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In THE NEIGHBOR a man discovers the dark truth about his neighbor in a small town with big secrets (9/6)

FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK explores Star Trek’s iconic leading character and Leonard Nimoy’s incredible life (9/9)

TRANSPECOS is about three US Border Patrol agents for whom, the contents of one car reveals a dark secret within their unit that could cost them their lives (9/9)

THE WILD LIFE is a Lionsgate animated feature about the story of Robinson Crusoe but from the island’s creatures’ point of view (9/9)

A look into the lives of the world’s biggest band you’ve never heard of in HILLSONG – LET HOPE RISE (9/16)

CHRONIC follows the story of David, an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients (NYC 9/23, LA 9/30)

HARRY & SNOWMAN is a rags to riches story of a horse bought of the slaughter house truck and ends up in the winners circle (9/30)

Andrew Garfield stars in the moving true story of WWII hero Desmond Doss in

 

HACKSAW RIDGE (11/4)
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THE NEIGHBOR

On DVD, Digital HD and On Demand 

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September 6

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Director | Marcus Dunstan

Screenwriters | Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton

Cast | Josh Stewart, Alex Essoe, Bill Engvall

Synopsis | The film takes place in the small town of Cutter, Mississippi, where most people keep to themselves. But when John (Josh Stewart) comes home to find his girlfriend Rosie (Alex Essoe) missing, he suspects his mysterious and off-putting neighbor (Bill Engvall) is somehow involved. John learns that Rosie’s life is not all that is at stake after a visit to his neighbor’s cellar. It becomes clear that the seemingly quiet town is more dangerous than it looks, and John and Rosie must do more than just run away if they want to survive the night.

 
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FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK

 

OPENING | Friday, September 9th

TRAILER | https://player.vimeo.com/video/162327618

CAST | Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Zoe Saldana, Jim Parsons, Jason Alexander, Neil deGrasse Tyson and J.J. Abrams

DIRECTED BY | Adam Nimoy

SCREENPLAY BY | Adam Nimoy

PRODUCED BY | David Zappone, Kevin Layne, Joseph Kornbrodt

SYNOPSIS | For The Love Of Spock is a documentary film about the life of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock as well as that of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock for almost fifty years. The project started out as a collaboration between Leonard and his son, director Adam Nimoy, and was intended to help celebrate the upcoming fifty-year anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series. The project initially focused solely on the creation and evolution of Mr. Spock and the impact of Spock on Star Trek fans as well as on popular culture. After Leonard passed away in February 2015, Adam decided to broaden the focus of the film to include his father’s life and legacy. For The Love Of Spock draws on film clips, still photographs and interviews to paint a complete picture of Leonard’s artistic career with an emphasis on his most famous alter ego. Interviews of friends, family and colleagues include William Shatner and the original Star Trek cast as well as Zachary Quinto and the new crew of the Starship Enterprise. The film also contains interviews with filmmaker JJ Abrams and astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

As production on For The Love Of Spock continued, it became clear there was a third story that needed to be told; Adam’s personal experience growing up with Leonard and Spock. To this end, the younger Nimoy considers the ups and downs of being the son of a celebrity. This candid look at his relationship with his father includes their periods of estrangement as well as the events that finally brought them back together.

 
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TRANSPECOS

 

OPENING IN THEATERS AND DIGITAL | September 9, 2016

CAST | Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins, Jr.

DIRECTED BY | Greg Kwedar

SCREENPLAY BY | Greg Kwedar, Clint Bentley

PRODUCED BY | Molly Benson, Greg Kwedar, Clint Bentley, Nancy Schafer

SYNOPSIS | Depicting corruption as unavoidable as the desert heat, TRANSPECOS is a tense thriller that puts the audience in the shoes of three border patrol agents who man a check point on a remote highway.  Rookie Davis (Johnny Simmons) and seasoned Flores (Gabriel Luna) work with the callous, world-weary Hobbs (Clifton Collins Jr) to round out the trio.  On what feels like another routine stop, the contents of one car will throw their lives out of control.  As dark secrets are revealed, each passing hour will bring them closer to a nightmarish conclusion that could cost them their lives, in a world where the line between right and wrong shifts like the desert itself.

