A JIM DUDEK FILM
10/1/05 Temporarily Closed For Relocation
For Immediate Release
"THIS DIVIDED STATE", A RAW AND RIVETING DOCUMENTARY FILM THAT EXAMINES THE HEATED "RED VERSUS BLUE" RIFT IN OUR NATION, WITH MICHAEL MOORE AND SEAN HANNITY, OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE WED. SEPT. 14, 2005
"Filmmaking gold…extremely moving." – New York Times
This Divided State begins in September 2004 with the presidential election fast approaching and the State of Utah ready to declare itself "Bush Country" once again. However, this complacent state of Republican majority was rocked when Utah Valley State College announced that liberal filmmaker Michael Moore would speak on their campus two weeks before the election. Within 24 hours of the announcement, a media frenzy descended upon the school as angry community members and religious leaders shouted protests, pointed fingers, and quoted Mormon scripture. Some even claimed Moore’s arrival would bring the Apocalypse.
The student body representatives who had invited Michael Moore soon were inundated with hate mail, death threats, and claims that they had committed "treason". Other students who supported Moore’s right to speak were labeled "liberal," "anti-Mormon," or just simply "evil." Spearheading the anti-Moore campaign was Kay Anderson, local millionaire, Sunday school teacher and self-appointed community spokesperson. Mr. Anderson made local headlines when he attempted to bribe the college administration, during a public forum, with a personal $25,000 check in order to cancel Michael Moore’s speech.
Attempting to calm the outrage, the college invited FOX News pundit Sean Hannity to speak a few days before Moore. But this was to no avail. The controversy continued to explode into a full-blown war of political and religious differences. Within days, lawsuits were filed, resignations occurred, and friendships were torn apart. Would conservative activists prevent Michael Moore from speaking? Would liberal Utahans win their fight for freedom of speech? The answer lies somewhere within This Divided State.
"Provocative." – Variety
"Excellent…a fascinating, infuriating story." – TV Guide
"Gut wrenching and ultimately tragic." – Seattle Times
"Electrifying." – Christian Science Monitor
This Divided State opens Wed. Sept. 14, 7:30pm exclusively at the Roseville Theatre, located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between 11&12 Mile). Tickets for all shows are $5. For more information call (586) 445-7810 or visit: www.rosevilletheatre.com or www.thisdividedstate.com
This Divided State/Feature Film/Documentary/USA/Color/88 min.
For Immediate Release
WHAT HAPPENED TO NATALEE HOLLOWAY, THE YOUNG WOMAN WHO DISAPPEARED IN ARUBA 63 DAYS AGO? COULD THE FEATURE FILM "CHAOS" ANSWER THE QUESTION?
"CHAOS", THE MOST HORRIFYING, BRUTALLY REALISTIC, VIOLENT MOVIE EVER MADE, OPENS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26TH IN METRO DETROIT.
On a beautiful summer night, two young women friends, bound for college, excitedly head to an outdoor rave party. But before the party starts, they want to score some ecstasy to jazz up their night. Instead the two girls find themselves locked into a night of torture and death with a gang of cruel psychopaths.
Kevin Gage (G.I. Jane, Con Air, Heat) stars as Chaos, the leader of the depraved gang. Sage Stallone (Rocky V), son of Sylvester, plays a gang member and the son of Chaos. CHAOS is written and directed by David DeFalco. "People ask me, ‘why make such a brutal film?’ I say, because if it saves one girl’s life, it will have been worth it. This movie is real. I researched these horrible murders and I show the stuff the news can’t," says David DeFalco. A female DA at the LA Cineramadome screening of CHAOS said after viewing the film that it should be shown in all schools.
"Chaos is a well-crafted horror film. Chaos is the worst nightmare you’ve ever had. It delivers exactly what it promises: grindhouse cinema in its purest and most ugly form." -- Ain’t It Cool News
"Chaos is disgusting, shocking and laced with humiliation, nudity, profanity and limit shoving tastelessness. And that's what will make this movie a success." -- John Gray, Pitofhorror.com
Chaos opens Friday, August 26th exclusively at 3 Metro Detroit area theatres: For show times and more information call the Emagine Theatre Novi (248) 468-2990, Emagine Theatre Canton (734) 721-3456 or the Roseville Theatre (586) 445-7810 or visit the theatres’ web sites: www.emagine-entertainment.com or www.rosevilletheatre.com
Feature Film/ Horror/72 minutes/USA/Color
NC-17: Contains Extreme Violence, Highly Disturbing
Detroit Media contacts: Jim Dudek (248) 543-9121, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynn Opperman (248) 594-5321, email@example.com
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THE INDEPENDENT FAMILY COMEDY FILM, "CLASS PRESIDENT", OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE ON WED. JULY 20, 2005.
