THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT in Limited U.S. Theaters June 21

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Director: James Fletcher
Featuring: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Kellyanne Conway,
Piers Morgan, Mary Katharine Ham, Aaron Sorkin, Anthony Scaramucci,
David Pakman, Molly Ball, April Ryan, Steve Schmidt, and Van Jones
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes
Rating: Not Yet Rated
Genre: Documentary

As America began to try and come to terms with the surprising (and for many voters, horrifying) results of the presidential race of 2016, the subsequent rapid-fire speed of events and jam-packed news cycles meant that nobody would ever have the opportunity to truly and properly reflect on what exactly just happened -- and how did it?

Directed and produced by British filmmaker/journalist James Fletcher, THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT uncovers a detailed play-by-play from all angles on how it all went down, the state of America that led to the results, what the electorate was really motivated by, and how a former reality show host with an elevated understanding of the media and entertainment was able to connect with voters from all walks of life and stage a takeover of Washington D.C. -- whether he meant to or not.

Featuring an impressively diverse and balanced set of fascinating interviews from both sides of the aisle, THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT is an educated examination of the most controversial election in modern history, and one that every future campaign - most notably the one currently in play - should study with an electron microscope.

THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT will be screening in limited U.S. theaters beginning Monday, June 21, 2021, and will be coming soon to Starz.

Follow THE ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENT:
IMDb: www.imdb.com/title/tt12920934/
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Twitter: www.twitter.com/TheAccidental45

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Gravitas Ventures Feature Documentary “Stronger For Life” On All VOD/Digital Platforms; Blu-Ray and DVD July 20, 2021

What does an internationally renowned fitness expert and entrepreneur do when faced with a diagnosis of breast cancer?

When internationally acclaimed fitness expert Ilaria Montagnani received her initial diagnosis of breast cancer in the summer of 2016, she decided to film footage documenting this emotionally and physically challenging journey. Her whole life, she has been driven to acquire strength and knowledge to help herself and others –and this terrifying cancer diagnosis was no exception to her life’s mission.

Ilaria’s main belief that hard work teaches you to never give up - was truly put to the test and she wanted to honestly show how this disease would affect her physically and emotionally.

For anyone, a diagnosis of cancer is a frightening and life-changing experience but for a professional athlete and international fitness instructor, it is a challenge of unprecedented impact. Ilaria sought out a woman who took her workouts, Noriko Sugiura, a Japanese filmmaker friend to help guide her in the process.

More than a 100-hours of footage in on a hand-held camera, Ilaria next sought out a team of editors and cinematographers – Corey Florin (“Dream Factories,” “High Expectations”), Stephanie Gaweda (“Summer Moon,” “Mates”), and Federico Rosenzvit (“Years of Living Dangerously,” “Laredo, Texas,” and “City of Joel”), to guide and shape the documentary chronicling her journey. This is the filmmaking team that eventually shot and edited the movie that became “Stronger For Life.” “Stronger For Life,” is a cinematic sibling to inspirating and relatable documentaries “Dancer,” and “Any One Of Us,” which have chronicled the physical and mental struggles of athletes where life has thrown them unseen medical curveballs and a chance to make it through to the other side of illness.

Multiple media outlets from around the world have covered Ilaria fitness journey in her more than 20 years in the fitness world, including: The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Martha Stewart Show, The Dr. Oz Show, The Tyra Show, and CBS and ABC Evening News, among many others. The Wall Street Journal called her a “leading force” in the fitness world and New York magazine labeled her one of the city’s top fitness gurus. In 2017, Ilaria received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Equinox Fitness for top group fitness instructor in the country.

Where to follow the film and its journey:
Website:  www.strongerforlife.film
Instagram: @strongerforlife.film

“Stronger For Life”
Ilaria Montagnani arrived in the United States from Florence, Italy at nineteen. She loves New York City and its potential to be anything you want to be if you work hard and have vision. During the next 20 years, Ilaria overcomes many obstacles as a pioneering woman entrepreneur developing weight-training and fitness workouts based on martial arts.

She is one of the first women to bring strength training and martial arts to gyms in the U.S.In 2016, Ilaria, then an internationally recognized fitness expert at the peak of her career, was diagnosed with breast cancer. For an athlete of her magnitude, it was devastating.

