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If you click on the page, you’ll see the trailer. I might find it on YouTube or some place.Bravetown Poster

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GENRE: Drama

CAST: Lucas Till, Josh Duhamel, Laura Dern, Maria Bello, Tom Everett Scott, Jae Head

DIRECTOR: Daniel Duran

SYNOPSIS: Josh (Lucas Till) lives the fast life. He is the most popular DJ in New York, and spends his nights performing – and partying hard – at the hottest club in the city. He is days away from being signed by a major label and is on his way to a life of fame and fortune, all at only 17 years old.

But after an accidental drug overdose, with his mother’s (Maria Bello) blessing he is sentenced by the court to live out the rest of his underage year in the custody of his estranged father (Tom Everett Scott) in the small army town of Paragon, North Dakota. He is quickly enrolled in the local high school, where he plans to keep a low profile until he can ride out the end of his sentence and get back to New York.

His plan is crushed when he is recruited by Mary, the captain of the school’s struggling dance team, to mix the music for their routines. When the team wins their first competition in seven years on the strength of their new DJ, Josh softens and starts to consider that the small town may be less of a “sentence” than he feared. Through court-ordered sessions with an oft-indolent psychotherapist (Josh Duhamel), his stunning performances with the school’s now-competitive dance team, and his blossoming relationship with Mary, Josh begins to discover the depth of his pain and find empathy for the people of the town who carry the burden of lost loved ones from recent wars. And when he meets Mary’s troubled mother (Laura Dern), still reeling from the loss of her son, Josh finds that his presence in the town may be of an importance far beyond anything he could have imagined.

With dazzling dance routines and set to the backbeat of the groundbreaking Electronic Dance Music scene, BRAVETOWN tells the story of a boy with an extraordinary musical talent set on a journey to find what he was looking for the least, but undoubtedly needed the most.

via Lightning Entertainment.

Two Hundred Fifty One

Someone on Facebook alerted me to this article. I thought I had a Google Alert on this?

FIRST LOOK: Lucas Till in BRAVETOWN; Lightning Acquires Int’l Sales Rights

October 31
 FIRST LOOK: Lucas Till in BRAVETOWN; Lightning Acquires Int'l Sales Rights

Continuing to bolster its international sales slate as the AFM nears, Lightning Entertainment announced today that it has picked up international sales rights to drama “Bravetown,” starring, Lucas Till (“X-Men: First Class,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Stoker”), Josh Duhamel (“Transformers” film series, “You’re Not You”), Oscar® nominee Laura Dern (“Jurassic Park,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Blue Velvet”), two-time Golden Globe nominee Maria Bello (“Prisoners,” “Payback,” “Secret Widow”), Tom Everett Scott (“That Thing You Do!,” “An American Werewolf in Paris,” “Because I Said So”), and Jae Head (“Hancock,” “The Blind Side,” “Robosapien: Rebooted”). The announcement was made by Lightning Entertainment EVP & General Manager Ken DuBow.

Lightning will be introducing the star-studded film to international buyers for THE FIRST TIME at the upcoming AFM, where it will have its market debut.

Renowned television commercial and music video director Daniel Duran marks his feature debut with “Bravetown.” Oscar Orlando Torres (“Innocent Voices”, “Máncora “Pulling Strings,”) wrote the screenplay and produced the film alongside Phyllis Laing (“The Haunting in Connecticut,” “New in Town,” “The Tracey Fragments”).

In “Bravetown,”Josh (Lucas Till) is perhaps the most prominent DJ in present time at the hottest club in New York City. All the major labels are ready to sign this young man and he’s well on the way to a life of fame and fortune. But after an overdose, being only 17 years of age he is sentenced by the court to live out the rest of his underage years under the custody of his estranged father in the small town of Paragon, North Dakota.

While just trying to ride out the next few months, keeping his head low and living under the radar, Josh meets Mary, captain of the dance team, the worse in the district, the county, and possibly the state. This unexpected encounter derails his plans to stay out of the limelight and keep to himself, as his music mixes inspire the team to competitive success. When ordered by the court to meet with a counselor, Josh begins to discover the depth of his pain and through this, he begins to sympathize with the people of his army town who carry the burden, pain and the loss of their loved ones to the most recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Through the people of this small town, Josh discovers that there are bigger purposes to live than fame and fortune and caring for others opens up a life he never thought could be possible.

Acquisitions and Sales Consultant Richard S. Guardian and Joseph Dickstein, SVP of Lighting Entertainment, negotiated the deal to handle international sales rights for the film with producer representative Julio Caro and Ramo Law.

“Bravetown” is the latest addition to Lightning’s international sales slate, which includes comedy “Preggoland” (starring Sonja Bennett and James Caan), horror/thrillers “Indigenous,” “Dark House,” “The Pack,” dramatic thriller “Ask Me Anything” (starring Britt Robertson), and “Healing” (starring Hugo Weaving).

About Lightning Entertainment:

Established in 2001 and based in Beverly Hills, CA, Lightning Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in the international sales, licensing, representation, marketing and distribution of premier independent content in all available media. With a strong presence at major international film markets and established relationships with key distributors in global territories, Lightning focuses on monetizing superior films theatrically and in ancillary markets including home entertainment, television, emerging media, and video-on-demand & digital platforms. The company represents one of the largest libraries of high-quality pictures in today’s independent marketplace.

Lightning Entertainment distributes films of every genre in the United States and Canada, boasting a remarkable presence on both in-store and digital shelf space. Their distribution arm reaches all available nationwide home entertainment platforms including (but not limited to) Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Redbox, Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, Hulu, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Amazon, Vudu, and most major video-on-demand cable providers. Lightning Entertainment’s domestic distribution branch features the ability to adaptively generate domestic revenue in a rapidly changing industry.

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Dalayoan wins national film competition

Dalayoan wins national film competition

Winnipeg filmmaker Fernando Dalayoan is one of the 4 winners of the ACTRA (The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) National Diversity Film Competition.

Dalayoan will each receive $1000 to produce a 1-2 minute video on the theme of “Diversity is our Strength”. His film is to be completed by January 2015 and will be used for union advocacy opportunities globally.

Two Hundred Forty Nine

In a sumptuous hotel suite in Switzerland, aging novelist and playwright Sir Hugo Latymer (Martin Wilson) nervously awaits the arrival of a very old flame, actress Carlotta Gray (Lorraine James), with whom he had rancorously split decades before and not met since. Apprehensive and vulnerable in his fading health, he bullies his wife and business manager of 20 years, Hilde (Kelley Hirst), a German refugee, who reassures him as she sets out for dinner with a longtime lesbian friend.

In 1965, when Noël Coward wrote A Song at Twilight for the London stage, the words “out” and “closeted” did not mean what they do today. How could they? Homosexual sex was still a criminal offense under English law, and being openly gay could — and did — land people in jail. But the ethical and emotional ramifications of a life lived in secret, especially for a writer’s life, are at the heart of this very late work by a playwright whose homosexuality was well-known but never acknowledged.

Ostensibly inspired by the memoirs of W. Somerset Maugham, who omitted any mention of his 30-year liaison with his secretary, Gerald Haxton, and by an event recounted in a biography of the writer and caricaturist Max Beerbohm, “A Song at Twilight” seems nonetheless utterly autobiographical — and it must have seemed even more so to its original audiences, watching the aging, ailing, closeted author play an aging, ailing, closeted author.

Mr. Coward called it his most serious play, and it certainly cuts through the familiar, waggish Coward persona to reveal a semblance of real heartbreak underneath.