Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

This Friday in the screening room we will be opening the critically acclaimed Scarlet Johansson starring Under the Skin, from director Jonathan Glazer. This also marks our first release from new-ish indie distributor A24. A24 made their mark over the last 2 years releasing hits such as Spring Breakers, The Bling Ring, and The Spectacular Now. After establishing a firm foothold in the indie film distribution market, they’ve amassed a pretty impressive line-up of upcoming releases, which you can read about below.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners)
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent, Isabella Rosellina
“A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.”

Written and Directed by Steven Knight
Starring Tom Hardy
“Ivan Locke, a dedicated family man and successful construction manager, receives a phone call on the eve of the biggest challenge of his career that sets in motion a series of events that threaten his careful cultivated existence.”

Obvious Child
Written and Directed by Gillian Robespierre
Starring Jenny Slate, David Cross, Richard Kind
“Brooklyn comedian Donna Stern gets dumped, fired and pregnant just in time for the worst/best St. Valentine’s Day of her life.”

The Rover
Written and Directed by David Michôd (Animal Kingdom)
Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNairy
“A loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Australian outback with the forced assistance of a wounded guy left behind in the wake of the theft.”

Life After Beth
Written and Directed by Jeff Baena
Starring Dane DeHaan, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Alia Shawkat, John C. Reilly
“Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.”

Directed by Lynn Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister)
Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Ellie Kemper
“A woman stuck in permanent adolescence lies to her fiancé about going on a retreat and spends the time hanging out with friends instead.”

A Most Violent Year
Written and Directed by J.C. Chandor (All is Lost)
Starring Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks
“A thriller set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.”

Written and Directed by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Red State)
Starring Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez, Johnny Depp
“When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend’s girlfriend to search for him.”

Which of A24’s upcoming releases would you like to see play here at CinemaSalem?