“UNBRANDED” FILM ABOUT AN INCREDIBLE 3,000 MILE AMERICAN JOURNEY ON HORSEBACK TO BE RELEASED IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE AND ON VOD ON SEPTEMBER 25

August 3rd, 2015

Gravitas Ventures will release the award-winning documentary feature UNBRANDED in theaters nationwide and on VOD on September 25.

The film took home the Audience Awards from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival – where it had its world debut – as well as from the Telluride Mountainfilm Festival this year.

In this story of rugged independence, UNBRANDED reveals the true interdependence of man, animal and nature — their 3000-mile gauntlet through five states that is indescribable and unforgiving. UNBRANDED follows the story of Ben Masters, Thomas Glover, Jonny Fitzsimons and Ben Thamer as they travel through the deepest backcountry from Mexico through the American West up to Canada, with 16 Mustangs chosen and trained for this purpose. The ride took five and a half months through Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana, in famously challenging and beautiful country such as Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park.

Unbranded initially made waves with a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign where they raised $171,000 from 1062 backers. In addition, the team set out to inspire adoptions of the 50,000 wild horses living in holding pens in the American West and to bring attention to the fragile ecosystem and this vast stretch of uninterrupted land.

Unbranded was directed by Phil Baribeau (“Mountain Men”), who also served as a co-cinematographer with Korey Kaczmarek (“American River Renegades”). Dennis Aig (“Guide Season”) produced. Cindy Meehl (“BUCK”) is the Executive Producer.

Synopsis: Sixteen mustangs, four men, one dream: to ride border to border, Mexico to Canada, up the spine of the American West. The documentary, UNBRANDED, tracks four fresh-out-of-college buddies as they take on wild mustangs to be their trusted mounts, and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. Their wildness of spirit, in both man and horse, is quickly dwarfed by the wilderness they must navigate: a 3000-mile gauntlet through five states that is equally indescribable and unforgiving. In this story of rugged independence, UNBRANDED reveals the true interdependence of man, animal and nature.

As we see first-hand, Ben Masters, Jonny Fitzsimons, Thomas Glover and Ben Thamer, relied upon the incredible strength and energy of mustangs – these wild horses – who had been chosen and trained for this purpose. The group set out to inspire adoptions of the 50,000 wild horses living in holding pens in the American West and to bring attention to the fragile ecosystem and this last uninterrupted vertical stretch of public land in the West. Along the way, the support they receive from others, including a veteran horseman and cowboy poet whose life has been deeply connected to horses and the back country, creates a meaningful bond among the men and the animals.

With exquisite cinematography of breathtaking terrain from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone to Glacier Park, UNBRANDED offers both an edge-of-your-seat, death-defying intensity as well as captivating and immersive experience of a journey through a stretch of North America most people never have an opportunity to experience.

On Blu-ray and DVD August 4, 2015

August 3rd, 2015

A LITTLE CHAOS


A LITTLE CHAOS Blu-ray

Kate Winslet plays Sabine de Barra, a strong-willed and talented landscape designer who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at the new palace at Versailles in the court of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman). In her new position of power, she challenges gender and class barriers while also becoming professionally and romantically entangled with the courts renowned landscape artist André Le Nôtre (Matthias Schoenaerts Far from the Madding Crowd).

Release Date: August 4, 2015

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MADAMA BOVARY


MADAMA BOVARY Blu-ray

Desperate to escape the dullness of provincial life, a young married pursues forbidden fantasies through a series of indiscreet seductions and adulterous affairs. Based on the acclaimed novel that transformed the Romantic era.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

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BROTHER’S KEEPER


BROTHER'S KEEPER Blu-ray

Identical twins Andy and Pete Goodwynn have always been there for each other. With high school graduation near, Pete plans to marry the love of his life, and head off to seminary to become a preacher. Andy, a rebel at heart, has no plans and seemingly no future. But in a cruel twist of fate orchestrated by the town’s most powerful family their lives are forever altered. Pete is framed for murder, leaving Andy struggling to find a way to save his brother. Can the brothers gain vengeance on those who have taken everything from them? While revenge may seem sweet, BROTHER’S KEEPER is a powerful reminder that only forgiveness can truly heal.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

