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Dances With Films Winner ‘Don’t Read This On A Plane’ Gets Gravitas Ventures Deal; Indican Acquires ‘Bang! Bang!’; Mammoth Winners Unveiled – Festival Briefs

Dances With Films Winner ‘Don’t Read This On A Plane’ Gets Gravitas Ventures Deal; Indican Acquires ‘Bang! Bang!’; Mammoth Winners Unveiled – Festival Briefs
Stuart McBratney’s Don’t Read This On a Plane, which had its world premiere and won the Audience Award at the just-wrapped Dances With Films, has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures. The dramatic comedy is getting a digital release in the U.S. beginning Tuesday.

The pic, a Australia/Romania co-production, stars Sophie Desmarais as Jovana Fey, a novelist who learns that her publisher has gone bankrupt just ahead of a European book tour for her latest work. Penniless and stranded, she hitchhikes and sleeps rough to give readings in bookstores across the continent, testing her resilience daily as she questions whether her dreams are worth the struggle.

Eugene Gilfedder, Allen C Gardner and Dorotheea Petre also star. McBratney also produced alongside Amazing Visuals’ Laszlo Kun. Cardinal Xd, which reps worldwide sales on the film, also secured deals in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Taiwan. The domestic distribution deal was
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Film News in Brief: Janelle Monae Thriller ‘Antebellum’ Tops Streaming Lists for Fandango

Film News in Brief: Janelle Monae Thriller ‘Antebellum’ Tops Streaming Lists for Fandango
Antebellum’ Leads Weekly Streaming Lists

Janelle Monae horror thriller “Antebellum” has topped the the lists of the week’s movies streaming on Fandango’s streaming services Vudu and FandangoNOW.

Lionsgate decided in early August to ditch a domestic theatrical release for “Antebellum” amid an uncertain outlook for launching movies at brick-and-mortar theaters due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The movie, directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, had originally been set for an April 24 release that was delayed several times amid the outbreak.

Monae portrays a successful modern-day author who finds herself trapped during the era of American slavery and must find a way to escape from the horrifying reality. The cast includes Eric Lange, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Kiersey Clemons and Gabourey Sidibe.

‘Residue,’ ‘Feather & Pine’ Win at Mammoth Lakes

The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival has awarded its top prizes to Merawi Gerima’s “Residue” for top narrative feature and
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