NAT GEO MUNDO PRESENTS THE GLOBAL TELEVISION PREMIERE OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FROM OSCAR WINNER DAVIS GUGGENHEIM, 'he Named Me Malala'
See the story of a young woman who did not stop, but instead chose to fight. Not because of her, but because of many other women who just like her still seek freedom and equality. She said,
"There's a moment that you have to choose whether to be silent or to stand up."
Watch He Name Me Malala on Nat Geo Mundo, Monday February 29 at 8pm.
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HAVE YOU SEEN THE TRAILER YET?
ROGER CORMAN’S 'DEATH RACE 2050'
In the not-too-distant future, America is controlled by an all-powerful corporate government that keeps the masses placated with violent virtual-reality entertainment. The event of the year is the Death Race, where a motley assortment of drivers compete in a cross-country road race, scoring points for running down pedestrians and killing each other. The reigning champion and popular favorite is half-man, half-machine Frankenstein — but little does he know he’s taken on a rebel spy as his co-pilot.
First Film by Puerto Rican Filmmaker to Receive National Distribution Through
A heartwarming and emotional drama is coming to select theaters and it's one you don't want to miss. Directed by Michael May, 30 Days With My Brother follows two brothers from Puerto Rico as they forcefully face their past alone. The drama stars Omar Mora and Adrián Núñez in a highly emotional look at the lives of Jonathan (Adrián Núñez) and Alexis (Omar Mora). The brothers who were separated at a young age by a horrific tragedy, reunited after 17 years. Both living the lives they chose, one a doctor with a secret and the other holding on to the past. 30 Days With My Brother also stars Stefy Garcia, Evelyn Michelle, Amy Schloerb and Enrique Fosse.
Omar Mora is the first Puerto Rican from the island to produce a film resulting in national distribution in the states through AMC Independent™. A feat not to be taken lightly, Mora has been working towards this goal since he began his writing career in 2012 with the intention of documenting his stories and producing them into feature films. As a member of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Mora has benefitted from their
programs and workshops and has learned the ins and outs of independent filmmaking. It was at the 2015 NALIP Media Summit where Mora learned about AMC Independent™ through the workshop, The Big Screen: How Tech Enhances Movie Distribution presented by AMC Theatres. Led by AMC Theatres' Nikkole Denson-Randolph, the workshop provided Mora with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully distribute his film in the US.
"The AMC workshop I attended last summer was one of the best experiences ever...I received so much valuable information which is currently helping me market my film," said Mora about the workshop. He added, "I attended so many workshops and conferences at The Summit and learned so much, that it gave me the confidence to self-distribute my film, something I never thought I would do."
AMC Independent™ dedicates over 20% of their theaters to showing independent films throughout the year, including AMC-exclusive releases. Their goal is to engage and inspire audiences and at the same time, give distribution to independent filmmakers. A great way to showcase unseen talent and support it.
30 Days With My Brother will open on April 8, 2016 with limited distribution in select markets through AMC Independent™.
'RISEN' IS OUT TODAY!
RISEN is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus (referred to by the
RISEN stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Peter Firth (The Hunt for Red October; “MI-5”), and Cliff Curtis (“Fear the Walking Dead”).
The Witch Opens in Theater's today. Here's what Writer/Director Robert Eggers and Actors told us about the film
A look Into 'THE WITCH' WITH THE MAKERS AND THE ARTISTS
Robert, who is from New England recalls having witch nightmares growing up. He tells us he’s always been interested in what he labels the “genre of the past.” He explains, “New England’s past is very much part of my consciousness and I’ve always been obsessed with witches and had lots of witch nightmares all for my life. I felt like I had a way into this that would be unique… In the 17th century, the real world and the fairy tale world were the same thing. So people, when they accused innocent woman of witchcraft, this meant something really specific to everyone which was like she is a fairy tale ogrest anti mother. She’s capable of doing all the things that she does in this film. It’s not just a name.”
The Witch gathers the elements of witchcraft, black magic and possession while telling the story of a united family who falls apart due to frightful developments. The story progressively intensifies for both the family and the viewer. Thomasin, who is victimized repeatedly, reveals her thoughts in an unexpected turn of events. Anya Taylor-Joy brings the oldest daughter, Thomasin to life. Taylor confesses she did no research for her character, as she did not find it necessary. “There was something about the script that just made sense.” She admits she loves the genre and is no stranger to it. “I love fairy tales. I love magic. I also really like dark fairy tales. It felt like the perfect first film for me to do… I believe in magic but I’m not scared of it.” To that, Robert adds, “These pre-Disney fairytales are great unconscious explorations of family dynamics to think about.” He also points out that in this film, the mother and father are both present and biological.