"LITTLE RASCALS meets ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN" - Perry Groten, KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, SD
Idaho gave us "Napoleon Dynamite" now South Dakota gives us "Class President", the first movie to be shot entirely in Sioux Falls and Dell Rapids with all local actors, musicians and crew. This independent film is a smart family comedy with great lessons about power, friendship, values and responsibility.
"Class President" was written, directed and produced by Eddie Yaroch. Eddie first got the idea for the movie in 1989 while trying to come up with political sketches for the Washington, D.C., comedy troupe, "Gross National Product". Eddie wrote and performed in the troupe for over 3 years. He finally wrote the script for "Class President" in New York City several years later after enlisting friend and fellow D.C. comedy troupe member Ed Henley to help get the story started right and to freshen the political humor.
A reluctant candidate, ten-year-old Tyler Marshall, navigates the rough waters of a 5th grade class election, winning friends and making enemies of fellow classmates. A rival girl candidate, a third party rich Texan kid with big ears, mean-spirited roller-blading bullies and "boys in black" Secret Service agents make for a hilarious heartwarming family classic "Class President."
But why make the movie in South Dakota? "It’s the perfect location for Class President," says Eddie, "I went to school there from the sixth to the twelfth grades. It feels like home to me and the story was conceptualized with the small town of Dell Rapids in mind, plus my family had been involved in local theatre productions and I knew there were many talented people there hungry for a break."
The exclusive theatrical engagement of the family film, "Class President", starts Wednesday, July 20, 2005, 7:30pm at the Roseville Theatre and runs for 3 weeks. The Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between 11&12 Mile). Tickets for all shows are $5, for kids 12 and under, $3. For show times or information call (586) 445-7810 or visit: www.rosevilletheatre.com
Feature Film/ Family Comedy
Not Rated: Great for all ages, nothing objectionable
Media Contact: Jim Dudek, (248) 543-9121, firstname.lastname@example.org
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~American Bellydancer~Opens in Detroit at The Roseville Theatre: Wednesday, June 1
First-of-its-kind Feature Documentary Film Offers Inside Look At the Riveting, Exotic Art of Belly Dance in America
Film selected for the Tiburon International Film Festival, San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, and Santa Cruz Film Festival
Detroit, MI- Embark on a whirlwind journey of the art and practice of belly dance in the USA, with acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jonathan Brandeis, during American Bellydancer: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Dance at The Roseville Theatre (28325 Utica Rd at Gratiot between 11&12 Mile). The exclusive Detroit film engagement starts Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m and screens daily. Tickets for all shows are $5. For more information visit the theatre web site: www.rosevilletheatre.com
Directed by award-winning Jonathan Brandeis, the film takes the viewer to the inside world of belly dance, giving historical perspectives on the art while focusing on belly dance in America with the critically acclaimed Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses.
This first-of-its-kind documentary follows the creation and rise of the Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses, including high profile performances in Bali, Indonesia, and on the U.S. Lollapalooza Festival tour. The male/female divide, the East/West dichotomy since 9/11, and the controversy surrounding the birth of the world’s first professional Bellydance troupe are all woven together amid interviews and performances, featuring many of America’s icons of the art.
American Bellydancer provides a first person perspective on how the dance and art is viewed in America and around the world. With strong characters such as Jillina, Ansuya and Rachel Brice, plus interviews with Morocco, Suhaila, Tamalyn Dallal, and many other dancers, viewers will learn how belly dance began, and is now transforming into the hottest art form today. These fascinating, outspoken women talk about how empowering belly dance is, how it was created by women for women, and their lives on the road as The Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses.
The Bellydance Superstars and the Desert Roses are the brainchild of music business mogul and former Sting manager Miles Copeland, a legendary impresario who has served as manager, agent or record label chief for acts such as The Police, The Sex Pistols, The Bangles, REM, The Go-Gos, The Moody Blues, Blondie, and a host of others.
