February 22, 2017 — The North American rights to I Dream in Another Language, which won the Audience Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, have been acquired by FilmRise.The deal was announced by The Hollywood Reporter.Director Ernesto Contreras‘ film has been ecstatically received by reviewers. ” Sueño en otro idioma [I Dream in Another Language] is a smashing success. …Sueño en otro idoma realizes a fully developed, multifaceted story that engages us through its performers’ capacity to broadcast their characters’ feelings—which transfixes […]
February 21, 2017 — In 1941, in a small fishing village in South Carolina, Grover Ohta, a Japanese-American man, arrives on a bus, severely beaten and barely able to speak.Anne Morrison (Margo Martindale, Justified) decides to take care of the man until he is well. As he recovers he meets and falls in love with a local woman, Sophie (Juliane Nicholson, From Nowhere, Masters of Sex), whose fiancé died in World War I. Their relationship grows slowly and carefully, as the […]
February 21, 2017 — The rock band Chicago (it went through a few other names before the band members settled on the name it is known by today) began in 1967. The self-proclaimed “rock and roll band with horns” didn’t take very long to establish themselves — by 1968 they had signed with Columbia Records.They would be assigned the enviable task of opening for better-known act like Hendrix and Joplin, but they weren’t second-stringers long. Their first record, a double album, […]
February 17, 2017 — It is the perfect time to binge-watch the acclaimed mini-series George Washington.It is an eight hour spectacle. It covers the life of the first American President from age 11 through age 51 when he returned to his home at Mount Vernon, having led his new country through the Revolution, having seen the new nation gain its hard-fought independence from England. Based on Washington: the Indispensable Man (1974) by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James Thomas Flexner, the mini-series, originally shown in […]
February 17, 2017 — The award-winning festival favorite film, From Nowhere, opens in theaters today.Chosen as a New York Times‘ Critics Pick, the devastating drama was the winner of the Narrative Spotlight audience award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film also won the Audience award and the jury-awarded Special Mention prize at the Champs-Élysées Film Festival.Matthew Newton (Queen of the Damned) directed the drama which tells the story of three undocumented teenagers from the Bronx who need to get papers in […]
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