Following Robert and Anya, was our second and final roundtable interview with Ralph Ineson and Kate Dickie. The two play husband and wife and parents to Thomasin, Caleb (Harvey Scrimshaw), Mercy (Ellie Grainger), and Jonas (Lucas Dawson). Beginning, we talked about initial thoughts on reading the script and joining this project to which Ralph replies, “It’s a powerful period piece.” He explains, “The thing that stroke me when I first read it was how modern the concerns of the family [were]… I had a lot of sympathy for him [William] and the position he’s in and the decisions he makes. Whether they’re good or bad they just seem very real.” Similarly Kate adds, “I just loved the whole story with us in the drama of the family. I was also so interested in what it was like to be a woman then. Who had to hide her affair to husband or affair to God but had not much say in our own life.”
As artists, there’s always something you hope to achieve whether that is for yourself or for your audience. We asked them if there was anything they’d hope viewers take away from their characters. Ralph answered, “I think from my character’s point of view it’s all about that pride of recognizing why you’re making the decisions you are and don’t try to hide behind something else. I think that’s what William does is that he justifies everything by ‘It’s Gods will. It’s God’s will.’ Actually it’s not at all. It’s your own pride. Because nobody else is making you do it. It’s your decision. Take responsibility for your own decisions rather than try to pass it on to somebody else.” Kate’s character had a lot of depth. She describes, “My character isn’t a good puritan because she is questioning everything.” What she also believes to be fascinating for viewers is the mother-daughter relationship. “It was complicated in a lot of ways. That was interesting to me because… Thomasin’s just getting to the age where she could start bearing children. Having her own children and her whole life’s beginning and my child bearing years are over.”
In The Witch Robert Eggers constructs the strict austerity when women were seen as symbols of darkness and evil. Eggers explains, “The witch that I’m showing here is specific to the past. Even if you think that evil witches only exist in the minds of ignorant people, it did exist in the minds of the mass consciousness of the early modern period. And the ramifications of people’s belief in the evil witch as a reality has gone throughout time and it’s messing up with us today the fear of female power and turning that into a monster. So that’s why this is important and I think that even wickens could potentially appreciate the film.”
The Witch is in theaters Friday, February 19.
part of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, 'snowtime!' features music by Celine Dion and Simple Plan
Directed by Jean-François Pouliot and François Brisson and starring Angela Galuppo, Mariloup Wolfe, Lucinda Davis. Snowtime! tells the fun adventure of friends who decide to amuse themselves with some snow fun. During the winter school break, the kids in a small village decide to have a massive snowball fight. Luke and Sophie, both 11 years old, become the leaders of the opposing sides. Sophie and her cohort defend an elaborate snow fort against the assault of Luke’s horde. Whichever side occupies the fort at the end of the winter break, wins. But what starts out as pure youthful fun and enthusiasm deteriorates into a more serious conflict. Joy is restored when all the children decide to attack the fort rather than each other and happily destroy every last bit of the snow fort.
George Lopez stars in TV Land’s new unflinching comedy series “Lopez.”
Lopez premiers March 30th on TV LAND.
Sony Pictures’ inspiring new film MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is launching a website today to let moviegoers share who their everyday miracles in life are. Users can visit ShareYourMiracle.com to create a customized digital image of someone who is a miracle in their life, whether it is an encouraging family member, a loving spouse or partner, motivating teacher, best friend, etc. On the site, users can upload a photo, personalize it, and share it easily on their social channels or the website’s gallery. The trailer for MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN launched in November to record-shattering numbers, and to date has over 178 million views. MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN will open in theaters nationwide on March 16th.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam family. When
After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is directed by Patricia Riggen. The screenplay is by Randy Brown and based on the book by Christy Beam.
HARDCORE HENRY: FIRST LOOK
This new action adventure is written and directed by Illya Naishuller. Starring Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Andrey Dementyev, Dasha Charusha, and Sveta Ustinova, HARDCORE HENRY is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time!
You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he’s a powerful warlord with
HARDCORE HENRY opens in theaters April 8, 2016.
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