Shortly after her struggle, Ilaria learns of her father’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. Stronger for Life documents Ilaria’s fight against cancer and how she embodied her own philosophy: Exercise makes you stronger for life, to overcome the heartache and challenges she encounters.

Hollywood’s First Major Premiere ‘Cruella’

Disney's live-action film, 'Cruella’, starring Emma Stone, opens in theaters and on Disney Plus Premier Memorial Day weekend.

Photo: Yevette Renee
Photo: Yevette Renee

The long awaited Hollywood red carpet premieres have officially returned on Wednesday night, when Disney's new film screened at their El Capitan theater.

The film stars Emma Stone as the young Cruella de Vil, the villain from Disney's iconic 101 Dalmatians.

On the red carpet where the film's star, Emma Stone and Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and the man with the vision, director Craig Gillespie.

Because of the safety protocols in place, including social distancing, it was a smaller crowd. And a true indication of the changes caused by
COVID 19, the media was not invited to the screening.

Photo: Yevette Renee
Photo: Yevette Renee

‘THE DARK HOBBY’ Available On Demand and Digital Platforms Today, May 21

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Featuring: Kimokeo Kapalehuahua,Kupuna and Robert Wintner, reef activist, AKA Snorkel Bob

The Dark Hobby debuts today, May 21 on the following platforms:

iTunes, AppleTV, YouTube, GooglePlay, Vudu and Vimeo

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ABOUT

Like The Cove and Blackfish, The Dark Hobby follows conservationists and scientists who will stop at nothing to protect what's underwater.

The Dark Hobby tracks the turbulent crusade to save the reef life at stake in an age old struggle that pits conservation against commerce. Aquarium trade extraction, an industry worth billions, has devastated reef species and habitat globally. Aloha from Hawaii continues the fight.

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Willy Kaupiko is Mayor of Millolii, Hawaii’s last working fishing village. Kaimi Kaupiko is a teacher and Hawaiian practitioner. Gail Grabowsky is Director of Environmental Studies at Chaminade University. A Martinez hosts Take Two on KPCC radio, LA. Jonathan Balcombe is author of What a Fish Knows. Ben Williamson, formerly of PETA, is now with World Animal Protection. Teresa Telecky, Vice President at Humane Society International, and Jessica Wooley was instrumental in passing Senate Bill 1240, halting Hawaii’s aquarium trade.

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BREWMANCE on Amazon Prime Video Today, June 1, in U.S. and UK

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BREWMANCE

Director & Producer: Christo Brock (Touch The Wall)
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Genre: Feature Documentary
Country: USA

BREWMANCE now available on VOD on all major platforms in US, Canada, UK and more.

On the following VOD platforms :

U.S.:
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV (iTunes), FandangoNow , Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft Store. Google Play, Altavod, Vimeo On Demand and InDemand on Comcast, Spectrum, Cox and major cable providers.

Canada:
Apple TV (iTunes), Google Play , Microsoft Store, Vimeo On Demand

UK:
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV (iTunes), Google Play, Microsoft Store, Vimeo On Demand

The American Craft Beer movement began with a group of restless homebrewers searching for something genuine and flavorful. Today it’s evolved into a redefinition of beer and an international cultural phenomenon. That uniquely American spirit of rebellion and innovation survives in two groups of homebrewers from Long Beach, California who are looking to open their own breweries and bring their beers to the world. These include a Christian father-son team who grew close over making beer and a retired rock star looking for the “quiet" existence of a brewery owner.

With the insight and commentary of legendary brewers Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), Fritz Maytag (Anchor Brewing), Charlie Papazian, Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River), Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Jim Koch (Boston Brewing) and others, BREWMANCE reveals the soul of craft beer in the heart of America.

Christo Brock is an American Producer, Director, and Editor best known for the iconic swim documentary Touch the Wall, the sports films Spirit of the Marathon and Hood to Coast, and the craft beer documentary BREWMANCE.

For more information on the project: www.brewmancemovie.com

Follow on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter @brewmancemovie

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KNOTS : A FORCED MARRIAGE STORY In Theaters and Virtual May 7

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Director and Writer: Kate Ryan Brewer
Starring: Fraidy Reiss, Sara Tasneem, Nina Van Harn

Coming to VOD in June

KNOTS is a powerful documentary that explores forced and child marriages, which are occurring legally across the United States every day and covered by all the major news outlets

KNOTS is screening at the following locations:

May 7 - Laemmle Virtual/All Cities (including L.A, NYC)
May 7 - Laemmle L.A Physical

Director Kate Brewer reveals the disturbing truth about this problem in modern America through the complicated experience of three forced marriage survivors. Nina Van Harn, Sara Tasneem, and Fraidy Reiss share intimate details of their personal journeys of surviving, escaping and ultimately becoming powerful voices in the historic fight to end the human rights abuse of forced marriage.

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Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Epic UNDERGODS On Demand Friday, May 7

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Director and Writer: Chino Moya
Starring: Johann Myers, Géza Röhrig, Michael Gould

From May 7, Undergods will be released day-and-date; in select cinemas nationwide and On-Demand simultaneously.
A limited-edition Blu-ray and vinyl soundtrack are also planned for later in the year.

UNDERGODS is set in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world, were K and Z roam the streets on the lookout for corpses and something even more valuable - fresh meat.

Following its world premiere at Fantasia last year, the film went on to celebrate its UK premiere at Glasgow Film Festival in February.
Since then, Undergods has gone on to receive two British Independent Film Award (BIFA) nominations.

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ENFANT TERRIBLE, the Life of ‘70s filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder In Theaters Friday, May 14

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Director Oskar Roehler
Writer: Klaus Richter, Oskar Roehler
Starring Oliver Masucci, Hary Prinz, Katja Riemann, and Felix Hellmann

ENFANT TERRIBLE, the biopic of iconic German New Wave director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, commences in select theaters this June from Dark Star Pictures. This is the story of a child of his time…of an extremely talented and dynamic filmmaker named Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who dreams of making movies about the cold-hearted, archaic Federal German society and about the longing for respect and love of the outsiders – foreigners, underprivileged groups, small convicts. His fulminant rise to being one of the most important directors in Europe correlates with his mental and physical fall and his early death.

ENFANT TERRIBLE's World premiere screened at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival.

See ENFANT TERRIBLE in Select Theaters In-Person and Virtually starting May 7 at the following locations:

May 7 - LA for Laemmle NoHo (physical)
May 14 - Laemmle (virtual) includes New York
May 14 - Cleveland Cinematheque
May 14 - VIFF Film Society Vancouver
May 20 - San Diego FilmOut
May 28 - New Orleans, Zeitgeist Film Center (Physical)
June 23 - Goethe Pop Up Cinema, Seattle

Many more screenings to be announced!

ENFANT TERRIBLE will be On Demand and DVD beginning June 16.

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View Some of TCM Classic Film Festival Programming

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2021 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Begins on Thursday, May 6th through Sunday, May 9th at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the Classics Curated by TCM Hub on HBO Max.

FAME. Photo: TCM Film Festival 2021
FAME. Photo: TCM Film Festival 2021

Debbie Allen discusses Fame at TCMFF

Fame (1980) airs on TCM during the TCM Classic Film Festival on Sunday, May 9, at 11:45pm ET with an introduction from star Debbie Allen.

Lisa Rinna discusses A Star is Born at TCMFF

A Star is Born (1954) is available on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, featuring a conversation with actress and entrepreneur Lisa Rinna.

Martin Scorsese discusses Goodfellas at TCMFF

Goodfellas (1990) is available on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 5pm PT and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival, featuring a conversation with director Martin Scorsese.

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A STAR IS BORN, James Mason, Judy Garland, 1954

Charles Burnett and Billy Woodberry discuss the L.A. Rebellion

This collection will be on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival. This late 1960s-early 1990s independent film movement was founded by Black film students at UCLA, including Charles Burnett, Julie Dash and Billy Woodberry and features influences by African cinema and Italian neo-realism. Festival Extras for this collection include a conversation about the L.A. Rebellion with TCM Host Jacqueline Stewart and filmmakers Billy Woodberry and Charles Burnett

Jet Jockeys in Love: The Making of Chain Lightning with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt

Chain Lightning (1950) will be on HBO Max starting on Thursday, May 6, beginning at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival. Extras to the film on HBO Max will include Jockeys in Love: The Making of Chain Lightning with Craig Barron and Ben Burtt.

West Side Story. Photo: TCM Film Festival 2021.
West Side Story. Photo: TCM Film Festival 2021.

