IFC Films Announces Release Date For New Pacino Film

Courtesy:  IFC FIlms

Courtesy: IFC FIlms

Veteran actor Al Pacino is one of the most revered names in the annals of Hollywood’s rich history. Known largely for the likes of Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Godfather (1972), and Scarface (1983) among others, he now has added another new movie to his already extensive resume in the form of Manglehorn.

Manglehorn originally premiered August 30, 2014 at the Venice Film Festival in Italy and made its U.S. debut March 14th, 2015 at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, TX. Now audiences across the country will finally get to see the movie for themselves as IFC Films will release it on DVD and Blu-ray next month. It will be released on Tuesday, October 6th. Pacino stars as the movie’s title character A.J. Manglehorn. Manglehorn is a somewhat eccentric and reclusive figure. This is a result of his having lost the love of his life, Clara a long time ago. He has largely cut himself off from everyone and everything around him, the only real bond that he forms with anyone or anything is his cat. Though, he does have some connection, albeit a tenuous one, with his son Jacob (Chris Messina—The Mindy Project). As the story progresses, A.J. happens to meet Dawn (Holly Hunter–The Incredibles, O BrotherWhere Art Thou?, Raising Arizona) an employee of his town’s local bank. The chance meeting leads to a new, growing relationship and a chance at love for both A.J. and Dawn. This leads A.J. to face the events of the past and decide if he wants to live in the past or move forward and have a second chance at love.

Manglehorn was written by Paul Logan and directed by David Gordon Green. It will be available in stores and online on Tuesday, October 6th on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD will retail for MSRP of $24.98 and the Blu-ray for $29.98. More information on this and other titles from IFC Films is available online now at:

Website: http://www.IFCFilms.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IFCFilmsOfficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ifcfilms

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Zee Avi To Release First Ever Family Album This Spring

Courtesy:  Little Monsters Records

Courtesy: Little Monsters Records

Malaysian-American singer/musician Zee Avi will release her latest album this Spring.

Night Light, which is a collection of covers of family favorite songs, will be released Tuesday, April 15th. It is the first ever family for the artist who has also released albums via Jack Johnson’s Brushfire Records. The album includes covers of Louis Armstrong’s ‘Dream a Little Dream’, Bobby McFerrin’s ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’, Joni Mitchell’s ‘The Circle Game’, and even ‘Colors of the Wind’ from Disney’s Pocahontas among many others. It was produced by Little Monster Records head Kevin Salem at his company’s studios in Woodstock, New York and conjures thoughts of Avi’s earliest releases. Salem noted of the overall fell of Night Light, “There’s a lot of soul and great musical nourishment here.”

Zee, who is a Malaysian native, has recognized her as one of the Top 10 Malaysians. She won the International Youth Award in her home country in 2011. These honors have led to numerous speaking engagements around the world and performances at some of the world’s biggest festivals. Those festivals include: Borneo’s Rain Forest World Music Festival, Australia’s Byron Bay Festival, San Francisco’s Noise Pop Fesitval, Austin’s SXSW Festival, New York’s Mountain Jam Festival, Lilith Fair, Bonnaroo, and San Diego’s Street Scene. She was also just recently tapped to perform at the KiddieComm family music festival in Philadelphia, PA on June 28th.

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