Watch Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, and Robert Forster in the new trailer from first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko’s upcoming drama WHAT THEY HAD. This poignant story follows a family in crisis as Bridget (Swank) returns home at her brother’s (Shannon) request to help with her father (Forster) and her ailing mother (Danner). Catch WHAT THEY HAD in select theaters starting October 12th!
In Select Theaters Starting October 12th
From first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.
Cast: Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Blythe Danner, Robert Forster, Taissa Farmiga, Josh Lucas
Written/Directed by: Elizabeth Chomko
Produced by: Keith Kjarval, Bill Holderman, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Alex Saks, Sefton Fincham, Tyler Jackson
Executive Producers: Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Shafin Diamond Tejani, Levi Sheck, Mike Rowe, Dean Buchanan, David Grace, Hilary Swank, Michael Shannon, Byron Wetzel
Distributor: Bleecker Street
DANGER DIVA: The Cyberpunk Musical thriller from the director of the cult classic SHREDDER ORPHEUS!
Robert McGinley, the writer, director, and star of the apocalyptic skate punk classic SHREDDER ORPHEUS, is back with the brand new musical thriller DANGER DIVA, starring Molly Sides of Thunderpussy!
In DANGER DIVA, audiences are taken on a dystopean journey into the near future with hard rock singer Devi Danger (played by Molly Sides) as she is coerced into becoming an electronically enhanced new-music diva. Her singing voice is used to control and energize the brains of indoctrinated employees (also known as “Brain Cattle”) that are being used as external processors for the advancement of corporate high tech clients. Operating in a digital sweatshop, these “Brain Cattle” process binary algorithms that serve as a chorus for Devi Danger.
Writer / director McGinley’s influences for the film came mainly from cyberpunk literature and films; in particular, William Gibson’s “NEUROMANCER” and the science-fiction classic, BLADE RUNNER. Further inspired by the Ella Fitzgerald “Is it live, or is it Memorex” commercial, DANGER DIVA explores the conflict between high tech vs. high touch, and what it means to be human in a digitally enhanced bio- tech future.
Music anchors these themes with an eclectic rocking score with songs by Seattle-based rock band THUNDERPUSSY and composer Regan Remy. McGinley explains, “In the midst of this rock ‘n roll saga, the audience will have an opportunity to ponder future technology nightmares like the use of enslaved human brains as external hard drive processors, or employing human offspring as vehicles for life extension.”
Official Trailer for THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL directed by Masaaki Yuasa
THE NIGHT SHORT, WALK ON GIRL
In Select Theaters Beginning August 22nd
From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Adventure Time‘s “Food Chain”) comes The Night is Short, Walk On Girl, a comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.
As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart.
ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE HAD A POSTER DEBUT AT COMIC-CON
ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE
In Select Theaters November 30, 2018
A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival, facing the undead in a desperate race to reach their loved ones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling apart around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other…
Cast: Ella Hunt, Malcom Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Mark Benton & Paul Kaye
Directed by: John McPhail
Written by: Alan McDonald & Ryan McHenry
Distributor: Orion Pictures
THE PADRE // Trailer Now Available — Arrives on Digital and VOD August 28, in Theaters September 28 & on DVD October 30
Academy Award® nominee Tim Roth (Best Supporting Actor, Rob Roy, 1995) stars as THE PADRE, a small-time con man on the run from his dogged pursuers in the action-adventure debuting on digital and VOD on August 28, and in select theaters September 28 from Vertical Entertainment, and on DVD October 30 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. When the Padre is caught mid-con, he flees the scene in a stolen car, unaware that a precocious 16-year-old girl, Lena (Valeria Henriquez), is stowing away in the back seat. After she blackmails him into letting her join his journey, the duo plan their biggest heist yet – not always aware of the dangers of working with each other and the law closing in on them. Directed by Jonathan Sobol (The Art of the Steal), THE PADRE also stars Luis Guzmán (Boogie Nights) as a local police officer and three-time Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte (Best Actor: The Prince of Tides, 1991, Affliction, 1997; Best Supporting Actor, Warrior, 2011) as U.S. Court Justice Nemes.
Synopsis: Hell-bent on justice, retired U.S. Judge Randall Nemes (Nick Nolte) and his hired gun, Gaspar (Luis Guzmán), track down a small-time con man (Tim Roth) posing as a priest in a small Colombian town only to be thrown off-course by a scrappy 16-year-old local girl intent on reuniting with her little sister in the U.S.Directed by Jonathan Sobol, THEPADRE was written by Stephen Kunc, produced by Nicholas Tabarrok and executive produced by Alan Moloney, Jeff Sackman and Berry Meyerowitz.
THEPADRE has a run time of approximately 98 minutes and is rated R for language and some violence.
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GKIDS Acquires Guillaume Renard & Shoujirou Nishimi’s MFKZ | In Select Theaters October 2018!
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that it has acquired the North American distribution rights to MFKZ, released under the name “Mutafukaz” in international territories, from France’s Ankama and Japan’s Studio 4°C. The deal for the film was negotiated by Eric Beckman of GKIDS and Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams. Co-directed by Guillaume “Run” Renard and Shoujirou Nishimi, GKIDS will release the film theatrically on October 11th 2018 including a new English-language version.
“We have known the team at GKIDS for some time, and we are thrilled that MFKZ marks our first partnership. We look forward to supporting the team in bringing the film to North American audiences,” said Frederic Puech, MFKZ Associate Producer at Ankama.
Genre-mashup MFKZ is the love-child of French comic artist Guillaume “Run” Renard and ultra-hip Japanese animation house Studio 4°C, creators of Tekkonkinkreet, Genius Party and Mind Game. The Tekkonkinkreet dream team of Shoujirou Nishimi and art director Shinji Kimura reunite to bring to life a dark but stunningly animated sci-fi vision that mixes anime, film noir, Lucha Libre, and gang culture in an orgy of first-person shooter mayhem. The film centers on young Angelino and his skull-and-flame pal Vinny, who live in a seedy tenement in an LA-inspired dystopian metropolis – a burnt-out, gang and cockroach-ridden neo-urban hell that makes Blade Runner‘s LA seem like The Brady Bunch. Following a scooter accident Angelino starts experiencing migraines and strange hallucinations, as well as fits of rage-inspired superpowers, as he slowly awakens to the truth of his origins: he is half human and half Macho, a supernatural alien race that is bent on taking over the planet.
Hunter Killer | New Trailer starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Linda Cardellini
Check out the official trailer and teaser poster for Summit Premiere’s HUNTER KILLER starring Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Linda Cardellini!
Amid heightened tensions between the US and Russia, a new generation of highly sophisticated nuclear attack subs called hunter killers prowl the murky depths. When the Russian president is captured by his rogue general, an untested American submarine captain (Butler) teams up with an elite group of Navy SEALs to save him. Now the Americans and Russians must work together to avoid worldwide disaster.
HUNTER KILLER emerges into theaters on October 26th!