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BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB™ – ADIÓS, from Social Construct’s joint venture Convergent Media, is now streaming online, worldwide!
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 (Waste Land)
Producers: Julian Cautherley, Christine Cowin, Asher Goldstein, Zak Kilberg, Victor Moyers
Executive Producers: Andrew Baker, Daniel Hammond, Gabriel Hammond, Bill Lord, Jason Lust, Russell Smith, Lucy Walker
Co-Producers: Michael Cleaver, Tom Colbourne, Brian Johnston, Iz Web
Associate Producers: Daniel Florestano, Arantza Benito Melgar, Juan Carlos Zaldivar
Starring: Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Gaujirito Mirabal, Manuel “Guajiro” Mirabal
Now available streaming on iTunes, Amazon, Netflix, Google Play, and Showtime!
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 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
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)
Director: David Guy Levy
Writer: Steffen Schlachtenhaufen
Producers: Zak Kilberg, Maura Anderson, David Guy Levy
Executive Producers: Brittany Snow, Andre Royo
Cinematographer: Steven Capitano Calitri
Distributor: IFC / Sundance Selects
Now available streaming on Google Play, YouTube, and Amazon!
Somewhere between a crack-addled ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and a modern vision of ‘Taxi Driver’, ALYCE KILLS 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
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.
Writer/Director: Jay Lee (New World Order – Sundance Premiere, Zombie Strippers – Sony)
Producers: Zak Kilberg, Linda L. Miller
Executive Producer: Duncan Blake
Distributor: US: Bloody Disgusting Selects / Vivendi Universal/ UK: Lionsgate
STATUS: FESTIVAL TOUR
Believe the Beat is a tender rites of passage tale that follows a crew of Brazilian street dancers. As they take their dance from city park to global stage, an independent filmmaker discovers the challenge and promise of digital storytelling. Jocelyn Edelstein’s premiere, feature length documentary, celebrates the potent language of dance, friendship and perseverance.
CAST & CREW
Director/Producer: Jocelyn Edelstein
Executive Producer: Zak Kilberg