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Jean-Michel Basquiat in DOWNTOWN 81

Starring Renowned Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and Featuring Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy, Arto Lindsay, Kid Creole and the Coconuts with Music by Blondie, DNA, The Plastics

DOWNTOWN 81

DIGITALLY RE-MASTERED AND RESTORED COLLECTOR’S EDITION ARRIVES ON DVD JUNE 30

downtown-81-5801The desolate streets of Manhattan’s lower east side in the early 1980s were permeated with abandoned buildings, drug lords and vagabonds – but the underground scene was bubbling with an electrifying fusion of art and music. At the beginning of this newfound energy was Swiss photographer Edo Bertoglio, poised to capture the imaginative, fantastical drama, DOWNTOWN 81. The film, a documentary-style narrative, features then-obscure artists on the brink of fame, such as a nineteen-year-old Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Fab Five Freddy and Lee Quinones.

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Israeli Actress and Filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz Stars in GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

 A HEARTRENDING PORTRAIT OF AN ISRAELI WOMAN PUT ON TRIAL BY HER COUNTRY’S UNCOMPROMISING MARRIAGE LAWS

 GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

 

Starring And Co-Directed By Israel’s Renowned Ronit Elkabetz

 

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws in GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM. Starring famed Israeli actress/filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz, this powerful courthouse drama presents a resolute portrait of one woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design.

“Critics Pick! “Gripping cinema from start to finish…assured, streamlined and bold” 

–Manohla Dargis, THE NEW YORK TIMES

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A Sweeping Menage-A-Trois as Germany’s Official Oscar Entry

A SWEEPING, SUMPTUOUS EPIC STORY OF THE UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE BETWEEN TWO ARISTOCRATIC SISTERS AND AN ACCLAIMED POET IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE

BELOVED SISTERS

 

GERMANY’S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS

Beloved_photos01From the acclaimed director Dominik Graf comes BELOVED SISTERS, an epic yet intimate romantic drama that illuminates the storied lives of two bold young women, Weimar-era sisters Caroline and Charlotte von Lengefeld, and the celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller.

Germany’s official submission to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, BELOVED SISTERS is set in Europe in the late 1700s but offers a surprisingly contemporary story of women who dared to flaunt convention as they approached love, marriage, sexuality and society on their own terms.

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We Are The Giant, an insightful portrait of six young activists determined to crush popular uprisings

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We Are The Giant

  A REMARKABLE CHRONICLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ARAB SPRING AND THE EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE AT ITS HEART WHO STRUGGLED FOR JUSTICE AND FREEDOM …BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY

 Coming to VOD on February 10, 2015

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The Healing Powers of Heavy Metal Music in Death Metal Angola

A FASCINATING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRY’S THRIVING EXTREME MUSIC SCENE AND ITS POWER TO HEAL AND INSPIRE A GENERATION SCARRED BY CONFLICT

Death Metal Angola

 

Opening Theatrically in Los Angeles on Nov 7, 2014

 Opening Theatrically in New York City, Nov 21, 2014

Day-and-Date Digital on iTunes Nov 21st 

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A Five Star Life Starring Margherita Buy Boldly Shines as Career Woman Without Children

MARGHERITA BUY STARS IN THE SOPHISTICATED ITALIAN DRAMEDY OF A 40-SOMETHING SINGLE CAREER WOMAN FORCED TO EXAMINE HER LUXURIOUS LIFESTYLE CHOICES

 

A FIVE STAR LIFE

   

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The exquisite comedy drama A FIVE STAR LIFE stars Italy’s incomparable Margherita Buy in an unforgettable story about one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment. Set in some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels in the world, A FIVE STAR LIFE is directed and co-written by Italian filmmaker Maria Sole Tognazzi.

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Academy Award-nominated director Jan Troell directs the biographical drama THE LAST SENTENCE

The Last Sentence

 

GRIPPING TRUE LIFE STORY ON THE CRUSADING SWEDISH JOURNALIST WHO MOUNTED A ONE-MAN BATTLE AGAINST HIS COUNTRY’S APPEASEMENT TO NAZISM

Academy Award-nominated director Jan Troell directs the biographical drama THE LAST SENTENCE, a gripping and poetic tale on the life and career of Torgny Segerstedt, a crusading journalist who battled against Nazism and his country’s policy of appeasement to Hitler during World War II.

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Bettie Page Reveals All: Coming in April

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Bettie Page Reveals All

 

A STUNNING PORTRAIT OF THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED PINUP MODEL OF THE 20TH CENTURY

 

THE ONLY AUTHORIZED FILM BIOGRAPHY OF THE LEGENDARY SEX SYMBOL—TOLD IN HER OWN WORDS FOR THE FIRST TIME

To Be Available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD on

The Birthday of Bettie Page

April 22nd

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OLD GOATS Opens in NYC January 24th

 

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OLD GOATS

Written and Directed by Taylor Guterson

 

A HILARIOUS AND HEARTFELT STORY ABOUT THREE OLDER MEN WHO WILL NOT GO GENTLY—OR QUIETLY—INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

 

Winner! Special Jury Prize for Narrative Features at the 2012 Cinequest Film Festival!

Opens Jan 24th In New York City

January 17th in Chicago and Tucson

 

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