The dance troupe is currently beginning the second leg of their third North American tour, after returning from their first European tour last fall. For more information, log on to www.bellydancesuperstars.com.
Jonathan Brandeis is an Ace Award nominee for Best Short Form ’89, ’90 and ’91, and Best Documentary Series ’96, and has received the Chicago Film Festival National Certificate of Merit. He has worked as creator, executive producer, director, writer, and/or host on projects with American Movie Classics, VH-1, ABC, FX, Lifetime, The Movie Channel, A&E, Cinemax, and many more.
American Bellydancer is one of a select number of films selected for screenings at the Tiburon International Film Festival, San Fernando Valley International Film Festival, and the Santa Cruz Film Festival. These festivals seek to provide top quality films from around the world, with a goal of cultural enrichment and heightened cultural awareness.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS & THE DESERT ROSES:
"Sheer genius." - Village Voice – New York – 3/12/04
"The most important dance troupe in the world." – Sunday Times - London
"An exotic, mysterious land of rhythm." - Metroland – Albany, NY – 3/18/04
"The audience reacted to the beautifully choreographed dance with ‘oohs’ and cheers usually reserved for a fireworks display."
- Nashville Scene – 3/11/04
"The show's been compared to Riverdance for its family-friendly atmosphere, but the Superstars turn up the heat with a spicy performance that makes the leotard-clad Riverdancers seem a bore...when the Bellydance Superstars come to town, their performance is the real deal." - black & white, 2/26-3/10/04
"Wiggling troupe Bellydance Superstars isn’t guilty of false advertising: bellydancing is what these women do and they do it expertly." - The Onion – National U.S. Paper – 4/1-7/04
"We gave [all the performances we saw] a 'perfect 10.' Worth every minute and every cent." - Buzzine, Issue 3.1
"The dancing is mesmerizing, intoxicating, and most certainly artistic." - Pensacola Downtown Crowd
"Ka-ching! A hit show is born." - Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Sexy, artistic, and beautiful…" - Fox 5 News – Las Vegas
"From a club setting in 02 to a NYC concert hall 11/04…from the mesmerizing stage production numbers to the creative costuming…the audience moving in a trance…the art, joy & magic this is dance orientale continues…"
- Za-Beth’s Showbiz Newsette-Boston
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GREAT ENTERTAINMENT FUN FOR GORE MOVIE LOVERS, THE INDEPENDENT HORROR COMEDY FILM, "LORD OF THE DEAD", OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE ON WED. JAN 19, 2005.
"Lord of the Dead" won the "Best Gore Comedy" Award at the Roseville Theatre "Horror and Gore Film Festival 2004". Cult Movies Magazine says, "This film has it all, kinky women, the fetishes of youth, monster mayhem and the sweetness of true love." Northern View, Las Vegas says, "This film has all the requisites a good creature feature needs, hot chicks, creepy demons, gory dismemberments and zombies popping heads like grapes." City Life, Las Vegas writes, "…more geysering blood and exploding heads than 20 volumes of Kill Bill...insanely visceral...scream your head clear off." Film Threat says, "Lord of the Dead’ uses great special effects and makeup with skill and grace. It is comical…almost fairy tale-like in storytelling technique...a touching story with a lot to offer an audience by ways of characters, plot and some really cool special effects." Fangoria Magazine calls it, "…gross and spoofy."
Director/writer Greg Parker describes it as, "A black comedy; horror with a sense of humor." The story is about a bumbling, semi-retarded, annoying geek, Steve, played by Parker. There is something sweet and innocent about him, as well as something disturbing. We can’t quite put our fingers on it until Steve transforms into a demon-possessed monster that kills people by popping their heads like giant pimples.
Scott Hoyt, whose family lives in the Detroit area (Auburn Hills) served as Assistant Director/Associate Producer and Monster Creator. Scott’s brother Brian played a brother of the bride in "Polish Wedding". His mom works for GM and his sister Emily goes to college at Oakland University. Scott says, "Greg has been making movies since grade school. We started out together doing a show in high school that ran on public access TV called ‘Crazy Weinstein’ where we were doing dumb skits. Then 10 years later we made our first feature film, Lord of the Dead. We’re both zombie fanatics."
