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The film will open in theatres and on VOD nationwide in late January 2014 following the recent world premiere at the 2013 Austin Film Festival.
Gravitas Ventures has acquired all North American rights to Maggie Kiley’s feature directorial debut “Brightest Star,” which was previously titled “Light Years.” “Brightest Star” will open in theaters and on VOD nationwide in late January 2014 following its recent world premiere at the Austin Film Festival. The film stars Chris Lowell (“Private Practice”), Rose McIver (“Masters of Sex”) and Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”), as well as Clark Gregg (“The Avengers”) and Allison Janney (“The West Wing”). Also Read: Sundance Comedy ‘Ass Backwards’ Acquired by Gravitas Ventures Story follows a college graduate who has recently suffered the heartbreaking end of his first love. »
- Jeff Sneider
Breakup films are a dime a dozen these days, but what amazes me is how many of these films begin with the breakup then bounce back and forth between the past and present from that point. Even though Maggie Kiley's Light Years follows a similar Adhd narrative trajectory, this toned down tale of two angelic bodies who meet cute in Astronomy 101 injects a much needed boost of realism to the breakup film genre. Light Years begins as a recent college graduate (Chris Lowell) regains consciousness with a brutal hangover in the hallway of the apartment in which he lived with Charlotte (Rose McIver) up until the day before. Equally embarrassed and devastated, he has nowhere to go and presumably no means to support himself; but the new residents of the apartment -- Lita (Jessica Szohr) and Ray (Alex Kaluzhsky) -- are nice enough to allow him to continue to »
- Don Simpson
3 items from 2013
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