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Specialty B.O. Preview: ‘For No Good Reason’, ‘The German Doctor’, ‘Locke’, ‘Who Is Dayani Cristal?’

By | Thursday April 24, 2014 @ 5:39pm PDT

boxoffice-specialty__111212022432-200x150 (1)Johnny Depp gets another big screen turn, this time in a documentary. Sony Classics will open For No Good Reason in limited release this weekend. The title is among the Specialty newcomers that will bow the last weekend in April. Samuel Goldwyn Films will open Cannes 2013 feature The German Doctor, based on a novel written by the filmmaker. A 24 is opening Tom Hardy starrer Locke. The film was made under an unusual timetable. And Kino Lorber will launch Sundance doc-hybrid Who Is Dayani Cristal? which features Gael García Bernal in a true investigative story about one would-be émigré’s journey north.

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Director: Charlie Paul
Subjects: Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Hunter S. Thompson, Terry Gilliam, Richard E. Grant
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Director Charlie Paul and his wife, producer Lucy Paul run a UK-based production company Itch Films, which primarily produces commercials. The pair began what would be For No Good Reason 15 years ago. In the bio-doc, Johnny Depp visits Ralph Steadman, the renowned artist and the last of the original Gonzo visionaries who worked alongside Hunter S. Thompson. “Charlie has always been interested in the process of art. He’s an ex-punk and is drawn to counter-culture,” said Lucy Paul. “Ralph holds the torch of that and is one of his artistic heroes.” Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Who Is Dayani Cristal?’

By | Tuesday April 15, 2014 @ 3:36pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Who Is Dayani Cristal? opened the World Cinema Documentary section at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and won that year’s cinematography award. Focusing on the death of migrant workers in the Sonora desert, the film follows a team from the Pima County Morgue in Arizona as they try to identify a man who died trying to enter the U.S. through that dangerous path. Mexican actor and activist Gael Garcia Bernal investigates the life of the immigrant, known as Dayani Cristal, retracing the man’s harrowing journey along the migrant trail in Central America. Marc Silver directs. Bernal also produces with Lucas Ochoa and Thomas Benski. The pic is set to bow on April 25 in NYC and will expand nationwide in the following weeks. Check out the trailer:

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