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Uncovering The Dark Tale Behind The Penn State Scandal Which Rocked The Nation

HAPPY VALLEY

A film by Amir Bar-Lev

 

Respected documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter, The Tillman Story) takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution with his award-winning expose HAPPY VALLEY. In the wake of an unthinkable child sex abuse scandal in 2011, HAPPY VALLEY examines a wounded community and the role college football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.

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Keep The Lights On Arrives on Blu Jan 2013

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Keep the Lights On

THIS ACCLAIMED AND ELECTRIFYING DRAMA CHRONIC

 

LES THE EMOTIONAL AND SEXUALLY CHARGED JOURNEY OF TWO MEN IN NEW YORK CITY FUELED BY LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND ADDICTION

Nominated for Four Independent Spirit Awards, including

Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Screenplay!

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD, and Digital Download

January 22, 2013

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Guillaume Canet’s Acclaimed Mystery TELL NO ONE Arrives on Blu This December

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Tell No One

A BRUTAL CRIME. A MAN ACCUSED. BUT NOTHING IS WHAT IT SEEMS…

GUILLAUME CANET’S ACCLAIMED MYSTERY–THE TOP-GROSSING FOREIGN FILM IN THE U.S. IN 2008– RETURNS TO BLU-RAY AND DVD

ON DECEMBER 4, 2012

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Director Marcel Rasquin Touches Us All With His Venezuelan Film HERMANO

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THE ACCLAIMED SPORTS-CRIME DRAMA ABOUT TWO BROTHERS FROM TH E SLUMS OF VENEZUELA WHOSE DREAMS OF A LIFE IN SOCCER ARE THREATENED BY VIOLENCE AND TRAGEDY

VENEZUELA’S OFFICIAL ACADEMY AWARD SELECTION

FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Available on DVD, VOD, Digital Download December 18, 2012

An assured first feature…[ packs] a potent punch.” — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

One of the best sports-related dramas in quite a long time…nearly flawless.” –TUCSCON WEEKLY

Unpretentious, energetic, sincere. and well-cast…a true, satisfying pleasure.”– SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

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Hugo Weaving Stars in Last Ride – Coming to VOD and DVD This Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

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You Can Only Run For So Long

HUGO WEAVING OF THE MATRIX & THE LORD OF THE RINGS STARS IN THIS STIRRING ROAD MOVIE THAT FINDS A DESPERATE FATHER AND HIS

YOUNG SON TAKING ON THE RUGGED AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK

Available on DVD, VOD, and Digital Download
October 16, 2012

“****. A great film.” –Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
…Achieves a state of vertiginous grace which stays with the viewer long after the end credits.” -INFILM.COM
A gorgeously realized road movie…a rhythmic, engrossing and deeply affecting film.
–Todd Brown, TWITCHFILM.COM

An Aussie variation on Badlands teeming with desolation, beauty and fear.
-Nick Shager, THE VILLAGE VOICE

Chicago, IL (September 14, 2012) – Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, Lord of the Rings trilogy) stars in the riveting Australian road movie LAST RIDE, the acclaimed debut feature film by director Glendyn Ivin, winner of the Palme D’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival for his short film Cracker Bag.

A deceptively complex and emotional crime drama adapted from Denise Young’s award-winning novel, The LAST RIDE is led by Weaving as the troubled father Kev, a fugitive from the law who one night snatches up his 10-year-old son Chook and drives off into the rugged Australian outback. On the run for committing a crime of violence, Kev and Chook spiral into an increasingly complex and moving relationship as they head deeper and deeper into an unknown future where the only guarantee is danger. Loyalty, love and betrayal all rear their heads as the father and son’s journey finds the two battling the elements, desolation, fear, and each other.

Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release LAST RIDE on DVD, VOD, and Digital Platforms for the first time on October 16 (prebook September 11). Released theatrically this year in New York City and Chicago, the LAST RIDE DVD will carry the suggested retail price of $29.95.

Featuring a career-defining performance by Hugo Weaving, a remarkable feature film debut by young Tom Russell, and a 95% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes’ TomatoMeter,” LAST RIDE follows a journey that is both beautiful and foreboding, hopeful and heartbreaking. In LAST RIDE, The truest feelings of a father and son are revealed as Kev and Chook stay one step ahead of the law and move ever closer to their destinies on the harsh and relentless landscape of the Australian outback.

Recognized around the world for his roles as Elrond in the three Lord of the Rings blockbusters and Mr. Smith in The Matrix trilogy, not to mention the Red Skull in the recent smash Captain America: The First Avenger, Hugo Weaving’s alternately brutal and tender turn in LAST RIDE that hearkens back to his early breakout performances in such Aussie productions as 1994’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and 1991’s Proof, for which he won the Australian Film Institute award for Best Actor.

The critics agree, with, Roger Ebert of CHICAGO SUN-TIMES describing Weaver’s portrayal in LAST RIDE as “the performance of a lifetime” and Stanley Kauffman of THE NEW REPUBLIC lauding him as “exceptionally sound along every shade of his register.”

Most notably, Manohla Dargis of THE NEW YORK TIMES declared that “the Australian actor Hugo Weaving has the kind of blockbuster credits and genre fame that can overshadow a performer’s range…There’s more to Mr. Weaving than a spooky voice, though, but you need to look into the quieter corners of the movie world for the fuller picture.”

LAST RIDE is that fuller picture-and it arrives on DVD on October 16, 2012.

More information on LAST RIDE can be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com/last-ride-movies-7.php

and the film’s website at http://lastridemovie.com/.

LAST RIDE — Synopsis:

When his father bundles him into the car in the middle of the night, 10-year-old Chook (Tom Russell) knows something is wrong. Only after they have driven off into the remote and rugged Australian outback is it revealed that Chook’s father Kev (Hugo Weaving) is wanted by the law after committing a violent crime. As the increasingly desperate father and son journey deeper into the desert and an unknown future, their troubled relationship and the need to survive finds them battling the elements and each other. Forced to make a choice between what is right and the love of his father, Chook eventually comes to a decision that has devastating effect on both their lives.

About Music Box Films:

Founded in 2007, Music Box Films has quickly established itself as one of the leading distributors of non-English language feature films in the US in theaters, on DVD and Blu-ray, and via Video-on-Demand. Music Box’s release of Guillaume Canet’s Tell No One was the most popular foreign-language film of 2008. In 2010, the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of international mega-sellers dominated the foreign-language film market: the first in the series, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, was one of the most popular international releases of the decade with over $10 million in US box office. Music Box Films is independently owned and operated by the Southport Music Box Corporation which also owns and operates The Music Box Theatre, Chicago’s premiere venue for independent and foreign films.

Last Ride

Music Box Films Home Entertainment
STREET DATE: October 16, 2012
Pre-book Date: September 11, 2012
Format: DVD
SRP: $29.95
Director: Glendyn Ivin
Cast; Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, John Brumpton, Sonya Suares, Kelton Pell
Running Time: 100 minutes
Format: 2.35:1 widescreen
Sound Format: Dolby Digital
Rating: NR
Country: Australia
Language: English
Bonus Features
-Audio commentaries with director Glendyn Ivin
Cracker Bag (2003) – Palme D’Or-winning short film by Glendyn Ivin
The Desert (2006) – A short film by Glendyn Ivin
-Behind-The-Scenes featurettes
Seven Emu: This Is Where We Live documentary