“Vindication Swim” Multi-Award Winning True Story Set For Release On Digital Platforms

vindication-swimMulti-award-winning film Vindication Swim, is set to be released to all major digital platforms on 10th June following a hit theatrical release earlier this year, Picnik Entertainment & The Movie Partnership has announced.

Vindication Swim is based on the inspirational true story of Mercedes Gleitze, who in 1927 became the first British woman to swim the English Channel.

Directed by Elliott Hasler, Kirsten Callaghan plays the role of Mercedes Gleitze.

Vindication Swim also stars John Locke (Poor Things), Victoria Summer (Saving Mr. Banks), James Wilby (Poldark) and Douglas Hodge (Joker).


Official Teaser For “Lee” Starring Kate Winslet

Kate-Winslet-as-Lee“Lee” is the directorial feature from award-winning cinematographer Ellen Kuras.

The biographical drama film follows Lee Miller, played by Kate Winslet, who goes from a career as a fashion model to enlisting as a photographer to chronicle the events of World War II for Vogue magazine.

The upcoming film also stars Josh O’Connor, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Samberg, Alexander Skarsgård, and Marion Cotillard.

Lee is set for release in theaters on September 27, 2024.


Hollywood Icon Michael J. Fox to Receive Inaugural Visionary Award at DaVinci International Film Festival’s Sixth Edition

michael-j-foxBeloved actor Michael J. Fox will be honored with the inaugural Visionary Award, celebrating the human endeavor and the unwavering pursuit of progress, at the sixth edition of the DaVinci International Film Festival (DIFF), the announcement was made today by DIFF founder/director Chadwick Pelletier.

In recognition of Fox’s extraordinary work in film and television, and advocacy for Parkinson’s disease research, the prestigious award will be presented during the festival’s gala awards ceremony on February 25th at AMC Theatres at The Grove in Los Angeles.

“Michael J. Fox embodies the true spirit and essence of a visionary,” comments Pelletier. “He has not only entertained us on screen, but also inspired us with his courage and unwavering determination in the face of adversity. His life’s work, both on and off screen, and now spotlighted in Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, exemplifies the profound impact that one individual can have on the world.”

The 2023 documentary Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, directed by Davis Guggenheim and currently airing on Apple TV+, is the winner of many awards for best documentary, including four Primetime Emmys and numerous film critic associations’ awards, and has garnered 32 additional nominations, including the coveted BAFTA. The poignant film follows the life of the beloved actor and advocate, exploring his personal and professional triumphs and travails, and what happens when an incurable optimist confronts an incurable disease.
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Sundance 2024: “Rob Peace” Premieres At Sundance

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"Rob Peace" premiere AIP Imaging

“Rob Peace” premiere AIP Imaging

The biographical drama written and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor premiered today Monday, January 22nd, at Sundance.

The film follows Robert Peace, who grew up in an impoverished section of Newark and later graduated from Yale with degrees in molecular biophysics and biochemistry while on scholarship. Peace led a dual life in academia and research while also earning six figures selling marijuana.

“Rob Peace” is based on Jeff Hobbs biography The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace by Jeff Hobbs.

The film stars Jay Will, Mary J. Blige, Camila Cabello, Michael Kelly and Mare Winningham.

Below are photos from the premiere of “Rob Peace” Premieres At Sundance 2024.

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“The Iron Claw” Director Sean Durkin Talks About The Von Erichs And His Love For Wrestling

the-iron-claw von erichThe recent release of biographical wrestling drama “The Iron Claw” is gaining critical praise and year-end awards attention. It was named recently by the National Board of Review as one of the top 10 films of 2023 earlier this month.

Written and directed by Durkin, “The Iron Claw” is currently playing in cinemas. The film features Zac Efron as Kevin Von Erich, Jeremy Allen White as Kerry Von Erich, Harris Dickinson as David Von Erich, Maxwell Jacob Friedman as Lance Von Erich, Holt McCallany as Fritz Von Erich, Maura Tierny as Doris Von Erich, Lily James as Pam Adkisson, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich, Aaron Dean Eisenberg as Ric Flair among other.

