Come back ‘from Disney, Imax back in specialty cinemas – Deadline
that of Peter Jackson The Beatles: Get Back – The Rooftop Concert returns to Imax after a single-day screening last Sunday – the 52nd anniversary of the band’s iconic 1969 gig. audio and visuals about as close to band membership as you can get on the roof of their Apple Corps headquarters at 3 Savile Row. Disney and Imax are showing it again on February 9 in 75 to 80 locations, then on 200 screens from February 11 through the weekend.
(The concert is also included in its entirety in Jackson’s six-part documentary series The Beatles: Come back, which hit Disney+ last fall. Click on the video above to play an exclusive clip.)
The film is part of a trio of music documentaries including New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization and Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché in theaters this weekend. Also opening, Renate Reinsve, winner of Best Actress at Cannes, in The worst person in the worldNorway’s Oscar-shortlisted submission for Best International Feature Film, and Cohen Media Group’s Break the bread — his first film of 2022 under new head of distribution and marketing Justin DiPietro, formerly of IFC Films and Netflix. It is also XYX Films’ first release as a distributor with Ghosts of the Ozarks.
“Oscar voting is officially off, the Super Bowl is next weekend, and you can find a hole,” DiPietro said.. “The idea is to open up New York and LA and then deploy [Breaking Bread] at five or six major markets and around 35 the following weekend at Landmark cinemas [owned by Cohen Media Group founder-CEO Charles Cohen] and some of the best art houses. Cohen Media is committing to the theater (no day or date) and is addressing an older demo that has been the slowest to return to theaters. “We need theater to work with,” DiPeitro said. “We were expecting that to be an option.”
As Omicron declines, right? “That’s certainly the hope,” he said, though he and others note that the normal playbook was thrown out the window. DiPietro draws a film every month to six weeks, including that of Fernando León de Aranoa The good boss with Javier Bardem (Spanish international feature shortlisted for the Oscars) and Israeli submission to the Oscars (and Cannes selection) Whether it’s morning by Eran Kolirin. (At Break the breadCMG acquisitions manager Bob Aaronson got in touch with director Beth Elise Hawk through a personal referral and screened the film at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.)
(Note: Alamo Drafthouse, the hip movie theater restaurant chain popular with the young indie crowd, announced plans on Thursday to open seven new movie theaters between this year and next — good news for a specialty market that has lost some good pitches due to the pandemic. )
Back to Music: Cinelife Entertainment Presents Alternative Engagement New Worlds: The Cradle of Civilization. This unusual concert documentary, a mix of comedy, poetry, literature and music, was directed by Andrew Moscato and is performed by Murray alongside world-renowned cellist Jan Vogler, Mira Wang on violin and Vanessa Perez on piano . The film captures the final European leg of a world tour held at the 2,000-year-old Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens in 2018. It premiered in Cannes alongside a live performance by Murray et al. It opened on more than 150 screens this week and will run on another 167 from today until February 28 with one show per night.
Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché opened Feb. 2 with sold-out screenings at more than a dozen locations, according to distributor Utopia. So the award-winning tribute to the punk rock icon, narrated by Ruth Negga and originally scheduled for one night only, has encores booked through the end of February, including a week-long tour of Los Angeles at Lumiere Music Hall (and a sold-out, live performance at Zebulon) plus additional weekends in San Francisco, Denver, Long Beach, Austin, Dallas, Seattle-Tacoma, Akron and Baltimore.
The film debuted at the Glasgow Film Festival with a North American premiere at SXSW. Co-written and co-directed by the singer’s daughter, Celeste Bell, it traces the story of Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, known by her stage name Poly Styrene, who fronted the band X-Ray Spex in the 1970s. , becoming the first woman of color to front a successful rock band in the UK.
The worst person in the world by Joachim Trier, presented by Neon, opens in New York (Angelika Film Center, Walter Reade Theater) and Los Angeles (The Grove, The Landmark in West LA). The decorated film follows a woman’s search for love and meaning in the modern world. Told fluidly over 12 chapters, it has a breakout performance from Reinsve as Julie, a vivacious 30-something from Oslo who embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in a search for happiness and identity. It has a 99% review rating and an 84% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Deadline’s review here calls it “a sharp, poignant look at how the so-called best years pass by so quickly you barely realize it.” Neon plans to expand to 15 major markets on February 11 and around 200 races on February 18.
