Tuesday, April 25, 2017



One-Night-Only Event Includes On-Stage Interview and Screening

SEATTLE, WA -- April 25, 2017 --The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will honor Anjelica Huston during this year’s 43rd edition and include the world premiere of her newest film, Trouble, written and directed by Theresa Rebeck. Taking place on Wednesday, June 7th at the historic SIFF Cinema Egyptian, the event will begin with an on-stage interview with Huston, followed by a screening of her new film which she both stars in and executive produced.

Anjelica Huston is a powerhouse of a woman whose career has spanned over 50 years: through modeling, film, television, and on the page. Born into the family of renowned film director John Huston, and legendary grandfather Walter Huston, Anjelica was sure to make a splash in the industry with both her unique beauty and strong presence. Over the past 50 years, Huston’s most notable roles have included Lilly Dillon in The Grifters, Maerose Prizzi in Prizzi’s Honor (in which she won an Academy Award® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role)Miss Eva Ernst in The Witches, Morticia Addams in the cult classic The Addams Family, Etheline Tennenbaum in Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tennenbaums, and most recently as Vicky on the Golden Globe winning comedy-drama Transparent. 

In her new film Trouble, Anjelica Huston stars alongside Bill Pullman as a feuding brother and sister whose differences entangle the fate of an old friend, played by David Morse. Both written and directed by Theresa Rebeck (creator ofSmash) and executive-produced by Huston, Trouble features strong performances that illuminate the honest realities of familial obligations and misunderstandings. Trouble also stars: Julia Stiles, Jim Parrack, Brian d'Arcy James, and Victor Williams.

Sarah Wilke, SIFF’s Executive Director says, “It is an honor to welcome such a talented, exquisite, and tenacious actress to this year’s festival. Anjelica Huston has graced the theater screen for many years and we at SIFF are elated to celebrate her success as an artist with our Career Achievement in Acting Award.”

In addition to the Tribute event and screening of Trouble, the Seattle International Film Festival will present two films pivotal to Huston’s career: The Grifters and The Witches. Preceding the Tribute event, The Grifters will screen on June 7th and The Witches will screen on June 10th. The complete Festival lineup will be announced on Wednesday, May 3. Box office sales for single tickets open online, by phone, and in person for the general public on Thursday, May 4, with special advance access to SIFF members on Wednesday, May 3.

Trouble was produced by Theresa Rebeck, Rachel Dengiz, Julie Buck, and Jaclyn Bashoff. WME Entertainment will be selling domestic rights while GPM will be handling the film’s international rights.

The 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival Tribute is presented in part by: Sole Repair Shop, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, and Lagunitas Brewing Company. 

The 2017 Festival runs May 18 through June 11 at venues in Seattle and surrounding cities.


Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 155,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 80 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.

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Monday, April 24, 2017

TNT Programming Alert Week of May 7, 2017


TNT Programming Alert

Week of May 7, 2017

American Race: Sneak Preview and Two-Night Television Event 

American Race

Episode 1: "Baltimore Rising" – Preview Sunday, May 7, at 11:30 p.m.(ET/PT); Series Premiere Thursday, May 11, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

In the premiere episode of American Race, Barkley sets off on a heartfelt journey across the country to discuss race in America. His first stop is Baltimore, Md., a city that became central to the Black Lives Matter Movement when riots broke out following the death of African-American Freddie Gray, who died because of injuries sustained in police custody. Barkley embeds with the community and police in Baltimore, hoping to bring both sides together in search of solutions.


Episode 2: "Muslim is the New Black" – Thursday, May 11, at 10 p.m.(ET/PT)

With America still reeling from Trump's immigration ban and anti-Muslim sentiment at a boiling point, Barkley tries to understand the state of Muslim-American relations across the country. He heads to Irving, Texas, the most diverse zip code in America, and finds the city in turmoil as a local ordinance banning "foreign laws" has upset its Muslims citizens. In addition, anti-Muslim groups have staged armed protests against a local mosque. Barkley meets with Muslim-Americans, militants and local lawmakers, some threatening the local mosque and others defending it, to find out what is at the root of the fear of Muslims in America.


American Race

Episode 3: "Entertainment Still So White" – Friday, May 12, at 9 p.m.(ET/PT)

With the country racially divided, Barkley travels to Los Angeles to understand how images of race are impacting everyone. He talks to entertainment industry professionals and consumers about the stereotypes they see on TV and in movies. He meets with media makers, from Korean-American rapper Dumbfoundead, artist-entrepreneur Ice Cube, to legendary writer/producer Norman Lear to gather perspectives on how to change the media’s portrayals of race. He asks if it's racist to laugh at racial stereotypes when he visits with pioneering comedy troop The Upright Citizens Brigade.


American Race

Episode 4: "The Divided States of America" – Friday, May 12, at 10 p.m.(ET/PT)

For the last stop of his journey on American Race, Barkley takes his exploration to Atlanta, the cradle of the Civil Rights movement, to explore how the country has become so divided. When he arrives, he finds the city embroiled in debate over immigration. He meets undocumented residents and civic leaders who use social media to organize their opposition to new immigration policies. He explores how racism is inflaming the current political debate, leading to the rise of the alt-right founded by Richard Spencer with whom Barkley has a vehement conversation. And at the Center for Civil and Human Rights, Barkley reunites with the friends he's met on his journey and gets an audience with C.T. Vivian, a legend of the civil rights movement.





