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BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™ – ADIÓS, a feature documentary film from Social Construct joint venture Convergent Media, is now streaming online!
Produced by Social Construct founder and CEO Zak Kilberg and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Lucy Walker, the film is also executive produced by Wim Wenders, and distributed in the U.S. by Broad Green Pictures. 16 years after the previous Academy Award nominated film by Wenders, this latest project follows the five surviving original members of the world-changing Cuban band, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™, during their final, international tour, culminating in a massive celebration in Havana. The film will include mesmerizing concert footage and poignant reflections on the astounding success of the band and the loss of several of its members. It also will be set in the context of the historic changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States, undoubtedly influenced by the vibrant music and culture of Cuba epitomized and brought to the world stage by this band.
CAST & CREW
Director: Lucy Walker
The Song of Sway Lake is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and GooglePlay!
Canadian release date: November 13
See www.SwayLake.com for current updates and international release schedule.
A story of the fading of the jazz-age American aristocracy, The Song of Sway Lake tells of the last remnants of the Sway family, in the golden light of late summer, on a lake that bears their name. In the early 1990s, orphaned Ollie (Rory Culkin) and his charismatic young Russian friend Nikolai (Robert Sheehan) try to steal a priceless 1940s record from the collection of Ollie’s grandmother Charlie Sway (Mary Beth Peil). While Ollie falls in love with a class-conscious local girl (Isabelle McNally), Nikolai secretly woos the matriarch herself, and Charlie confronts the invisible burden of her fixation on the past. In The Song of Sway Lake, all those in the long shadow of the “Greatest Generation” struggle to cast off the weight of an age of glamour they cannot recreate.
Featuring a sparking soundtrack, including the stunning original of the title.
CAST & CREW
Director: Ari Gold
4x Sundance Alumni, Adventures of Power
GO FAR is a documentary about the life of Christopher Rush, an amazingly inspirational human being who was born with muscular dystrophy (http://mda.org/disease/sma1.html). Rather than give up, he defied every expectation and lived a life full of happiness, optimism, and endless accomplishments that most able-bodied people would be proud of. Despite having been diagnosed with a life expectancy of two years, he lived until shortly before his 31st birthday.
During his last few months Chris developed an inspirational program called GO FAR (Goals, Obstacles, Focus, Act, Review) that he planned to teach to others who were disabled, troubled youth, and anyone else who needed encouragement and a better path to reaching their goals, regardless of the obstacles. This documentary will serve as his legacy, a message of enduring optimism and hope.
GO FAR is available for instant streaming on www.GoFarMovie.com through YEKRA.
CAST & CREW
Writer/Director: Zack Arnold
(Editor- Burn Notice (TV), Glee (TV))
Featuring Narration By: Mark Hamill (Star Wars Ep. IV-VI)
Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of Would You Rather, hosted by a sadistic aristocrat…
WOULD YOU RATHER, now on HBO, is a psychological thriller that explores economic inequality, the potential consequences of Social Darwinism, and power games. The film has been compared by critics to a less controversial version of Pasolini’s SALO, or a current reality version of HUNGER GAMES. Other critics have described the movie as a “financial morality play with spirit and wit” — one that is “guaranteed to rile up even the most jaded viewer,” while presenting a “portrait of human nature as it is faced with a cold reality of choice and survival.”
“A bloody rare turn at classic murder mystery…”
-Rex Reed, New York Observer
CAST & CREW
Director: David Guy Levy
Writer: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Cinematographer: Steven Capitano Calitri
Distributor: IFC / Sundance Selects
Starring: Brittany Snow (Prom Night, Hairspray), Jeffrey Combs (Re-Animator, The Frighteners), Sasha Grey (The Girlfriend Experience),Larry Cedar (The Crazies, Deadwood), Larry Gillard Jr. (The Wire, The Machinist), Robb Wells (Trailer Park Boys, Boondock Saints II), Eddie Steeples (My Name is Earl), John Heard (Home Alone), Enver Gjokaj(Dollhouse), and Robin Lord Taylor (Another Earth)
Somewhere between a crack-addled ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and a modern vision of ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘Alyce’ runs riot as a gritty psychological thriller set against the backdrop of Echo Park, Los Angeles’ pinnacle of urban hipster culture.
After accidentally causing her best friends horrific death, Alyce is haunted by guilt and delves into a brutal nightmare wonderland of sex, drugs and violence, her mind tearing itself apart… Along with anyone else who gets in her way.
ALYCE KILLS serves as an antidote to Generation X and Y movies that tend to either celebrate young “slackers” as heroic anti-heroes, or portray them as stereotypical oppressed victims. Comparing the film to Polanksi’s REPULSION, Slant magazine glowingly reviewed ALYCE KILLS as a “parody of unearned self-entitlement, of people who feel tricked into a lifestyle they refuse to challenge for the comforts it still offers.” Critic Chuck Bowen went on to note that the film “coaxes out the anger that is latent in the prototypical middle-class arrangement, allowing worker-bee frustration to manifest itself as a palpable cloud of madness…. Alyce is clearly a blossoming psychopath from minute one, but no one notices because they’re too busy tending to their own relentless self-regard.”
Variety listed ALYCE KILLS as one of “15 Scariest Halloween Horrors” and noted Actress Jade Dornfeld’s “tour de force performance as the guilt ridden title character. Her descent into a maelstrom of drugs, sex and psychotic violence is equal parts twisted and tragic…. ‘Alyce Kills’ is a challenging and original work of avant-garde horror.”
CAST & CREW
Writer/Director: Jay Lee
(New World Order – Sundance Premiere, Zombie Strippers – Sony)
Executive Producer: Duncan Blake
Distributor: US: Bloody Disgusting Selects / Vivendi Universal/ UK: Lionsgate / International: Imagination Worldwide
Starring: Tamara Feldman (Hatchet, Gossip Girl), James Duval (Donnie Darko, Doom Generation), Eddie Rouse (Pandorum, Undertow), Larry Cedar (The Crazies, Deadwood), Yorgo Constantine (Fast Five), Megan Gallagher (Millenium, 24), Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors), Tracey Walter (Repo Man, Batman), Bret Roberts (May, Nightstalker), and introducing Jade Dorfeld as ALYCE.