As indicated above, the CMG Break the bread opens in NY and LA (Quad and Nuart). The documentary, directed, written and produced by Hawk, follows the preparations for a food festival (the 2017 A-Sham Festival in Haifa, Israel) where Arab and Jewish chefs have teamed up to create dishes celebrating the cuisine of a region where geopolitical boundaries are more defined. than culinary. The festival was founded by Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, the first Muslim Arab to win the Israel Prize Chef, seeking social change through food. A 93% with reviews on Rotten Tomatoes.
And XYZ Films Presents Western Horror Ghosts of the Ozarks with Tim Blake Nelson, David Arquette, Angela Bettis, Thomas Hobson, Phil Morris and Tara Perry. Directed by Matt Glass and Jordan Wayne Long and written by Long, Perry and Sean Anthony Davis, this version of the Southern ghost story centers on a young doctor in post-Civil War Arkansas who is mysteriously summoned into a remote town in the Ozarks to discover the utopian paradise filled with secrets and surrounded by a menacing, unearthly presence. In six theaters including NY/LA and on demand/digital.
James Shapiro, the former Neon exec hired to lead US distribution, says it’s just the beginning; XYZ has 18 films planned.
Dark Star Pictures presents alone with You, a thriller feature debut written and directed by Emily Bennett and Justin Brooks. A young woman painstakingly plots a romantic homecoming for her girlfriend, but their apartment begins to look more like a tomb when voices, shadows and hallucinations reveal a truth she didn’t want to face. With Bennett, Emma Myles, Dora Madison and Barbara Crampton. On four screens — Laemmle Glendale (LA); Film Noir Cinema (NYC/Brooklyn); Coolidge Corner Theater (Boston); The Frida Cinema (Santa Ana) — and on-demand/digital. Produced by Andrew Corkin (Martha Marcy May Marlene) and Theo James (Divergent) under their Untapped banner.
vertical entertainment, Last survivors. The suspense. Directed by Drew Mylrea. Written by Josh Janowicz. With Alicia Silverstone, Stephen Moyer and Drew Van Acker. Troy and his son Jake have lived off the grid for over 20 years. Every day is a fight for survival, with Troy warning his son of the disastrous consequences if he crosses the barriers of the forest utopia they have built. Jake’s chance encounter with a beautiful stranger sees their world crumble in a shocking deluge of secrets and lies.
RLJ Entertainment presents the actor Last Looks by Tim Kirkby, writes Howard Michael Gould. With Charlie Hunnam, Morena Baccarin, Lucy Fry, Dominic Monaghan, Cliff “Method Man” Smith and Clancy Brown, with Rupert Friend and Mel Gibson. A disgraced former LAPD superstar is lured from a secluded life of solitude deep in the woods to investigate a murder, battling mobsters, Hollywood executives and kindergarten teachers. Gibson is Alistair Pinch, an eccentric actor who is the prime suspect. In 10 theaters/markets including NY/LA.
Elsewhere in the specialty: Mubi presents the Cannes selection Lingui, The Sacred Bonds by veteran Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. A poor 15-year-old girl seeks an abortion in an African Islamic country where the practice is both taboo and illegal. At 97% on rotten tomatoes. Deadline review here.
From Well Go USA Entertainment, The Long Night. Horror. Directed by Rich Radgsdale, written by Robert Shepp, Mark Young. While searching for parents she never knew, New York City transplant Grace (Scout Taylor-Compton) returns to her childhood South with her boyfriend (Nolan Gerard Funk) to investigate a promising lead. Their weekend takes a terrifying turn as a nightmarish cult terrorizes the couple. On seven screens and digital platforms.
Dekanalog presents Aerial doll. Adapted from the manga by Yoshiie Goda with photography by Mark Lee Ping-Bing (love mood). An inflatable doll gives herself a soul and falls in love with a video store salesman. Opens to six screens including New York and LA
cinematographic movement, The whaler boy, a Russian drama written and directed by Philipp Yuryev, about 15, Leshka, who lives in a remote village in the Bering Strait. The coming-of-age story in a male-dominated whaling community is the Russian helmsman’s quirky debut album and won the Venice Days award at last year’s Venice Film Festival. Virtual theater screenings since January 14, opening at the Guild Cinema in Albuquerque today.