"Lord of the Dead" premieres on Wednesday, January 19th, 7:30pm at the Roseville Theatre. The exclusive theatrical engagement starts Thu. Jan. 20th, at the Roseville Theatre and runs 2 weeks. The Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between 11&12 Mile). Tickets for all shows are $5. For show times or information call (586) 445-7810 or visit: www.rosevilletheatre.com
"Lord of the Dead" Feature Film/Horror Comedy/Color/USA/76 Min., Not Rated: Gore, Violence, Nudity, Language must be 17 or with an adult.
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INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILM “THE HAUNTED HEART” STARS THE HISTORIC
1860’S OCTAGON HOUSE ON VAN DYKE IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP.
THE MICHIGAN PREMIERE IS WED., DEC. 1, 2004 AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE.
locally made independent film “The Haunted Heart” is a
paranormal love story that takes place in modern times but was shot on location
at the Historic 1860s Octagon House on Van Dyke, a local landmark just north of
26 Mile Road. The female star of
the film, Jenn Wilson, who plays Kate says, “The Octagon House plays a vital
role in the movie. It’s pretty
much the third main character.” Wilson,
a former player for Second City Detroit’s Touring Co. and The Purple Rose
Theater, currently works in the Detroit area as an associate producer of
corporate videos and films. “The
Haunted Heart’ gave me a chance to hone my skills as an actor with a
camera in my face,” Wilson says, who’s more used to live stage performance.
other costar is writer/director, Nick Moretti, a Shelby Township native.
“My mother suggested I use the Octagon House for the location of “The
Haunted Heart,” Moretti explains. “I wrote it into the script and it
became part of the plot.” Moretti, who now lives in Warren, has been writing
and acting since his days at Eisenhower High School.
During the production process, he confirmed something about himself
crucial to a filmmaker. “I
definitely have perseverance,” he said, “The
film took about three years to make from start to finish.”
Moretti also composed and performed the film’s atmospheric musical
score. Most of the cast and crew
are local. Associate producer,
Keith Bammel, works for the music distributor Handleman Co. and lives in St.
Clair Shores. Producer/editor
Denver Rochon, from Royal Oak, has written and directed three feature films, in
addition to producing “Born Cool,” the only documentary on James Dean
authorized by the James Dean Estate. Chris
Handsy, the director of photography, from Madison Heights, brought years of
experience as a still photographer to the production.
Wilson and Nick Moretti play a struggling couple, writers John and Kate, who
move into an old house to save and restore it.
When strange gentle occurrences turn increasingly unsettling and
frightening, John becomes determined to learn and reveal their source in direct
opposition to Kate’s desperation to escape their eerie presence.
Inspired by such films as The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Somewhere in
Time and Portrait of Jenny, “The
Haunted Heart” is a valentine for lovers of supernatural romantic
Michigan Premiere of “The Haunted Heart” is Wednesday,
December 1, 7:30pm & 9:00pm at the Roseville Theatre. Tickets for the premiere screenings on Wed. are $7 and are available at
the door. Nick and Jenn will be
available for a Q&A after. The
exclusive theatrical engagement of “The Haunted Heart” starts Thu.
Dec. 2, at the Roseville Theatre and runs 2 weeks. The Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between
11&12 Mile). Tickets for all
shows are $5. For show times or
information call (586) 445-7810 or visit: www.rosevilletheatre.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MICHIGAN PREMIERE OF THE INDEPENDENT FILM “THIS CORROSION”, FROM
ACADEMY AWARD WINNING DETROIT FILMMAKER MITCH McCABE, IS WEDNESDAY 7:30PM,
NOVEMBER 10, 2004 AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE.
Mitch McCabe has been running around with one camera or another since
early adolescence. She studied
filmmaking and literature at Harvard University, where she received the Mary
Agassiz Arts Award and Hoopes Prize for outstanding thesis.
Her film Playing the Part won,
among other awards, the Academy Award for Best Student Documentary, the New
England Film Festival Short Film Award, Hamptons Student Award and Special Jury
Prize at Ann Arbor Film Festival. Mitch
received a B.A. in Visual Arts from Harvard University and a M.F.A. in 2003 from
New York University, Tisch School of Graduate Film.
comes her first feature film “This Corrosion”.
