I, Tonya”
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Dan Laustsen, “The Shape of Water”
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Dennis Gassner, “Blade Runner 2049”
Runner-up: Paul D. Austerberry, “The Shape of Water”
MUSIC/SCORE: Jonny Greenwood, “Phantom Thread”
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”
DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: “Purge This Land” from director Lee Anne Schmitt
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Max von Sydow
Beyond Skyline – In Theaters December 15th
Written and Directed by:
Frank Grillo, Bojana Novakovic, Jonny Weston, Yayan Ruhian, and Iko Uwais
“R” by the MPAA
When the population of Los Angeles is vacuumed off the face of the earth, Detective Mark Corley (Frank Grillo) storms his way onto an alien ship to rescue his estranged son. But after crashing the ship in Southeast Asia, he must forge an alliance with a band of survivors to discover the key to saving his son and taking back the planet once and for all.
BEYOND SKYLINE will open in the following theaters/markets on December 15th: