Featuring a cast of over fifty eccentric characters with special appearances by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr), Jonah Ray, (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”), Frank Agnew (The Adolescents), Casey Royer (D.I.), and punk icon Pleasant Gehman, plus featuring music from the likes of Echolust, Band Aparte and The Electric West, I’ll Be Around turns it up to 11 this September.
Against the backdrop of a post-punk music festival, dozens of struggling thirty-somethings deal with a wide variety of social and philosophical issues in their respective lives, from generational angst to premature ejaculation.
Like classic generational films such as Easy Rider, American Graffiti, or Dazed and Confused, I’ll Be Around captures: how society’s rules, expectations, and stereotypical goals in this day and age don’t really apply. The film conveys a certain dialogue-driven level of angst, confusion, and comedy when dealing with the topic of finding purpose and footing in one’s life. The story features a huge cast of characters of various races, sexual orientation, and beliefs; grappling with nostalgia for their adolescence while waxing intellectually social issues & the difficulty of making a living as an artist.
From award-winning filmmaker Michael Cuenca, and starring Brendan Takash, Drew Clapp, E.D. Augustine, Frank Agnew, Joey Halter, Kat Yeary, Sarah Lawrence, Shane Brock, Sofia Grace, and Zachary Ryan Block, Short Cuts meets Slackers in I’ll be Around available On Demand September 23 from Indie Rights.
Quiver Distribution, in a partnership with Chimera Pictures and Outta the Bloc, has announced the virtual theatrical and North American digital debut of writer/director Guy Moshe’s “LX 2048,” a near-future dystopian drama about one father’s search for a way forward for his family before his time runs out and a clone takes his place. LX 2048 will be available to rent or own September 25th on Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, Spectrum, Dish, DirecTV, Vudu and more in the US and Canada.
James D’Arcy (Dunkirk, “Broadchurch”, Marvel’s “Agent Carter”) headlines the cast as a man who has resisted humanity’s exodus to virtual reality. With his death fast approaching and a clone ready to step in as husband and father, Adam struggles to find a way out of his situation, to protect his wife (Anna Brewster, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, “Versailles”) and children. The cast is rounded out by frequent Spike Lee collaborator and Tony Award nominee Delroy Lindo (Malcolm X, Da 5 Bloods, “The Good Fight”) and BAFTA winner Gina McKee (“Our Friends in the North”, “The Borgias”, Phantom Thread).
When a tragedy strikes the world’s most unique skatepark, a group of old school skaters, BMX riders and street artists team up to fight for its survival.
Fifteen years in the making with archive material going back forty years, this feature length documentary looks at a totally unique aspect of British sub-culture – the first generation of skateboarders and BMX freestyle riders in the world’s most unique skatepark. Built in a suburb of east London in the late 1970’s, Rom is the only skatepark in the world to have official historic protection. The film looks at the users of the park and not only what it means to them but the influence it has had on their lives. Shot in full DCI 4K and Featuring over 30 interviews with architects, historians, entrepreneurs, street and graffiti artists, professional skaters and BMX riders as well as the old school locals who have been visiting the park since it opened; this is the first time a feature length documentary has taken an in-depth look at this scene, and its participants, from a uniquely British perspective. When the park suffers a major tragedy during the middle of filming, the story then shifts focus to how these skaters and riders rally together to try and save the park from closure for a new generation of Rom Boys AND Girls.
Produced and directed by Matt Harris, and premiering in September at the prestigious Paris Surf and Skate festival, “ROM BOYS : 40 YEARS OF RAD” arrives on digital October 6 from 1091 Films.
Winner of 24 awards, including Best Film at the New York Cinematography Awards and Best Original Screenplay at the Indie X Film Festival, Wives of The Skies is a romantic dramedy, set in 1965, starring two stewardesses, Fran and Marcy from Fine Air, a well-appointed airline. One evening after work, at their stewardess’ hotel, they befriend Derrick, a British photojournalist who wants to interview them as “subjects” for his “documentary film”.
As Fran and Marcy are interviewed, they are revealed as very different than Derrick hoped for or could possibly have expected… As they get to know each other, Wives Of The Skies makes a contemporary socio-cultural statement regarding the meme of “the good girl, drawn bad”. Wives of The Skies clarifies the impact of the overarching “men’s gaze” which objectifies women as carnal sex objects men seek, while they look for love… along the way, addressing the primitive issue of Trust vs. Mistrust, Wives of The Skies displays the Japanese art of Kinbaku.
A soaring success on the festival circuit, the short film is directed by Honey Lauren and features a superlative cast including Rachel Alig, Maddison Bullock, Sebastian Fernandez, and Drew Brandon Jones.
The documentary, “Growing Up Poor in America”, follows three children in Ohio. Them along with their families live in the battleground state as the COVID-19 pandemic amplifies.
Their struggle to stay afloat is real. In early 2020, it was estimated that almost 12 million children in America were living in poverty; a burden disproportionately borne by Black and Latino kids, but then came the coronavirus.
Director Jezza Neumann, who made 2012’s “Poor Kids,” once again delves into how poverty impacts children. As the pandemic continues, the presidential election approaches and America reckons with racism, FRONTLINE offers a powerful look at child poverty in the time of COVID-19 told from the perspective of the children themselves.
The film is supported by the WNET “Chasing the Dream” initiative. Watch the full documentary below.
Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, in a partnership with Jump Seat Productions, has announced the Digital HD and Cable VOD launch of director Al Bailey’s DTF, a documentary about one pilot’s search for love and sex through Tinder and the friendly skies. DTF will premiere at LA’s Dances With Films before a VOD launch in the United States. DTF will be available to rent or own September 15th on Amazon, iTunes, Comcast, Spectrum, Vudu and more.
A raw and audacious fly-on-the-wall expose documentary on the life of a long-haul airline captain, DTF charts filmmaker Al Bailey, who follows a widowed airline pilot around the planet as he searches to find new love via the dating app Tinder. The well-intended quest spirals into a controversial cautionary tale of one man’s addictive and outlandish behavior in a bubble of vice and depravity that conflicts with his consummate professionalism.
B.o.B is back with a new album! Titled “Somnia,” the album is B.o.B’s latest full length release.
The project features records such as “Purpose” featuring Big K.R.I.T and the lead single “Slizzy Sity”.
Tune in to IMN’s Z-101.6 radio station today at 6pm/ct to listen to the full album as part of The “B.o.B Takeover”. Also stream or purchase the full “Somnia” album on your favorite digital streaming platform.