It is the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, and Farrah
Klement was released from the sanitarium three days ago for her 30th birthday.
She wakes with smeared eyeliner, a blistering hangover and the sickening
realization that her life thus far has been a waste.
She decides to celebrate it all by going off her meds and gathering her
Goth friends for a party.
Written and directed by filmmaker Mitch
McCabe, “This Corrosion” subtly
explores mental disorders while
following the unraveling of a young woman haunted by her past and her impossible
future as it examines life and its choices at their most brutally simple and
deafeningly tragic heights.
Told through a boldly abstract framework of jarring flashbacks,
impressionistic motifs and tense, telling confrontations, “This
Corrosion” is a haunting, rhythmic ensemble film that dwells upon
mortality with familiar intimacy.
As the film skids to its disturbing conclusion, our perceptions of
temporality and reality become un-hinged. Is
the party a celebration or a window into something else?
Michigan Premiere of “This Corrosion” is Wednesday, November
10, 7:30pm at the Roseville Theatre.
The exclusive theatrical engagement of “This
Corrosion” starts Thu. Nov. 11th at the Roseville Theatre.
The Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between 11&12
Mile). Tickets for all shows are $5 and are available at the door.
For show times or more information call (586) 445-7810 or visit the web
site at: www.rosevilletheatre.com
festivals’ most unique film” -Norway International Film Festival
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"JUSTICE" COMES TO METRO DETROIT -- AFTER 17 FILM FESTIVALS, MANY AWARDS AND A NEW YORK RUN WITH GREAT REVIEWS. "JUSTICE" STARTS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE 6/16.
The independent film "Justice" stars Erik Palladino who played the lead character Dr. Dave on TV’s most popular drama "ER". He also appeared in the films U-571 and Can’t Hardly Wait. Erik plays Drew, a maverick comic book writer, who creates a new kind of super hero based on an (unwitting) real life New Yorker, Tre, played by Michael Jai White (Spawn, Universal Soldier, Kill Bill: Vol. 2). When Mara, a spunky Village Voice reporter, played by Catherine Kellner (Six Degrees of Separation, Pearl Harbor) comes sniffing around the story and enters Drew’s life, he has to juggle his new friendships and success while confronting his troubling past.
The film features Daphne Rubin-Vega (Wild Things, Flawless) who was nominated for a Tony Award for "Rent", Ajay Naidu (Office Space, K-Pax, Bad Santa), Michael Ealy (Barbershop1&2, 2 Fast 2 Furious), Larry Pine (Dead Man Walking, The Shipping News), Tom Guiry (The Sandlot, Tigerland, Mystic River), Joelle Carter (High Fidelity, American Pie 2), Leo Fitzpatrick (Kids, Storytelling) and David Patrick Kelly (Warriors).
"Justice" (which world premiered as one of only four American films in the Dramatic Competition at the 2003 Tribeca Film Festival) is Evan Oppenheimer's second feature film. It has won him numerous accolades in film festivals around the world; Best American Film at Athens, Fave of the Fest at New Haven, Best Screenplay at Marco Island and Bulldog in Film Award at Newport Beach. His first film, The Auteur Theory, appeared in over 30 festivals worldwide and was called "easily the funniest indie film since Clerks". The recent "Justice" theatrical release in New York City this May garnered more praise:
"A genuine surprise, ingeniously deployed!" -- The New York Times
"Humorous, intelligent and warm!" -- The New York Sun
"There’s no denying Justice!" -- The New York Daily News
"A nice comedic touch." --The Village Voice
"Brilliant writing and great acting!" – The Internet Movie Data Base
"Justice" starts exclusively at the Roseville Theatre Wed., June 16th, 7:30pm and runs thru June 29th. Tickets for all shows are $5. The Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between 11&12 Mile). For show times or more information call (586) 445-7810 or visit the web site at: www.rosevilletheatre.com
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THE WORLD PREMIERE OF "MOVEMENT", THE OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY FILM OF DETROIT’S ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL, IS WED. MAY 26 AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE
On Memorial Day weekend Detroit, Michigan is the host city of one of the most important dance music events in the world, Movement-Detroit Electronic Music Festival. The free three-day techno music event which integrates musical and visual artistry, creativity, diversity and state-of-the-art technology is attended by a million people each year. The Movement Festival is dedicated to showcasing the world’s most important and influential musical artists and cutting edge talent while maintaining allegiance to the music’s history. In 2003 over 70 world-renowned acts performed on multiple stages in the heart of the Motor City.
