Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pledge Support for "Out of Print"

Going to the cinema means the world to me. It is a place for me to escape, a place to be thrilled, shocked, and fall in love. It is a place to introduce me to new ideas and concepts I'd never fathomed. It is my sanctuary. No matter how bad things are, I can always find solace in a darkened theater. One theater in particular that has been a constant source of joy is now in jeopardy. The New Beverly Cinema is a revival theater that exclusively shows 35mm prints, but as you may be aware, studios are heavily pushing to rid the theaters of 35mm entirely. Julia Marchese, an employee of the New Beverly Cinema, has decided to generate awareness of how scarce 35mm could become (if we don't stand up to the studios) and how this digital conversion will hurt revival theater houses across the country. How will she generate this awareness you ask, in the form of a documentary titled "Out of Print" that is currently in the kickstart phase and she needs your help to get this vital documentary made. See how you can help below...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trailer - Lawless

John Hillcoat is a director I have my eye on. He has directed two of my favorite movies of the last ten years in "The Road" and "The Proposition." Both of those movies have been essentially swept under the rug despite their impact. It seems that The Weinstein Company is continuing to treat Hillcoat and his work as second fiddle. Back in March TWC bumped Hillcoat's latest film for a second time to Memorial Day weekend, one of the slowest movie going weekends of the year. Despite the Weinstein's treatment of a product that should be heavily promoted I am here to try and keep awareness and interest up for Hillcoat's next feature. Take a look at the latest trailer for the now titled "Lawless" below...