Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Drafthouse Films Acquires Filipino Thriller Graceland

  1. #1
    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens, NYC
    Posts
    58,933

    Drafthouse Films Acquires Filipino Thriller Graceland

    From the official press release posted over at Bad Ass Digest:

    AUSTIN, TX – Thursday, August 30th, 2012 – Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced today their acquisition of North American rights to breakout crime thriller GRACELAND. A riveting and unpredictable Filipino crime saga, GRACELAND thrusts viewers into the corrupt underbelly of the Philippines’ capital, exposing a world of deceit, exploitation, and startling depravity. Written and directed by Ron Morales, a veteran of MICHAEL CLAYTON and THE DEPARTED, this “lean and breathless thriller” (Complex Magazine) depicts a desperate man’s infinite moral compromises amidst a tale of kidnapping gone horribly wrong. A limited theatrical and VOD release is planned for 2013.

    To fully realize his uncompromised vision of Manila’s corrupt underworld, Morales largely financed his passion project with support from friends, family, and crowd-funding via Kickstarter. GRACELAND made its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in the Cinemania section where it received an audience award and stalwart praise from critics. Gabe Toro of Indiewire called it “mesmerizing,” while Twitch says GRACELAND is “twisted enough to keep even the most seasoned thriller aficionado second guessing up to the end.” The film is set to have its Texas Premiere at this year’s Fantastic Fest, running September 20 - 27.

    "Our primary goal at Drafthouse Films is to search the globe for the greatest storytellers and breakout talent to expose to like-minded fans," says Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League, "last year we championed Michaël Roskam's BULLHEAD to an Oscar® nomination, and this year we have our sights on Ron Morales' GRACELAND."

    “GRACELAND is a challenging, uncompromising film,” says writer/director Morales, “and we’re overjoyed that Drafthouse has chosen to add it to their stellar lineup of boundary-pushing titles. Their willingness to take a stand for edgy, powerful cinema proved to be the perfect match for us, and we’re deeply honored to partner with them on this project.”

    The deal was negotiated by James Emanuel Shapiro on behalf of Drafthouse Films and Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films on behalf of the film's producer Rebecca Lundgren.



    Name:  Graceland-poster-Tribeca2012Laurels.jpg
Views: 111
Size:  60.6 KB
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  2. #2
    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens, NYC
    Posts
    58,933
    There's a pretty positive review for this one here:

    http://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2...d-movie-review

    Now that it's had some screenings hopefully we get a Blu-ray soon.
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  3. #3
    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens, NYC
    Posts
    58,933
    Blu-ray release date is 7/23/13.

    Rock! Shock! Pop!

  4. #4
    Administrator Ian Jane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Queens, NYC
    Posts
    58,933
    Weird poster for the US theatrical run.

    Name:  391122_629505300397119_1106202048_n.jpg
Views: 33
Size:  37.4 KB
    Rock! Shock! Pop!

Similar Threads

  1. Drafthouse Films Releasing Men & Chicken 10/25/16
    By Ian Jane in forum Euro Cult
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-02-2016, 07:16 PM
  2. Olive Films & Drafthouse Films Releasing Roar
    By Ian Jane in forum General Cinema
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-21-2016, 06:28 PM
  3. Drafthouse Films Releasing Dangerous Men
    By Ian Jane in forum Exploitation And Smut
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 01-17-2016, 02:47 AM
  4. Drafthouse Films Releasing The Visitor
    By Ian Jane in forum Horror!
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 01-02-2014, 10:13 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •