Debate about the role of critics and the demise of local newspapers frequently surfaces among specialty filmmakers and distributors. And for some specialized fare opening this weekend, critics definitely played a big part. Critics and audience reaction prompted Sony Classics to pick up Where Do We Go Now? after initial hesitation. And Roadside Attractions’ theatrical release Tonight You’re Mine appears to have scored some high-powered critical acclaim the distributer is hoping will give the feature a positive push. Also this weekend among specialty offerings, Magnet Releasing bows the thriller God Bless America at sister company Landmark Theatre following a VOD debut. First Run Features’ Nobody Else But You is going for straight theatrical after exhibitors scoffed at a possible VOD component and A Bag Of Hammers also joins this weekend’s limited openers. READ MORE »
MPI Media Group announced today the formation of MPI Pictures. The theatrical distribution arm of the Chicago-based entertainment company will specialize in the release of foreign language art films, American independent films and high-end genre. And they are …
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