 

 
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THE WILD LIFE

 

OPENING | Friday, September 9th

TRAILER | http://www.thewildlife.movie/#/videos/

DIRECTED BY | Vincent Kesteloot

PRODUCED BY | Ben Stassen, Caroline Van Iseghem, Domonic Paris, Gina Gallo, Mimi Maynard

SCREENPLAY BY | Lee Christopher, Domonic Paris, Graham Welldon

SYNOPSIS | From the over-exuberant parrot Mak to the snack-obsessed tapir Rosie, from the persnickety echidna Epi to the acrobatic pangolin Pango, from the ditzy goat Scrubby to the commonsensical kingfisher Kiki and the always-cool chameleon Carmello, things are larger-than-life on a tropical isle that is pure wild animal paradise.  Then Robinson Crusoe, a marooned human, arrives in the midst of a furious storm, and their lives are forever changed by this bewildering new “creature.”  No matter their differences, castaway human and quirky animals embark on an hilarious new adventure, building the island’s first tree-house and surviving together.  But when two conniving members of the animal kingdom — the savage cats Mal & May – pounce into a battle for control of the island, Crusoe and his animal posse must uncover the true power of friendship against all odds (even savage cats).

 

 
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HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE

 

OPENING | Friday, September 16th

DIRECTED BY | Michael Joh Warren

PRODUCED BY | Jonathon Bock, Ben Field, Walter Matteson, Matt Weaver

SYNOPSIS | “Hillsong – Let Hope Rise” chronicles the spectacular and unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong UNITED. The music of Hillsong is so popular it is estimated that on any given Sunday, more than 50 million churchgoers around the world are singing their songs.

Routinely performing to sold-out stadiums, the 11-member band, led by Joel Houston, are all volunteers or employees of Hillsong Church, founded by Joel’s parents, Brian and Bobbie Houston.

With more than 16 million albums sold, music and merchandise sales enable Hillsong Church—which spans 12 global locations with more than 100,000 weekly attendees, including thriving congregations in New York and Los Angeles—to support both local and worldwide charity that includes feeding and educating children in the slums of India, holistic community development in Africa, rescuing and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking and sponsoring children living in poverty around the world.

 

 

CHRONIC

IN THEATERS | September 23rd in NYC, September 30th in LA, additional cities to follow

 

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY | Michel Franco

CAST | Tim Roth, Sarah Sutherland, Claire van der Boom

PRODUCED BY | Gabriel Ripstein, Michel Franco, Moisés Zonana, and Gina Kwon

SYNOPSIS | Written and directed by the internationally acclaimed Mexican auteur Michel Franco (After LuciaDaniel and Ana), the film follows the story of David, an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved – effects of his chronic depression – and he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal.

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HARRY & SNOWMAN

 

OPENING | Friday, September 30th

DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY | Ron Davis

 

TRAILER | http://www.harryandsnowman.com/trailer

 

Synopsis | HARRY & SNOWMAN is the soon to be released, award winning documentary that tells the remarkable life story of international show jumping legend Harry deLeyer, whose career was launched by his famous show jumping horse Snowman.  Snowman was an old Amish plow horse that Harry rescued off a truck that was bound for the meat and glue factory for only $80. Less than two years after he rescued Snowman, they rose to become the national show jumping champions and were the Cinderella story and media darlings of late 1950’s and 1960’s.  Very few horse stories have been able to truly touch the hearts of a nation. Red Pollard & Seabiscuit did in the 1930’s, Harry deLeyer & Snowman did it in the 1950’s and then Ron Turcotte & Secretariat were the last to do it in the 1970’s. HARRY & SNOWMAN will be the first time that Harry’s remarkable and heartfelt life story will be told by 85-year-old Harry himself.

 
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HACKSAW RIDGE

 

OPENING | Friday, November 4th

CAST | Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn

DIRECTED BY | Mel Gibson

PRODUCED BY | William Mechanic, David Permut, Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, Tyler Thompson, William D. Johnson and Brian Oliver

SCREENPLAY BY | Robert Schenkkan and Randall Wallace and Andrew Knight

SYNOPSIS | HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.