Into the middle of this cultural explosion comes the documentary-style film Downtown 81 (aka New York Beat Movie), an imaginative, fantastical drama shot circa 1981, featuring at-the-time obscure artists poised for fame such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy and Lee Quinones to name a few. Not only does Downtown 81 present an electric synergy between modern art, hip-hop and new wave music, it also provides a looking glass into an historic frame of New York City’s cultural storyboard.
Music Box Films and Submarine Deluxe are excited to present Downtown 81, digitally re-mastered and releasing on digital platforms for the first time ever June 24, 2014.
Written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Magnus Martens, JACKPOT is an outrageous, action-filled crime farce in the tradition of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. A riveting romp about the dangerous effects of a winning soccer betting pool ticket has on the lives of four factory workers, it’s a deliriously entertaining and twisted tale based on a story by Norway’s bestselling crime novelist Jo Nesbo. Doppelgänger Releasing will give American audiences their chance to hit the JACKPOT when the film is released in limited U.S. theaters (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago) and on VOD for the first time on June 27, 2014.Read More