Ladj Ly's explosive directorial debut Les Misérables will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 4 September. The film premiered in competition to great acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival winning the Jury Prize and has been nominated for a variety of awards including a Golden Globe and an Academy Nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
Inspired by the 2005 Paris riots, and Ladj Ly's short film of the same name, Les Misérables is a hugely topical provocative insight into the tensions between neighbourhood residents and police.
Stéphane (Damien Bonnard) has recently joined the Anti-Crime Squad in Montfermeil, in the suburbs of Paris, France, where, Victor Hugo set his famed novel Les Misérables. Alongside his new colleagues Chris (Alexis Manenti) and Gwada (Djebril Zonga) - both experienced members of the team - he quickly discovers tensions running high between local gangs. When the trio finds themselves overrun during the course of an arrest, a drone captures the encounter, threatening to expose the reality of everyday life. View the trailer at the link.
Inspired by the true stories of New Zealand's street gangs across 30 years, SAVAGE retraces the footsteps of one of its founding members at three different critical moments in his life. Torn between his biological family and the gang he now calls his own, Danny has to make a choice.
IN CINEMAS 4TH SEPTEMBER. Watch the trailer above.
This week, celebrated poet and one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation, ruth weiss sadly left us, aged 92.
Ruth Weiss : The Beat Goddess, a new film from multi-award winning filmmaker Melody C.Miller, celebrates the life and work of a wonderful talent and woman.
In a life that has spanned 92 creative years, ruth weiss is one of the most influential writers of the Beat Generation. Born to a Jewish family during the rise of Nazism, as a 10-year-old refugee, she escaped to the United States. ruth became a Jazz troubadour exemplifying the zeitgeist of Chicago, New Orleans, and San Francisco. In the 1950s, she opened up and organized the first poetry readings in North Beach cafes and bars, giving a platform to many poets.
The film further highlights ruth weiss' electrifying and intimate poetry with breathtaking images of exquisite modern dance, art, animation, and music to embody her oeuvre. This film documents not only Weiss' gift to humanity but archives significant historical moments in our world's social and literary movements. As a contemporary of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Kerouac, she innovated poetry to jazz. Legend Herb Caen dubbed Ruth Weiss as "The Goddess of the Beat Generation" because of her contribution to the culture of North Beach and the Bay Area poetry scene.
Ruth Weiss The Beat Goddess will have its UK premiere at the Romford Film Festival, August 18. See the trailer at the link.
Following the launch of Network Distributing's time travelling new streaming service watch.networkonair.com, Network are excited to announce a series of documentaries available exclusively via their 'Nights In' packages exploring the greats of the silver screen.
The first of the exclusive films is available now via watch.networkonair.com's second Night In, 'Your Faces Are All Blurred'. This edition features everyone's favourite cockney star Michael Caine in conversation with Roderick Mann. Originally aired in 1967, Caine dives into his stellar career leading up to '67. Click the link for a clip.
On top of this, Friday will also see the release of watch.networkonair.com's 4th & latest Night In 'GETTING RID OF PEOPLE' which will feature another exclusive profile this time with screen legend, Peter Sellers. This profile is a timely reminder of the incredible career Sellers had as 2020 sadly marks 40 years since his death. Additionally, two more exclusive films exploring other silver screen greats will soon be announced within future 'Nights In' packages so stay tuned!
Trinity Creative Partnership has released the official trailer and poster for the dark comedy, DEAD FRED. Watch at the link above.
DEAD FRED drops on VOD and Digital on Tuesday, August 11th.
Three women reunite in support of their longtime friend - and get more than they bargained for, when they discover her deadbeat "missing" husband is actually still in the picture--in this dark comedy about friendship, loyalty and very old secrets.
Artsploitation Films, known for edgy and, at times, explicit genre films has announced it is taking a one month break from the cinematic carnage and sexual excesses (well, the carnage at least) in announcing the upcoming release of Benjamin, a quirky, anxiety-fueled gay rom-com directed by Simon (Nevermind the Buzzcocks) Amstell and starring Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Happy Prince). The film will be released on DVD and VOD/Streaming on August 25, 2020 in the US. Watch the trailer above.
Growing up in the Midwest in the early OOs, sixteen-year-old Alice has always been a good Catholic. But when an innocent AOL chat turns racy, she discovers masturbation and is overwhelmed with guilt. Seeking redemption, she attends a mysterious religious retreat to try and suppress her urges, but it isn't easy, especially after a cute upperclassman starts flirting with her.
Yes, God, Yes will be available on Digital Download from 17th August and can be pre-ordered at the above link.
The powerful, timely thriller WATCH LIST, from Dark Star Pictures and Uncork'd Entertainment, arrives in US virtual theaters August 21 before an On Demand release September 1.
WATCH LIST is set against the drug wars in the Philippines. After her husband is murdered under mysterious circumstances, Maria is left to fend for her three children in a police state. As she delves into Manila's dark underworld of cops, criminals, and drugs to find answers, she realizes the truth is never black and white, and that she must explore her own darkness to keep her family safe.
An intense thriller set in the world of the Filipino police and their often-violent war against drug dealers and users, the true story played such festivals as Mill Valley IFF, Seattle IFF, Nashville IFF, Deauville American FF & more... Watch the official trailer above.