 Join ARROW’s Echo Kellum, DC’s Jim Lee, Nerdist News’ Jessica Chobot, Machinima’s Chloe Dykstra, INJUSTICE 2 Comic Writer Tom Taylor, and NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon, for Exclusive Sneak Peaks, Character Reveals And More!   


The wait is almost over! In anticipation of the May 16 release of Injustice 2, DC All Access is hosting a special live event full of celebrity, carnage and comics. Broadcasting straight from Machinima Studios in Los Angeles, the special episode will stream live Friday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. PST.


In partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Injustice 2 live stream will include special appearances by Echo Kellum, star of The CW’s Arrow, DC EntertainmenPublisher Jim Lee, Nerdist News host Jessica Chobot, Machinima host Chloe Dykstra, and legendary programmer and NetherRealm Studios Creative Director Ed Boon, all to celebrate the forthcoming super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among UsDC All Access personalities Jason Inman, Whitney Moore and Hector Navarro will host the event. 


Featuring exclusive character reveals and gameplay footage, writer Tom Taylor will also join to discuss the new INJUSTICE 2 prequel comic inspired by the upcoming game. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment features a massive roster of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains and allows players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. 


Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on May 16, 2017. New episodes of DC All Access can be viewed via DC Entertainment’s official YouTube page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/DCEntertainmentTV


PURE COUNTRY: PURE HEART All-New New Feature Film Is Available for The First Time On DVD, Blu-ray ComboTM Pack & Digital HD August 1, 2017

Their Music Will Keep A Hero's Dreams Alive



All-New New Feature Film Is Available for The First Time

On DVD, Blu-ray ComboTM Pack & Digital HD August 1, 2017


BURBANK, CA (April 24th, 2017) – Kick up your boots and get ready to sing your heart out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE® Studios bring you a touching, tune-filled All-American tale of family in Pure Country: Pure Heart on August 1, 2017. Featuring country music icon Willie Nelson, Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, WWE Legend Shawn Michaels in a feature-length film filled with both new and popular songs, Pure Country: Pure Heart is priced to own on DVD ($18.94 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and Digital HD ($19.99 SRP). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are available exclusively at Walmart.


Directed by Damon Santostefano (Another Cinderella StoryThree To Tango) from a script by New York Times best-selling author Holly Goldberg Sloan (Angels in the Outfield, Made in America), Pure Country: Pure Heart is the newest installment of the adored Pure Country franchise and also stars Kaitlyn Bausch (One Life To Live), Cozi Zuehlsdorff (Dolphin Tale, Dolphin Tale 2), Amanda Detmer (Final Destination), Dara Sisterhen (Dog with a Blog, Switched At Birth), Mathew Barnes (Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Myra Turley (Flags of Our Fathers), famed singer-songwriter Ivan Neville, and Ronny Cox (Deliverance, Total RecallRobocop). Pure Country: Pure Heart is produced by Hunt Lowry (Pure Country 2: The GiftA Time to KillA Walk to Remember) and executive produced by President of WWE Studios, Michael Luisi (Fighting with My Family, Oculus, The Call).


The DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD release of Pure Country: Pure Heart will include the all-new original movie, as well as exciting enhanced content featuring a music video with Willie Nelson, interviews with the cast, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more.


Pure Country: Pure Heart is the moving, music-driven tale of teenage sisters Ada and Piper. Upon discovering a letter about their late father, a Marine who died in Iraq, they leave rural Tennessee and hit the road secretly in search of the truth about the man they never knew. As they uncover his past as a budding country music star, the sisters find their own voice, beginning their journey as singers/songwriters. 


Filmed on location in the heart of country music’s capitols New Orleans and Nashville, Pure Country: Pure Heartboasts 23 songs, curated by music supervisors Frankie Pine (Nashville, Mozart in the Jungle) and Mandi Collier (Nashville, Secrets and Lies), including 16 new songs making their debut in the film. Among the featured songs is Willie Nelson’s beloved “We Don’t Run,” Laura Bell Bundy’s all-new “Grass Ain’t Greener,” the Ronny Cox penned-and-performed “Silver City,” and a bevy of songs from award-winning country-music songwriters – including Trent Dabbs & Jabe Beyer, Jon Kenzie, Maren Morris and Dallas Davidson & Natalia Starzuynski. The songs are performed in the film by Bausch, Zuehlsdorff, Barnes, Bundy, Cox and Nelson. WaterTower Music will release the Pure Country: Pure Heart soundtrack on August 1st."


Pure Country is a wonderful, heartwarming franchise with proven success,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Vice President Family & Animation Marketing. "Pure Country: Pure Heart pulls you in with its music and engaging story about love, loss, and dreams.”

This is the third film in the Pure Countryseries. Other titles include Pure Country and Pure Country 2: The Gift.





     Music Video: “We Don’t Run”           

     Pure Country: You’ve Got to Have Heart

     Me Oh My-Meemaw’s PecanPie!