Detroit independent filmmaker Marco Aluia captures the passion, struggles and triumph of local Detroit artists in regaining control of Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival, known worldwide as Movement. Bear witness and be inspired by this unique documentary film experience, "Movement". See performances by Amp Fiddler, Buzz Goree of Underground Resistance, Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson & Kenny Larkin four turntable set, and Stacey Pullen. See interviews with Derrick May, Derrick Ortencio – Director of Movement, Kenny Larkin, Paul Randolf & Amp Fiddler, D-Wynn, Matt Dear, Viktor Duplaix, Deleano Smith, Rick Wilhite and much more.
The World Premiere of "Movement", the official documentary film of Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival, is Wed. May 26th, 7:30pm at the Roseville Theatre. Filmmaker Marco Aluia will hold a Q&A after the screening. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. The exclusive theatrical engagement of "Movement" starts Thu. May 27th at the Roseville Theatre. The Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (between 11&12 Mile). For show times or more information call (586) 445-7810 or visit the web site at: www.rosevilletheatre.com
The DVD of "Movement" with many extras, (including a photo gallery, interviews with Detroit Jazz Legends Marcus Belgrave, Allan Barns, and Francisco Mora plus Behind-the-Scenes – Movement Panel Discussion with festival director Derrick Ortencio and artists Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Kenny Larkin, D-Wynn, and Mike Clark), will be sold ($20) only at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival starting Sat. May 29th at Hart Plaza.
"Movement", Music/Documentary/Hi-Definition Digital, Color/USA/45 Min.
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THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE HOSTS THE MIDWEST PREMIERE AND THE EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT OF THE AWARD WINNING FEATURE FILM "NOTHING REALLY HAPPENS (MEMORIES OF AGING STRIPPERS)"
The independent feature film, Nothing Really Happens (Memories of Aging Strippers), was just awarded First Prize in the Feature category at the Director’s View Film Festival in Connecticut (Feb. 2004). Nothing Really Happens was an official selection at 10th Annual Festival of Auteur Films: View Into the World in Belgrade (Nov. 2003). The film is also an official selection of the Black Cinema International Film Festival in Berlin (May 6-9).
Nothing Really Happens tells an unflinching, intertwining story of three very different women — Tillie Hirsch, an elderly Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize-winning author; Paula Brownell, a repressed college professor fascinated by striptease; and Carmela Petrelli, a Bronx-born stripper for whom "tits changed everything". In the crazy world of New York City, something really happens: the three women fall in love with each other.
Robert Kesten, president and founder of the Director’s View Film Festival said of the performances by the three lead actresses, "Individually, they are amazing -- but collectively, they just stupefy the viewer."
The film stars, as Tillie Hirsh, acclaimed 78 year-old actress Judith Malina (Dog Day Afternoon, Enemies: A Love Story, Household Saints and The Addams Family). Marlina was recently inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and may be the longest surviving (and working) radical theatre artist in the world. She founded the Living Theatre with Julian Beck in 1947.
Nothing Really Happens was written and directed by Fred Newman and is based on two of his critically praised plays. Newman is the artistic director of the Castillo Theatre on 42nd Street. The film features an ensemble cast drawn largely from the leading New York City avant-garde Castillo Theatre troupe.
Nothing Really Happens starts exclusively at the Roseville Theatre with the Midwest Premiere on Wed, April 7 at 7:30pm. The film screens Mon. thru Thu. at 7:30pm and Fri. thru Sun. at 4:30pm. Tickets for all shows $5. For Mature Audiences only, contains adult language and content, Color/USA/93 min. For information call (586) 445-7810 or visit the web site: www.rosevilletheatre.com
Roseville Theatre is located at 28325 Utica Rd. at Gratiot (Between 11&12 Mile).
TOKYO SHOCK FILM “ICHI THE KILLER” STARTS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE BILL GATES ASSASSINATION FILM, "NOTHING SO STRANGE", OPENS AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE WED. FEB 18.
