Jonathan Demme's A MASTER BUILDER To Hit Theaters This Summer!
Having already seen a number of this summer's big event offerings, I'd advise you to start looking for indie film alternatives - that is, if paying to watch a movie you might actually enjoy is a priority. Just this month, there are a number of well-reviewed "specialty" titles that are well worth your consideration: James Gray's THE IMMIGRANT, Kelly Reichardt's NIGHT MOVES, Jon Favreau's CHEF, Ti West's THE SACRAMENT and Jim Mickle's COLD IN JULY. Looking ahead to June there's David Michod's THE ROVER, Roman Polanski's VENUS IN FUR and Bong Joon-ho's long-awaited SNOWPIERCER. Sounds a helluva lot more promising than X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, MALEFICENT and TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, right?
And now we can add a new Jonathan Demme movie to the summer indie lineup. According to Deadline, Abramorama has bought the U.S. distribution rights for Demme's A MASTER BUILDER, with plans to release the film on July 23rd. The movie is essentially an intimate staging of an Andre Gregory-directed, Wallace Shawn-adapted production of Henrik Ibsen's THE MASTER BUILDER. It sounds a good deal like Louis Malle's wonderful Gregory-Shawn collaboration VANYA ON 42ND STREET, and I can't think of a better director to step in for Malle than Demme. The movie stars Shawn as the titular architect and Lisa Joyce as Hilde, the young woman who spurs him to great heights. Also appearing in the film are Julie Hagerty, Larry Pine, Jeff Biehl and Emily Cass McDonnell.
There's no word as to whether there will be a concurrent VOD release, though Abramorama is eyeing a national rollout following the July 23rd debut in New York City. As a huge fan of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE and VANYA ON 42ND STREET (and, hell, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER), I'm really looking forward to this one.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Will there be a change of roster in Avengers: Age of Ultron and if so, who's gonna be on it? -- 245 total posts 131 posts
- Is this what Doctor Doom looks like in Josh Trank's FANTASTIC FOUR?! -- 256 total posts 101 posts
- Scream and Shout: Quint is inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy to revisit BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980)! -- 169 total posts 91 posts
- New Poster for OPEN WINDOWS! -- 84 total posts 84 posts
- This Trailer For The New SHAUN THE SHEEP Movie Doesn’t Look Too Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!! -- 42 total posts 42 posts
- Co-Director Anthony Russo Is Teasing, What, Exactly, Regarding CAPTAIN AMERICA 3?? -- 232 total posts 35 posts
- A Few Promo Images From EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Bring Ridleyish Spectacle!! -- 136 total posts 34 posts
- The Friday Docback Crawls ‘Into The Dalek’!! Reader Reaction For DOCTOR WHO S08E02 Is Here!! + HornOrSilk's 'Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories' Big Finish Audio Review, Clips, And More!! -- 32 total posts 32 posts
- AICN HORROR looks at EXTRATERRESTRIAL! SAVAGELAND! REVELATION TRAIL! THE POSESSION OF MICHAEL KING! THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE! SLOPPY THE PSYCHOTIC! MY FAIR ZOMBIE! THE FORBIDDEN GIRL! MOEBIUS! TWILIGHT ZONE 1985! SUFFER THE CHILDREN Book Review! & cast your vote for PRESIDENT WOLFMAN! -- 29 total posts 29 posts
-- 55 total posts 25 posts