West Side Story Reunion

Opening Night of the TCM Classic Film Festival will be a 60th Anniversary Screening of West Side Story with stars Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and Russ Tamblyn. The Opening Night event premieres on both TCM and HBO Max on May 6th at 8pm ET.

TCMFF’s SF Sketchfest Presents Plan 9 From Outer Space Table Read – Adapted By Dana Gould

The television premiere of this table read of Plan 9 From Outer Space airs on TCM during the TCM Classic Film Festival on Friday, May 7, at 8:00pm ET. Features Maria Bamford, Bobcat Goldthwait, Oscar Nuñez, Laraine Newman, Bob Odenkirk, David Koechner, Janet Varney, Jonah Ray, Paul F. Tompkins, Gary Anthony Williams, Baron Vaughn, Deborah Baker Jr. and Kat Aagesen.

Jacqueline Bisset discusses Bullitt with TCM Host Eddie Muller

Bullitt (1968) will air on TCM on Saturday, May 8, at 5:45pm ET. It will also be available on HBO Max as part of the Essentials collection starting on Thursday, May 6, at 8pm ET and available through the weekend for the TCM Classic Film Festival.

Bulitt-Jacqueline Bissett. Photo: TCM Classic Movie Classic 2021
Bulitt-Jacqueline Bissett. Photo: TCM Classic Movie Classic 2021

2021 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL

Thursday, May 6th through Sunday, May 9th at two virtual venues: the TCM network and the Classics Curated by TCM Hub on HBO Max.

View Turner Classic Movies Schedule

View HBO Max Lineup

View Linear Schedule

For more information, please visit http://filmfestival.tcm.com

View trailer below of the clips of the main programs at the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021.

About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz along with hosts Alicia Malone, Dave Karger, Jacqueline Stewart and Eddie Muller, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination.

With more than two decades as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® and Summer Under the Stars. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events such as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles.

In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app. Fans can also enjoy a TCM curated classics experience on HBO Max.

About HBO Max

HBO Max® is WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform, offering best in class quality entertainment. HBO Max features the greatest array of storytelling for all audiences from the iconic brands of HBO, Warner Bros., DC, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and much more. The streaming platform initially launched in the United States in May 2020.

This year, it will expand into Latin America and the HBO-branded streaming services in Europe (the Nordics, Spain, Central Europe, the Baltics and Portugal) will be upgraded to HBO Max.

New Trailer BREWMANCE

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Director: Christo Brock (Touch The Wall)
Genre: Feature Documentary
Runtime: 1 hour 42 minutes
Country: USA

Releasing on VOD on all Major Platforms on April 13, 2021 in the US, Canada, UK and more

VOD Platforms:
US:
Apple TV (iTunes), FandangoNow , Google Play, Vudu, Microsoft Store. Google Play, Altavod, Vimeo On Demand and InDemand on Comcast, Spectrum, Cox and major cable providers.

CANADA:
Apple TV (iTunes), Google Play, Microsoft Store, Vimeo On Demand

UK:
Apple TV (iTunes), Google Play, Microsoft Store, Vimeo On Demand

Dan Sundstrom (Ten Mile Brewing) in Christo Brock's BREWMANCE.
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Dan Sundstrom (Ten Mile Brewing) in Christo Brock's BREWMANCE. (Photo Credit: BROCKLAMATION FILMS)

The American Craft Beer movement began with a group of restless homebrewers searching for something genuine and flavorful. Today it’s evolved into a redefinition of beer and an international cultural phenomenon. That uniquely American spirit of rebellion and innovation survives in two groups of homebrewers from Long Beach, California who are looking to open their own breweries and bring their beers to the world. These include a Christian father-son team who grew close over making beer and a retired rock star looking for the “quiet" existence of a brewery owner.

With the insight and commentary of legendary brewers Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada), Fritz Maytag (Anchor Brewing), Charlie Papazian, Vinnie Cilurzo (Russian River), Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Jim Koch (Boston Brewing) and others, BREWMANCE reveals the soul of craft beer in the heart of America.

CHRISTO BROCK is an American Producer, Director, and Editor best known for the iconic swim documentary Touch the Wall, the sports films Spirit of the Marathon and Hood to Coast, and the craft beer documentary BREWMANCE.

More info on the project at: www.brewmancemovie.com.
Follow @brewmancemovie on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

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