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– Drafthouse Films has announced that they will release Stephen Kijak’s “We Are X” in New York and Los Angeles on October 21, followed by nationwide expansion. The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize for editing, and follows the enigmatic Yoshiki, leader of the Japanese band X Japan.
“You will not believe the trials and tribulations that the arena-filling, mega-band X Japan have faced in their 30 year career,” said Drafthouse Films founder Tim League of the news. “This documentary will leave you equally breathless and uplifted. It is the best music doc of the year, and we are honored to bring it to American audiences.”
– Array has announced the acquisition of “Honeytrap, »
- Kate Erbland
The feature-length movie will have back-to-back London and Hollywood premieres with simultaneous release on Blu-ray Disc, DVD and digital download on day of the premieres. Universal Pictures is handling distribution for the film in the U.S., U.K., Ireland and Latin America; the producers are handling distribution for the rest of the world.
“Laid In America,” aiming to appeal to the kind of audiences that flocked to teen comedies like “American Pie” and “Superbad,” is the latest vehicle featuring popular social “influencers” — a strategy designed to rally their fanbases to pay for the content. Ksi, a gamer-comedian-actor-rapper whose name is Olajide Olatunji, has more than 13.8 million YouTube subscribers, while vlogger-actor Caspar Lee has more than 6.5 million.
In the film, »
- Todd Spangler
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