Thursday, October 17, 2019

Janis Joplin Broadway Musical In Theaters November 5-11, 2019


New York, NY (October 17, 2019) CineLife Entertainment®, the event cinema division of Spotlight Cinema Networks and BroadwayHD® announce the theatrical release of the popular Broadway musical, A Night with Janis Joplin, in U.S. theaters beginning November 5th.
Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and instantly became the Queen of Rock & Roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with southern comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock over 50 years ago. 
A Night with Janis Joplin follows the icon’s rise to fame and pays tribute to some of her biggest musical influences -- legends like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith.
The BroadwayHD production is produced by Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley, and directed by Emmy® Award Winner David Horn. The multi-camera capture brings this unique performance to life, providing viewers with the best perspective of every scene so they always feel that they have the best seats in the house. A Night with Janis Joplin stars Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway’s original Janis, in her Tony Award®-nominated role.
The stage production was written and directed by Randy Johnson, choreographed by Patricia Wilcox, and produced for the stage by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC. The production was presented in further association with The Estate of Janis Joplin and Jeffrey Jampol of JAM, Inc. Since its premiere in 2011, A Night with Janis Joplin has received multiple nominations/awards and has been seen at sold-out engagements nationwide. The show is currently on its third national tour.
CineLife Entertainment’s Executive Vice President, Bernadette McCabe said: “Janis Joplin was an iconic, soulful rock and blues singer and a huge influence on our culture. She lives on in this Broadway to cinema production as if she were standing right in front of you today.” Watch the trailer here:
BroadwayHD’s co-founders and Tony Award® winners’ Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane comment: “We are absolutely thrilled to bring this production to life and share it on the big screen. It captures the electricity and life of the show.”
Janis’ siblings Laura and Michael took part in the production and found rare live recordings that influenced the musical:
“I am thrilled that A Night with Janis Joplin is coming to the big screen. The show brings a lift to my spirit. Dancing in the aisles is a must!” – Michael Joplin
“Let's Rock Together!  The film’s closeup and wide-angle shots create intense, intimate moments, where we join the audience's connection with Janis.”  – Laura Joplin
Mary Bridget Davies will release a new album in 2020. The first “double-sided” single from the upcoming album “Stay With Me: The Reimagined Songs of Jerry Ragovoy” will be released on October 25th, 2019, which includes the never before released “The Right Of Way” and a Ragovoy classic: “Stay With Me”. The album consists of rare, reimagined arrangements and some never before released Jerry Ragovoy songs. Mr. Ragovoy was the hit songwriter for such legendary Joplin classics like “A Piece Of My Heart,” “Cry Baby,” and “Stay With Me,” which is prominently featured in A Night with Janis Joplin. Mary Bridget Davies will be live in concert for the single release in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge on October 26 at 8:00 pm. 
Tickets for the musical movie are on sale now. For theaters and showtimes visit:
Spotlight Cinema Networks is the only cinema advertising company dedicated to serving the needs of art house and luxury exhibitors for cinema advertising, preshow entertainment, event cinema and digital display distribution.  CineLife Entertainment® acquires and distributes event cinema and alternative content titles in the U.S. and international markets. Spotlight Cinema Networks is owned by Wagner-Cuban Companies and Arthouse Marketing Group, and represents the top exhibitors in these genres, including segment leaders Angelika Film Center, Laemmle Theatres, Landmark Theatres, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Flix Brewhouse, and Silverspot Cinemas.
BroadwayHD, founded in 2015 by Tony Award® winning producers Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, is the only streaming service offering premium full-length stage plays and musicals captured specifically for multi-platform viewing to theatre fans across the globe.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Chicago Int'l Film Festival >> It's Opening Night! (Chicago, IL.)

Festival Daily: Day 1
See You at Opening Night!

We're kicking off this year’s Festival with screenings and an after party for our Opening Night selection Motherless Brooklyn.

Wednesday, October 16
Screenings: 6:30pm | 7:00pm | 7:15pm

VIP After-Party to follow at the Burlington Room at Union Station
Opening Night Sponsors
Zombieland: Double Tap
After Dark program opens tonight!
Costume Contest: Come dressed as your favorite character or zombie! Best Dressed wins Zombieland prize pack!

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

Tonight @ 10:00pm
Tickets: $13
Festival Highlights
See the diverse selection of films coming this weekend!
Varda By Agnés

Before her passing earlier this year, legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, Faces Places) completed this self-portrait filled with whimsy and insight, at once delightful and bittersweet.

Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway
Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia, Latvia, Romania

A gonzo melange of exploitation cinema, kung-fu fighting, Cold War paranoia, and retro sci-fi fuels the madcap action as this absurd adventure careens toward a thrilling, hilarious conclusion.

Director Miguel Llansó in attendance
My Father and Me
United Kingdom

An intimate story of one family that also takes an expansive, philosophical look at the 20th Century. From the acclaimed documentarian Nick Broomfield (Kurt & Courtney).

Director Nick Broomfield in attendance
Gloria Mundi

A working-class family in Marseille struggles to make ends meet in this tense intergenerational drama, and winner of the Best Actress Award at Venice (Ariane Ascaride).

Actor Robinson Stevenin in attendance
The Daily Deal is Back!
$10 Screenings Throughout The Festival
Enjoy our Daily Deal to see special highlights from each day's Festival program!

Two films will be spotlighted each day of the Festival, and tickets can be purchased for only $10 each (all fees included). Each day's Daily Deal screenings will be announced in the daily newsletter sent every day of the Festival.

Look out for the first deal tomorrow in our Day 2 newsletter!

Please note: The Daily Deal will be valid for the listed screenings only.
Pop-Up Screenings at the MCA
This Friday, October 18!
We are thrilled to partner with the MCA to bring two Chicago-made films to audiences, The New Bauhaus & Knives and Skin. Both films with have filmmakers and talent in attendance.
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Cinema/Chicago members experience the Festival all year round with access to exclusive advance screenings! This year's screenings have included The Peanut Butter FalconLuceBlinded by the LightPavarotti, and more. Join today for Festival and year-round benefits!
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