Bits & Pieces: Solskjaer Edition


Ponyboi, is the first narrative film, by and starring an out intersex individual in cinema history. River Gallo and Sadé Clacken Joseph direct this live-action short capturing a charming young intersex man who turns tricks in the New Jersey laundromat where he works. After premiering at Outfest Fusion in Los Angeles and screening at Inside Out Toronto film festival, this topical film will now be shown at BFI Flare and Tribeca. River will be receiving the 2019 Rising Star Award at the GLAAD Media awards later this month in Los Angeles, alongside Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

This long lost sci-fi masterpiece from maverick filmmaker Andrzej Żuławski screens at The Horse Hospital alongside an exhibition of costumes and ephemera from the film. In 1975, the maverick arthouse director Andrzej Żuławski decided to adapt a trilogy of novels written by his great-uncle, Jerzy. The so-called ‘Lunar Trilogy’ is considered a landmark in Polish sci-fi and went on to inspire Stanisław Lem’s writing. Yet Żuławski’s adaptation was not immediately fated for success. This epic, dystopian creation myth was shut down by the Communist party in 1977 after 80% of the footage was shot. The government then ordered the destruction of the film reels and all other set materials. Luckily, the film studio and crew ignored these orders, and Żuławski’s fantastical creativity was preserved. Watch the Extended Fragment from ON THE SILVER GLOBE HERE.

Kaavadi Productions and Indie Rights are pleased to announce the theatrical world premiere and Digital HD rollout of Kaarthikeyan Kirubhakaran’s musical drama His Father’s Voice.  Kaarthikeyan and producer Shankar Kiru have assembled some of the finest new talent from around the world for his feature directorial debut, including Jeremy Roske, Julia Koch, Sudharma Vaithiyanathan, P T Narendran, Ashwini Pratap Pawar, and Christopher Gurusamy.  His Father’s Voice will open in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Arena Cinelounge on April 19before the film premieres on Cable and Digital VOD in the coming weeks.

STUDIOCANAL are thrilled to launch the UK trailer and poster for S. Craig Zahler’s DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE, starring Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn, Tory Kittles, Jennifer Carpenter and Don Johnson, which comes to cinemas on 19th April.

Set on an uninhabited island 20 miles from the rugged Scottish coast, THE VANISHING tells the story of three lighthouse keepers who stumble on something that isn’t theirs to keep. What follows is an isolation and paranoia-fed battle for survival as the men venture down a path of destruction.

The Pale Faced Lady is a brand new short film from Writer / Producer / Director Jeff Payne (CallMeJeff86) that captures haunting imagery with old fashion storytelling designed to scare.  It’s a classic ghost story but it’s also very reminiscent of movies like “The Ring” and “The Grudge”.

Director Monique Sorgen’s short Sorry, Not Sorry, which was inspired by William Carlos William’s 1934 poem This is Just to Say, tells a humorous and relatable tale about being in a couple. This entertaining short film has been selected for numerous high profile film festivals including Cinequest Film Festival, Cleveland International Film Festival and Florida Film Festival.

Lauren Cooney’s transcendent film was inspired by Gareth Edwards’ Monsters and tells the story of a generation born knowing the end of the world is imminent. After enjoying an award-winning festival run this powerful film will be released this month and was created through improvisation and guerrilla filmmaking in the dangerous jungles of India.

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Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC.  Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.


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