BLUE RUIN, one of the select few American films world premiering in Director's Fortnight at this year's Cannes Film Festival is expected to get a Fall 2013 US release date after being snagged by The Weinstein Co.'s label RADiUS - TWC.
Kino Lorber is expected to release the award winning film "THE ROCKET" in US theaters this Fall 2013 after it snagged the top awards early this year at this year's Tribeca Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival.
"THE ROCKET," the first feature film from director and writer Kim Mordaunt, won the Best Narrative Feature award, the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film and the Best Actor in a Narrative Feature award for 10-year-old Sitthiphon Disamoe at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival; and the Crystal Bear - Generation Kplus prize for Best Film, Best First Feature award and The Amnesty International Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival.
Phase 4 Films is planning an early Winter 2013 theatrical release in the US for Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker's documentary "THE CRASH REEL" which premiered earlier this year at 203 Sundance Film Festival.
Sean Ellis’ acclaimed thriller, METRO MANILA, which had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won the Audience Award for “Best Film” in the World Cinema dramatic competition will be released in the US by distribution partners 108 Media and Paladin.
See the first "Official" clip of the Cannes Film Festival's Directors' Fortnight film, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, directed by Jim Mickle, and starring Julia Garner.
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a re-imagining of the 2010 Mexican film of the same name, Jim Mickle paints a gripping and gruesome portrait of an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive.
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The Moment, the sophomore feature from director Jane Weinstock, is a slippery film: we never quite know whether what we’re seeing is reality or filtered through protagonist Lee’s unstable mind. Lee, a war photographer played by Jennifer Jason Leigh, is first convinced that her ex-boyfriend John (Martin Henderson) is missing, then that she murdered him, but as her therapist reminds her, any of her particularly intense convictions could simply be fantasies. She is suffering from PTSD from her wartime experiences and injuries, and has moved from a rehab facility for the body (where she met John) to one for her mind.
The documentary, FREE CHINA: THE COURAGE TO BELIEVE, directed by Michael Perlman (Tibet: Beyond Fear), in which survivors of Chinese forced labor prisons share their stories, opens in LA on May 31 and New York City on June 7. The film will also be released online on June 4th, which marks the historic anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.
The 35th Mountainfilm in Telluride festival will run Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 to May 27, 2013 in Telluride, Colorado OA and according to Festival Director David Holbrooke, “This is one of the strongest years for documentaries that we've ever seen." “From films we scouted at the earlier festivals in the year — Sundance, SXSW and Tribeca — to our own submissions, there just seemed to be an unusual number of really fine films for consideration.”
The films range from shorts of just a few minutes to feature-length films, and they cover a spectrum of topics that ranges from adventure and action sports to pressing environmental and social issues.
Highlighted films include:
The Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival - Chicago (ADIFF- Chicago) will celebrate its 11th anniversary in Chicago from June 13 to June 20, 2013. The festival will kick off with the Chicago Premiere of Opening Night Film African Independence, written, directed and produced by scholar, filmmaker and PBS History Detectives host, Professor Tukufu Zuberi.
Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazhar and Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano’s The Intouchables are the winners of the 2012 Film Circuit People’s Choice Awards. Monsieur Lazhar was named Best Canadian Film and The Intouchables was selected as the Best International Film.