Sunday, September 30, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Public Image Ltd: Fall Tour Kicks Off Tues., October 9 In New Orleans; Doc Film 'The Public Image Is Rotten' In U.S. Theaters Now
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE”
A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED
CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SERIES
Available on Digital September 3
Available on DVD October 2
Nominated for two Emmy Awards – Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program
Arlington, Va. – September 18, 2018 – PBS Distribution announces the release of “MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” on Digital September 3 and on DVD October 2. “MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE,” is a celebrity-filled special that celebrates MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond. Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new program, which pays tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today. The program also features interviews with numerous celebrities who have been influenced and inspired by Fred Rogers, a modest man who always said, “I am not a teacher, I simply help children learn.”
“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” will be available on Digital September 3 and on DVD ($19.99 SRP) October 2, 2018. The program has a run time of approximately 60 minutes.
Michael Keaton, who worked as a stagehand and made appearances on the series in the 1970s, hosts the special. Judd Apatow, Joyce DiDonato, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Kratt, John Lithgow, Yo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Sarah Silverman, Esperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, while Joe Negri (“Handyman Negri”), David Newell (“Mr. McFeely”) and Joanne Rogers, Fred’s widow, share their personal stories. Also featured are performances from the archives by Tony Bennett, The Empire Brass Quintet, Hillary Hahn, Margaret Hamilton,
Yo-Yo Ma and Nicholas, Wynton Marsalis, and Perlman.
The nearly 900 episodes created by Fred Rogers encompass topics that resonate to this day with adults and children alike. Favorite segments, such as a visit with Koko the Gorilla, Big Bird’s appearance in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as well as trips to the Crayola Factory and the Radio Flyer Wagon Company, are highlighted.
“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE”is produced by JoAnn Young (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala, Oscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams) and John Paulson (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala and A Raisin in the Sun Revisited). Ellen Doherty and Kevin Morrison of Fred Rogers Productions are executive producers.
Monday, September 17, 2018
THE CATCHER WAS A SPY Stranger-Than-Fiction Espionage Thriller Arrives on DVD & Digital October 2, 2018
THE CATCHER WAS A SPY
Paul Rudd stars as Moe Berg in the incredible true story of how a professional baseball player became a World War II spy. A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the U.S. government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher's mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce and Paul Giamatti costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.
THE CATCHER WAS A SPY is rated R for some sexuality, violence and language. The film will be available on DVD with deleted scenes or on Digital beginning October 2, 2018.
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
4th Nordic International Film Festival to be hosted by the popular comedian Al Pitcher
The Nordic International Film Festival is now in its 4th year. Due to popular demand and a higher number of film submissions, this year the festival has been expanded to 5 Days, making it the biggest Nordic festival outside of Europe. The 4th Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) will be held from October 31st – November 4th at Scandinavia House in New York.
The festival is delighted to announce their host for 2018, comedian Al Pitcher who began his standup career in 1999, the same year he reached the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ final and many other high profile competitions in the UK. Performing all around the world this well loved comedian has picked up numerous awards including Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, Best Male Competition, the Swedish Standup Award, the People’s Choice Award and more. He performed at the incite only Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal alongside Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly and in 2017, he premiered his latest show ‘Sweden Syndrome’ which he is currently touring around the world.
The Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) celebrates Nordic and international films. They discover new and upcoming independent films as well as honoring great work from already established filmmakers. NIFF's programmers focus on finding diverse independent films with strong characters and storylines and encourage all filmmakers, regardless of ethnicity or religion. This exciting festival was founded by Johan Matton and Linnea Larsdotter.
“This way of introducing non-represented films as a festival to distribution companies is our way to help independent filmmakers obtain distribution for their films without having to pay for sales agent fees. As a festival, we have leverage to help the filmmakers though the distribution companies know we as a festival have watched hundreds of films and selectively introduces only, maybe, only 2-3 titles to the distribution company that we believe hold very high quality” – Johan Matton, Founder of Nordic International Film Festival.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
STAR WARS™ SMUGGLER’S GUIDE:
NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD (DELUXE EDITION)
Recovered from a strong box on the Millennium Falcon, Star Wars™: Smuggler's Guide traces its own extraordinary journey through such notorious characters as Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Dryden Vos, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo. Explore previously unknown details about the underhanded dealings of the galaxy's underworld.
The lengths to which the underworld will go for a legendary prize is unparalleled. What started as a simple logbook with a piece of valuable information was soon stolen, traded, and smuggled around the Outer Rim and shady ports. With each pirate, thief, gambler, and criminal who took possession of the book, new insight and details were added, creating the Smuggler's Guide—a coveted collection of hidden treasure locations, advice, and hard-earned data.
STAR WARS SMUGGLER’S GUIDE: NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD (DELUXE EDITION)
$99.99 USD, $129.99 CAN
EPIC INK, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group