OSCILLOSCOPE ACQUIRES ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY WHAT OUR FATHERS DID: A NAZI LEGACY

July 31st, 2015

Oscilloscope Laboratories announced today that it has acquired North American rights to WHAT OUR FATHERS DID: A NAZI LEGACY, the stirring documentary from esteemed director David Evans (“Downton Abbey”), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival (as A NAZI LEGACY: WHAT OUR FATHERS DID). Oscilloscope will release the film theatrically on November 6th, with a digital release to follow.

A poignant, thought-provoking account of friendship and the toll of inherited guilt, WHAT OUR FATHERS DID explores the relationship between two men, each of whom are the children of very high-ranking Nazi officials and possess starkly contrasting attitudes toward their fathers. Eminent human rights lawyer Philippe Sands investigates the complicated connection between the two, and even delves into the story of his own grandfather who escaped the same town where their fathers carried out mass killings. The three embark on an emotional journey together, as they travel through Europe and converse about the past, examining the sins of their fathers and providing a unique view of the father-son relationship, ultimately coming to some very unexpected and difficult conclusions.

Writer-presenter Philippe Sands said: “This is both an intensely personal story for me as well as one with contemporary and universal relevance as anti-Semitism spreads across Europe and the wounds created in Ukraine during WWII can still be felt today. I am thrilled to be working with Oscilloscope, the perfect team for this documentary feature.”

O-Scope’s Dan Berger said, “WHAT OUR FATHERS DID is a probing and complex documentary told with immediacy and relevance. Its importance can’t be understated. David and Philippe have created something that will truly stand the test of time.”

The film was produced by Oscar-nominated producers Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey through their company Wildgaze Films. Andrew Herwitz, president of The Film Sales Company, negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

NETFLIX, BLEECKER STREET AND LANDMARK PARTNER ON THEATRICAL RELEASE OF CARY FUKUNAGA’S BEASTS OF NO NATION

July 31st, 2015

Netflix, Bleecker Street and Landmark announced a partnership today that will put Netflix’s first original film, Beasts of No Nation, in 19 Landmark markets. The powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) will debut Friday, October 16, 2015, the same day in Landmark theatres in the U.S. and worldwide on Netflix in all territories where the world’s leading Internet TV network is available.

Landmark theatre markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.

Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation will be in competition at the Venice Film Festival and will be screening at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Beasts of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.

Golden Globe winning actor Idris Elba, whose performance as Nelson Mandela in The Weinstein Company biopic Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom earned him a Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award nominations. In September 2014, he both starred in and executive produced box office hit No Good Deed, a thriller also starring Taraji Henson. He was also in Pierre Morel’s The Gunman, alongside Sean Penn and Javier Bardem, and he recently completed production on A Hundred Streets, which he is also producing, as well as James Watkin’s Bastille Day and Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book. On television, Elba is best known for his portrayals of the chillingly charismatic drug lord Russell “Stringer” Bell in HBO’s series The Wire as well as detective John Luther in the BBC One series Luther. The latter won a Golden Globe plus he received an additional Golden Globe nomination and three Emmy Award nominations. Elba is currently in production on the final installment of Luther, which will appear as two, two-hour episodes.

Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga made his feature film writing and directing debut with the acclaimed film Sin Nombre for Focus Features, for which he won the directing award at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. He also directed the 2011 film Jane Eyre. Most recently, he served as director and executive produced for True Detective, earning the 2014 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

The film is produced by Amy Kaufman and Cary Fukunaga (who previously worked together on Sin Nombre), Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker and Dan Crown for Red Crown Productions, along with Elba. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King are executive producers for Participant Media; Donna Gigliotti is executive producer for Levantine Films; Elizabeth Koch and Kristina Kendall are executive producers for New Balloon; and Bill Benenson, Laura Bickford and Todd Courtney are also executive producers.

QUEEN OF EARTH – Trailer

July 31st, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “QUEEN OF EARTH” The film is directed by Alex Ross Perry, starring Elisabeth Moss & Katherine Waterston, produced by Joe Swanberg.

IFC FILMS WILL RELEASE QUEEN OF EARTH ON AUGUST 26th IN NEW YORK WITH A NATIONAL ROLLOUT TO FOLLOW

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.

In Theaters This Week

July 31st, 2015

  VACATION
 

VACATION Release PosterThe next generation of Griswolds is at it again—and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

 

VACATION TRAILER

  MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION
 

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION Release PosterEthan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the
IMF.

 

 

 

  THE END OF THE TOUR
 

THE END OF THE TOUR Release PosterThe next generation of Griswolds is at it again—and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.

 

THE END OF THE TOUR TRAILER

  A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY
 

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY Release PosterOscar winning Director Daniel Junge and Oscar Nominated Director Kief Davidson take us on a journey through the LEGO universe…like you have never seen before. They explore the brick that has captured imaginations for generations and look at the fundamental question…is it a toy or something more? A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY delves into the extraordinary impact of the LEGO brick and the innovative uses of for it that has sprung up all over the world. The narrative will take us to art galleries full of LEGO creations, introduce us to Master Builders making movies, into the world of LEGO therapy, and bring us along to meet AFOLS (Adult Fans of LEGO), each with amazing stories to tell. A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY explores the essential nature of human creativity and the ways we seek to build and understand our world. 

A LEGO BRICKUMENTARY TRAILER

  BEST OF ENEMIES
 

BEST OF ENEMIES  Release PosterIn the summer of 1968, television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other’s political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult—their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed. And a new era in public discourse was born. 

BEST OF ENEMIES TRAILER

Disney Pixar’s LAVA Available for Limited Time on Disney Movies Anywhere

July 31st, 2015

Disney Pixar’s LAVA on Disney Movies Anywhere for a limited time

Disney Pixar’s newest short LAVA, will be available to watch exclusively on digital on the Disney Movies Anywhere app for iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® (http://di.sn/6001BD2Mh), for a limited two week window starting July 30th (7/30/15 – 8/12/15). Currently in theaters with “Inside Out,” Disney Movies Anywhere offers the only place where you can fall in “lava” with LAVA from the comfort of your own home!

LAVA is inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, and is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.