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EVERY SECRET THING


EVERY SECRET THING DVD

From the producer of Foxcatcher and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman, EVERY SECRET THING is a gripping psychological thriller about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep. Detective Nancy Porter (Banks) is still haunted by her failure to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls. Eight years later, another child goes missing in the same town just days after Ronnie and Alice (Fanning and Macdonald), the two girls convicted of the former crime, were released from juvenile detention. Porter and her partner (Parker) must race against the clock to prevent history from repeating itself. But as they begin to investigate the girls and their families, especially Alice’s protective mother (Lane), they unearth a web of secrets and deceptions that calls everything into question.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

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CHOCOLATE CITY


CHOCOLATE CITY DVD

Welcome to Chocolate City, where the music is hot, the mood is magical, and the dancers are simply delicious. Women go wild when the arrival of a young, new dancer (Robert Ri’chard) has the spot sizzling like never before. Michael, a college student, is struggling to help his mother (Vivica A. Fox) make ends meet. When his part time job doesn’t pay the bills, he begins to find success at the nightclub dancing as “Sexy Chocolate.” As the money starts rolling in, Michael must deal with the unexpected pressure of being the new favorite flavor while hiding his “job” from his mother and girlfriend.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

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ANY DAY


ANY DAY DVD

After spending 12 years in prison for killing a man with his bare hands, Vian McLean (Sean Bean) is filled with resentment. Upon his release, the alcoholic, ex-fighter stays with his sister Bethley (Kate Walsh) and her son Jimmy, a boy who comes to look up to Vian as the greatest man he has ever known. While he struggles to stay on the right path, be a good role model for his nephew and find a job, Vian meets and falls in love with Jolene (Eva Longoria). As she helps him get his life back together, a tragic event happens, throwing Vian into a dark place. He is forced to face the greatest challenge of his life only to be shown the right path in a sudden experience that will alter his life forever.

Release Date: August 4, 2015

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SONY PICTURES CLASSICS TO OPEN CATE BLANCHETT AND ROBERT REDFORD DRAMA TRUTH ON OCTOBER 16th

August 1st, 2015

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it will release the Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford drama TRUTH on October 16th, 2015 in New York and Los Angeles, with a nationwide expansion to follow. The “Rathergate” centered film is James Vanderbuilt’s directorial debut and also stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid.

TRUTH is based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes. In the vein of “All The President’s Men” and “The Insider”, it is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchet), an award-winning CBS News Journalist and Dan Rather’s producer, who broke the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story, among others.

The film chronicles the story Mapes and Rather uncovered that a sitting US president may have been AWOL from the United States National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. When the story blew up in their face, the ensuing scandal ruined Dan Rather’s career, nearly changed a US Presidential election, and almost took down all of CBS News in the process.

TRUTH is written and directed by James Vanderbilt, whose writing and producing credits include “Zodiac”, “White House Down”, and “The Amazing Spiderman” among others. Oscar winning actors Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford star. Producers are Bradley Fischer (“Shutter Island”, “Black Swan”) and William Sherak from Mythology Entertainment, Doug Mankoff and Andy Spaulding from Echo Lake Entertainment, and Brett Ratner of RatPac Entertainment.

DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON Trailer

August 1st, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD:THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON” The film is directed by Douglas Tirola, starring Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Bill Murray and more.

In Theaters, On Demand and In Theaters September 25th

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

6 YEARS – Trailer

August 1st, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “6 YEARS” The film is directed by Hannah Fidell, starring Taissa Farmiga, Ben Rosenfield, Lindsay Burdge, Joshua Leonard, Dana Wheeler-Nicholson.

6 YEARS – On iTunes & On-Demand August 18

A young couple in their early 20s, Dan and Melanie, have known each other since childhood. Now their 6-year romantic relationship is put to the test when Dan receives an attractive job offer from the record label with whom he interns, and he must choose between a move forward and a future with Mel. Growth and temptation happen – but will their relationship remain part of their future?