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

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Twitter: http://twitter.com/ifcfilms

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Starz Acquires Rights To Hawkins Brothers’ Directorial Debut

Courtesy:  Starz Media

Courtesy: Starz Media

Kevin Kasha, Head of Acquisitions for Starz, announced this week that the company has acquired the award-winning movie We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.  The movie, which was the directorial debut of the Hawkins Brothers, premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Audience Award at AFI Fest.  The deal, signed this week, gives Starz Digital Media exclusive rights to the movie in both Canada and the United States.

Kasha was upbeat in discussing acquiring the film from the up-and-coming directing duo.  “I love when our team discovers films by talented new filmmakers,” he said.  “Set in a dead-end Texas town, Zeke and Simon Hawkins offer audiences a gritty thriller that presents a fresh, sometimes surreal take that will appeal to film fans everywhere. We’re excited they’ve partnered with Starz to share their debut film.”

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place is a gritty crime drama that centers on a trio of teens in Texas that gets pulled into the world of organized crime after the young men go partying with some stolen money.  The movie stars Jeremy Allen White (Shameless), Mackenzie Davis (That Awkward Moment, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire), Mark Pellegrino (Being Human), and William Devane (The Dark Knight).  The story was written by Dutch Southern and produced by Rough & Tumble Films.

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