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The House Of The Devil screening at Tribeca and Cannes


MPI Media Group is proud to announce the premiere of THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL at Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 25th, 2009.  Additionally, MPI Media Group will be screening THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL at Cannes Marche du Film on May 16th, 2009.  Screening times, dates, and details are below. 

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, an MPI original production written and directed by Ti West (THE ROOST, TRIGGER MAN, CABIN FEVER 2), tells the story of college student Samantha Hughes, who takes on a babysitting job in a remote mansion. The pay is good, but Samantha quickly realizes that she is trapped. As a lunar eclipse darkens the night sky, her employers carry out a horrific ritual with Samantha at the center.

The cast of HOUSE OF THE DEVIL includes: Jocelin Donahue (THE BURROWERS), Greta Gerwig (HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, BAGHEAD), Dee Wallace (ET, THE HOWLING),Tom Noonan (MANHUNTER, THE MONSTER SQUAD),  Mary Woronov (THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, ROCK ‘N ROLLHIGH SCHOOL, EATING RAOUL), A.J. Bowen (THE SIGNAL).

TRIBECA:
Saturday, April 25, 9:45 pm, AMC VILLAGE VII
Sunday, April 26, 5:00 pm, AMC VILLAGE VII
Wednesday, April 29, 11:00 pm, AMC VILLAGE VII
Saturday, May 2, 11:59 pm, AMC VILLAGE VII

AMC VILLAGE VII
66 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003
(212) 982-2116

MARCHE DU FILM:
Friday, May 15th, 6:00 pm, PALAIS K

PALAIS K
06403 Cannes Cedex - France
+33(0)4 93 39 01 01


IL DIVO opens in theaters on April 24th, 2009


MPI Media Group, in association with Music Box Films, is proud to announce the theatrical opening of Paolo Sorrentino’s dazzling portrait of power, crime and corruption, IL DIVO. Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, the film stars veteran actor Toni Servillo (GOMORRAH), who won the 2008 European Film Award for Best Actor for his tour-de-force performance as seven-time Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, a man whose ability to hold on to power despite everything (including a murder charge) made him one of the most fascinating political figures of the last century. IL DIVO will open on Friday, April 24 at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, followed by a national release (dates below).

Calm, ambiguous, inscrutable, Giulio Andreotti—known variously as “The Sphinx,” “Beelzebub” and “Il Divo” (from a nickname for Julius Caesar)—has been a fixture on the Italian political scene for more than four decades. He first entered government in 1946, and has served as Minister of the Interior, Defense, Foreign Affairs, Prime Minister, and currently, at the age of 90, Life Senator. Over the years he has been accused of ordering political assassinations and of betraying anyone necessary to maintain the reins of power. The film follows Andreotti as his long-dominant Christian Democrat party is toppled in the early 1990’s by a trial involving head-on accusations of corruption, murder and Mafia connections. The trial brought a wave of suicides of high-level national figures though Andreotti managed, after a series of trials, verdicts and appeals, to avoid permanent sentence.

A critical and commercial sensation in Italy, IL DIVO tells this story of mind-blowing corruption and chaos at the highest level of politics with a sardonic wit and cinematic bravado. Bringing youthful energy and boldness to a tale of Shakespearean proportions, director Paolo Sorrentino firmly establishes himself as one of the most exciting and original young filmmakers in Europe today.

“An intensely political film so wildly inventive and witty that it will become a touchstone for years to come, Il Divo is a masterpiece for maverick writer-director Paolo Sorrentino… This is a brave, bold film.”
– Jay Weissberg, Variety

April 24th, NYC  
Lincoln Plaza Cinemas (http://www.fandango.com/newyorklincolnplazacinemas_aaefr/theaterpage )
30 Lincoln Plaza
New York, NY 10023
(212) 757-2280
 
Landmark Sunshine (http://www.fandango.com/landmarksunshinecinema_aaqfy/theaterpage)
143 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 358-7709
                               
May 1st, Los Angeles  (http://www.fandango.com/thescreen_aaoqr/theaterpage)
Pasadena Playhouse
39 S El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 792-8672
 
Royal Theatre (http://www.fandango.com/laemmleroyal_aacpc/theaterpage)
11523 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 477-5581

Westpark Theatre (http://www.fandango.com/edwardswestpark8_aabhq/theaterpage?date=4/20/2009)
3735 Alton Parkway
Irvine, CA 92606
(949) 622-8609
                               
May 15th , San Francisco (http://www.fandango.com/lumieretheatre_aaddp/theaterpage)
Lumiere Theatre
1572 California St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 885-5240
 
Shattuck Cinemas (http://www.fandango.com/shattuckcinemas_aaddz/theaterpage)
2230 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 464-5980
                             
May 29th , Chicago  (http://www.fandango.com/musicbox_aahvi/theaterpage)
Music Box Theatre
3733 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 871-6604
                               
June 5th, Boston  (http://www.fandango.com/kendallsquarecinema_aaeis/theaterpage)
Kendall Square Cinema
1 Kendall Sq
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 499-1996
                               
June 5th, Philadelphia (http://www.fandango.com/ritztheatresritzatthebourse_aadjc/theaterpage)
Ritz at the Bourse
400 Ranstead St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-7900
                               
June 12th, Santa Fe (http://www.fandango.com/thescreen_aaoqr/theaterpage)
The Screen
1600 Saint Michaels Dr
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 473-6494
                               
June 19th, Nashville (http://www.fandango.com/belcourttheatre_aagwd/theaterpage)
Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212
(615) 846-3150
                               
June 26th, San Diego (http://www.fandango.com/kentheatre_aabva/theaterpage)
Ken Cinema
4061 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 283-3227
                               
July 3rd, Denver  (http://www.fandango.com/mayantheatre_aabvc/theaterpage)
Mayan Theatre
110 Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 352-1992


Dark Sky Films Announces Production Partnership with Glass Eye Pix


Dark Sky Films has struck a partnership with the fiercely independent NYC-based production company, Glass Eye Pix.  Headed by art-horror auteur Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter, Wendigo, Habit, NBC's Fear Itself), Glass Eye Pix has produced critically acclaimed films like Wendy and Lucy (Kelly reichardt), Liberty Kid (Ilya Chaiken) and the forthcoming House of the Devil by Ti West. 

Larry Fessenden said, "My producing partners Peter Phok and Brent Kunkle and all of us at Glass Eye Pix are very excited to able to continue our mission of making auteur-driven genre movies with this collaboration with Dark Sky films. We've had a great dialogue ramping into it with Greg Newman, Marie-Therese Guirgis and Senior Producer Derek Curl and we all see eye to eye on what these movies are going to be like. I think the fans are going to be especially excited. We've got great talent creating original material; a little bit pulpy, a little bit high-brow. Can't wait to get started."

The collaboration between Glass Eye Pix and Dark Sky Films will ramp up immediately with a Fall project from JT Petty (The Burrowers), a psychological horror tale There's No Place Like Home and a winter project from James Felix McKenny (Automatons, Satan Hates You) - a creature-feature entitled Hypothermia. These projects will be followed by features from Ti West and Larry Fessenden, and more films to be announced soon.  With a roster of well-known independent directors with proven talent, Glass Eye Pix "will be able to make the movies they want to make", said Dark Sky's VP of Acquisitions and Development Greg Newman.  "Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix compliment each other well, and we have likeminded goals for the types of films we'll make.  We couldn't be more excited about this partnership."

Dark Sky Films is a wholly owned subsidiary of the MPI Media Group.  For more information on Dark Sky Films and Glass Eye Pix, check out www.DarkSkyFilms.com and www.GlassEyePix.com.



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