NOTHING SO STRANGE, is the critically acclaimed and award-winning faux documentary about the fictional assassination of Bill Gates. The cleverly conceived and hyper-realistic movie focuses on a grassroots group called "Citizens For Truth" and its investigation of the Gates assassination in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park. The group believes the Los Angeles Police Department may have covered up the true facts about the crime, and the film is peppered with numerous references to real-life historical events and examples of police corruption.
NOTHING SO STRANGE has been one of the most talked-about films on the festival circuit since its debut at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City in 2002. It won The New York Times Claiborne Pell Award for Original Vision at the 2002 Newport Film Festival. Industry bible Variety called it "a crackling good movie" that "may be the ideal prototype film for the digital age." NOTHING SO STRANGE has attracted coverage from CNN, Fox News, LA Times, NY Post, Drudge Report, Wired, USA Today and Time.
"Flat Out Cool!" cover of TIME
Brian Flemming wrote and directed NOTHING SO STRANGE. Also a playwright, Flemming co-wrote the Off-Broadway hit "Bat Boy: The Musical" (Best Off-Broadway Musical 2001--Lucille Lortel Awards and Outer Critics Circle; 8 Drama Desk nominations), and produced and directed segments for the Independent Film Channel's former newsmagazine show "Split Screen."
GMD Studios and its President, Brian Clark, serve as Executive Producers for NOTHING SO STRANGE. GMD Studios is based in Orlando, Florida and is the publisher of the leading independent film trade, indieWIRE, the most prominent online medium that reports on the independent film industry.
Actor Steve Sires, who plays Bill Gates, was once hired by Microsoft to double as the Microsoft Chairman for an in-house video. On April 4, 2003, the South Korean stock market crashed after local TV stations reported that Bill Gates had been assassinated. The reporters had been confused by a net hacker that made it look like a current CNN news story. A Microsoft spokesman told the San Jose Mercury News: "It is very disappointing that a movie maker would do something like this."
NOTHING SO STRANGE opens exclusively at the Roseville Theatre on February 18 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5. For show times and directions, call (586) 445-7810 or visit the web site: www.rosevilletheatre.com
Visit the film's web site at: www.nothingsostrange.com
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LOST DETROIT HORROR FILM, "DEATH BED" IS RESCUED FROM OBSCURITY AFTER 25 YEARS AND OPENS EXCLUSIVELY AT THE ROSEVILLE THEATRE ON WED. FEB. 4TH.
The strangest bedtime story ever told is George Barry’s "DEATH BED". Three women on a weekend vacation are sent to an old abandoned unfurnished estate where they find an ornate bed in the stone cellar. The young women decide to spend the night and tumble into a real nightmare. They seek only a little rest but instead find themselves fighting to keep from being consumed by the demonic possessed bed that eats the flesh, blood and life essence of unwary travelers.
The weird, funny, dreamlike cult horror film "DEATH BED" was written, produced and directed by George Barry who started production in 1972 and completed the film in 1977. Born and raised in Royal Oak, Barry still lives there and runs an on line bookstore. He began making films while studying at Wayne State University. After making a few 16mm black and white shorts, George decided to go for it and make a 16mm color feature film. After attempts to sell the finished film to distributors didn’t pan out, George went on with his life raising a family, selling books and gradually forgetting about the film. Until, one day in 2002 while surfing the web, George discovered his 25-year-old film had been pirated in Europe and gained an enthusiastic following of fans. An officially licensed distributor is now releasing it.
"One of the weirdest films ever made and it’s great!" -Bruce Fletcher, SAN FRANCISCO INDIEFEST
"This film truly is a peculiar delicacy…hilarious, marvelous oddity…yesterday’s disinterest is today’s Epic treasure." -Anita Schmaltz, FILM THREAT
"Strange, humorous and unpredictable…quirky, dreamlike, truly unclassifiable." -Jeff Stafford, TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES
The Detroit made independent feature film "DEATH BED" starts it’s theatrical run on Wed., Feb. 4, 2004 at 7:30pm exclusively at the Roseville Theatre on Metro Detroit’s eastside. George Barry will be available for a Q&A following Wednesday night’s screening. Tickets for all shows are $5.
For show times and directions, call the Roseville Theatre at (586) 445-7810 or visit the theatre web site: www.rosevilletheatre.com