Recently, the film’s director Sean Durkin shares his emotional personal experiences in making the film, and his passion for the film’s subject about the tragic story of The Von Erich family of wrestlers:

As a kid in the late ’80s and early ’90s, I was obsessed with wrestling. I don’t know what got me into the sport, I just remember being completely consumed by it. I was living in England at the time, and although the popularity of wrestling was growing, it was far from ingrained in the culture. I would watch the weekly shows on TV, the main events that aired a few times a year, and beg my parents to take me to any live matches passing through London.

But it wasn’t enough. I wanted to know everything there was to know about the world of wrestling. I would search for magazines any time my parents stopped at a newsstand. I’d scour book shops for VHS tapes of old NWA matches. And it was in this deep dive that I first saw The Von Erich brothers wrestling together as hometown heroes in the renowned Dallas Sportatorium.

I’ll never forget those first images of that place. You could feel the sweat and the dust, you could smell the cigarette smoke. These guys were fast and exciting and the crowd was wild. Every wrestling show on TV was so polished at that point, verging on cartoonish. But this felt real and raw, this had honesty. I fell in love with Kevin’s bare foot high-flying style; Kerry’s unparalleled power and athleticism; David’s towering stature. A three-headed monster of epic proportions commanding this vibrant stage in my favorite sport. They were rockstars in the ring who revolutionized wrestling. And they just looked like they were having so much fun doing it together. You could feel the love between them.
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Trailer For Inspirational Drama “White Bird” Released

white-bird-trailer“White Bird” is from the best-selling author of Wonder, the book that sparked a movement to “choose kind,” comes the inspirational next chapter.

The film follows Julian (Bryce Gheisar), who has struggled to belong ever since he was expelled from his former school for his treatment of Auggie Pullman. To transform his life, Julian’s grandmother (Helen Mirren) finally reveals to Julian her own story of courage — during her youth in Nazi-occupied France, a boy shelters her from mortal danger.

They find first love in a stunning, magical world of their own creation, while the boy’s mother (Gillian Anderson) risks everything to keep her safe.

From director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland and Christopher Robin), screenwriter Mark Bomback, and based on R.J. Palacio’s book, White Bird: A Wonder Story, like Wonder before it, is an uplifting movie about how one act of kindness can live on forever.

Lionsgate is set to release the film on October 4, 2024.


Netflix Drops Trailer For Annette Bening and Jodie Foster Swimmer Biopic ‘Nyad’

TheThe biopic NYAD tell a remarkable true story of athlete Diana Nyad who, at the age of 60 and with the help of her best friend and coach, commits to achieving her life-long dream: a 110-mile open ocean swim from Cuba to Florida.

Directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, the film stars Jodie Foster, Rhys Ifans, Annette Bening.

Last week on on September 1, the film had its world premiere at the 50th Telluride Film Festival.

“Nyad” is set to premiere in selected theaters on Oct. 20, followed by streaming on Netflix starting on Nov. 3.

Watch the full trailer below.


Trailer For Eva Langoria Directerd Film “Flamin’ Hot” Released

Eva-Langoria-Flamin-HotThe film is the inspiring true story of Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia) who as a Frito Lay janitor disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican American heritage to turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon.

The biographical comedy-drama film is directed by Eva Longoria, and stars Sons of Anarchy’s Jesse Garcia as Montañez while Annie Gonzalez is playing his wife, Judy.

Also in the film are Emilio Rivera, Dennis Haysbert, Pepe Serna, Tony Shalhoub, and TikTok star Brice Gonzalez.

“Flamin’ Hot” premiered this year at the South By Southwest, and is set for release by by Hulu and Disney+ on June 9, 2023