Today, in the USA it is ILLEGAL for a woman to be topless in 37 of the United States of America in some states that includes breastfeeding. In less tolerant places like Louisiana, a woman exposing her nipples can carry a sentence of up to three years in jail and a $2,500 fine. In New York City, in 1992 it became LEGAL for women to be topless in public, but the NYPD continued to arrest women, so we took to the streets with cameras and our cast to fight these Puritanical injustices first hand. By the end the production, Free The Nipple morphed into a "real life" revolution that transcended the bounds of mere entertainment.
Famous graffiti artists, mobs of dedicated women, and celebrities from Miley Cyrus to Liv Tyler and Lena Dunham jumped on board and ignited a national media blitz that has transformed into a powerful movement to Free The Nipple in America. Other celebrity supporters include Cara Delevingne, Shepard Fairey, Kendall Jenner, Adrian Grenier, Rihanna, Elizabeth Jagger, Scout Willis, Rumer Willis, Soko, Suki Waterhouse, Kellan Lutz, Dree Hemingway, Russell Simmons.
The film concerns a group of fearless women fighting for their right to go topless in public, as they smash societal taboos one bare breast at a time. Based on a true story, this spirited satire follows New York City activists Liv and With, who take their crusade for gender equality from the streets of the urban jungle to the courts. More than just a movie, Free the Nipple has launched an empowering real-life movement, inspiring women across the globe to take back their bodies. The trailer is above (scroll down).
Mike Nichols, the German-born director in America who achieved entry to the exclusive EGOT club - winning an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony - died today, it was announced. He was part of a successful comedy act with Elaine May, also a director, then turned to theatre and film, helming sharply observed dramas and comedies like Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Graduate, Catch-22 and the controversial Carnal Knowledge.
After the flop Day of the Dolphin, his output became patchier, but The Fortune, Silkwood, Biloxi Blues, Working Girl, Postcards from the Edge, Wolf and Charlie Wilson's War all have their merits and indeed fans, many of his works winning a cult following even if they were originally intended as blockbusters. On television, he directed the award-winning miniseries Angels in America and on the stage he originated Monty Python musical Spamalot.
Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian classic is unquestionably one of the greatest Sci-Fi films ever made. From 3 April 2015, cinema-goers will have the chance to see it again, at its best on the big screen, when the BFI releases Blade Runner: The Final Cut across the UK.
Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a neon-lit, rain-spattered future Los Angeles. Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah all give career-defining performances.
Given complete artistic freedom to make The Final Cut in 2007, the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, director Ridley Scott created this final, definitive version, fully restored from the original negative.
Ahead of next year’s UK-wide opening, a one-day special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut will take place in over 80 cinemas on Sunday 14 December 2014 as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season, a nationwide celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre.
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Space: 1999 - The Complete Second Series on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
Brian Cox's favourite TV show! Not that Brian Cox!
NETWORK Distributing has announced it will release the long-awaited Space: 1999 - The Complete Second Series, digitally restored in High Definition, on Blu-ray and DVD in Autumn 2015.
As the countdown to series 2 begins, a special edition Blu-ray release of Space: 1999 - The Bringers Of Wonder (PG), which features two key episodes from the second series, will be available exclusively through networkonair.com on 8 December 2014 (pre-buy available now), RRP £13, and limited to just 1,999 copies.
Each Blu-ray is presented in an exclusive digipack and will include both episodes of The Bringers Of Wonder and the feature-length version of Destination Moonbase-Alpha, compiled from these two episodes, all in HD. Click the link above for a trailer.
Networkonair.com will also hold a competition for all customers who order Space: 1999 - The Bringers Of Wonder before 8 December. These customers will automatically be entered into a draw to win one of three copies of Space: 1999 - The Complete Second Series. Three order numbers will be drawn at random soon after 8 December, when the Moonbase Alpha computer will display the winning numbers.
NETWORK Distributing is pleased to announce the titles set for release within its ‘The British Film’ collection for January – March 2015.
Highlights include three films available on Blu-ray from Alfred Hitchcock in January – The Man Who Knew Too Much, The Lady Vanishes and Young And Innocent; two features from Michael Winner - The Nightcomers starring Marlon Brando, and early feature West 11 with an outstanding performance from Diana Dors; the third instalment of British Musicals Of The 1930s; and two Blu-rays featuring original scores from Oscar-winning composer John Barry - Raise The Titanic and The Tamarind Seed.
Each feature once again benefits from a new transfer, an instant play facility and will be presented in special slim-line space-saving packaging.
Keep your eyes to the skies. Don’t go out at night. And, whatever you do, don’t fall in love…
Beyond is a British science-fiction shock-fest which sees alien-invasion survivors Cole (Richard J. Danum) and Maya (Gillian MacGregor) embarking on a journey to salvage a life for themselves in a ruined UK. But all the while, a giant spaceship looms over the earth, abducting anyone foolish enough to go out after hours.
With the trailer hitting over a million views (see link above), anticipation for this low-budget / high-ambition British science-fiction thriller is high. Coming to Digital Download 15th December 2014 and DVD 12th January 2015.
Still struggling over the loss of their oldest son, the Peterson family find great comfort when David (Dan Stevens), a young charismatic former soldier, arrives at their home, claiming to be a friend and colleague of their late son. He is quickly welcomed into their lives, and begins helping out in unexpected ways that seem to change the family’s fortunes for the better.
A troubling and violent chain of events cause Anna (Monroe), the oldest daughter, to suspect David’s real intentions, and she begins to realise that his motives are more extreme than the family could ever imagine. This steely-eyed stranger might appear to be a dream come true but as bullets start to fly and the body count rises, the Peterson family’s nightmare is just beginning.
With a killer 80s soundtrack and a witty script from You’re Next scribe Simon Barrett, The Guest is explosive, fun, scary, gory, sexy-cool and is guaranteed to be on everyone’s list of top films of the year. Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray available from Monday 29th December. Also available on standard DVD & Blu-ray 29th December.
In Select Cities Starting November 7th - click above for the new featurette.
Starring Eddie Redmayne ("Les Misérables") and Felicity Jones ("The Amazing Spider-Man 2"), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of - time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh ("Man on Wire").