Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘Unfinished Song’, ‘Between Us’, ‘A Hijacking’, ‘Somm’, ‘The Attack’, ‘Downloaded’

By | Thursday June 20, 2013 @ 8:31pm PDT

Brian Brooks is a Deadline contributor.

Like last week, a number of Specialty offerings are seemingly undeterred to go up against some of the biggest Summer juggernauts. Narratives and features will open in limited release going up against World War Z and Monsters University. The Weinstein Company will debut its Terence Stamp/Vanessa Redgrave starrer Unfinished Song, while Monterey Media will open Between Us from Slamdance co-founder Dan Mirvish. Magnolia will release Danish-produced drama/thriller A Hijacking, while fellow foreign release The Attack from Cohen Media Group will also begin its run Friday. Joining the fray are two docs. Samuel Goldwyn Films is organizing wine tastings and more along with its new roll out, Somm. And Abramorama will open Downloaded featuring heavy-hitters from the music biz.

Unfinished Song
Director-writer: Paul Andrew Williams
Cast: Terence Stamp, Vanessa Redgrave, Gemma Arterton, Barry Martin, Anne Reid
Distributor: The Weinstein Company

TWC came on board Paul Andrew Williams’ Unfinished Song while it was still completing production. The comedy/drama revolves around a grumpy pensioner who honors his recently deceased wife’s passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James. “It has an older audience but it plays to a younger one if we can get them in,” noted TWC’s president of Theatrical Distribution, Erik Lomis. Read More »

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VH1 Announces ‘Downloaded’ Docu Theatrical & VOD Runs

By | Monday May 20, 2013 @ 4:41pm PDT

Alex Winter’s documentary about the rise and fall of Napster will open at Manhattan’s Village East Cinema on Friday, June 21 and the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in Los Angeles on June 28, VH1 announced today. Focusing … Read More »

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VH1 & AOL Partner On ‘Downloaded’ Doc Distribution

By | Tuesday April 30, 2013 @ 1:39am PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Winter’s documentary about about the rise and fall of Napster has a new online home. AOL will be making Downloaded available to visitors to its on.aol.com via streaming later this year. This is … Read More »

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Hot SXSW Trailer: ‘Downloaded’

By | Wednesday January 30, 2013 @ 1:46pm PST

The 2013 SXSW Film Festival announces its complete feature line-up for this year on Thursday but we already know that Downloaded is going to one of them. The festival announced earlier this month that documentary would … Read More »

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