Dartmouth Films is proud to announce the release of Dylan William's heartwarming feature documentary Men Who Sing, a portrait of a Welsh male voice choir, which releases in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema on Friday, 5th November, 2021.
This humorous and melancholic portrait of a male voice choir begins when the filmmakers' father, widower Ed, 90, sells the family home and arranges his own funeral. His only remaining solace is Tuesday night practice, but with an average age of 74 and suffering a haemorrhaging of the bass section his beloved choir is facing a crisis of its own. They must act or face extinction. So the hunt begins to find 'brown-haired men' in their 40s and 50s who can take the choir forward. As their search intensifies, we come closer to them. Whilst Ed finds new meaning, Merf deals with his own bad news by focusing on the Choirs revival and Gwyn laughs at his prostate cancer diagnosis and walks on the wing of a plane to raise money. Finally, they raise themselves and travel to Northern Ireland to perform for the first time in 20 years.
Director, Dylan Williams explained: "The story began when my father telephoned me for the first time since I had moved to Sweden 15 years earlier, to tell me that he had sold our family home and was busy throwing the majority of its contents into a hired skip. Upon my return to help him move, I found him preparing his funeral arrangements. Despite enjoying excellent health, he is nonetheless 90, and since the death of my mother he had felt increasingly isolated. The one notable outlier however was his beloved choir. For almost 70 years my father has been the bottom bass in the Trelawnyd Male Voice Choir, situated in the neglected former industrial area of North East Wales. I followed him to practice on the first night of my arrival and found myself faced with a room full of men that I have known since my childhood - all now in their eighties but still singing together. The decision to make a film came straight from my heart. It is a humorous melancholic tale that deals with loneliness, old age, as well as community and friendship as a group of proud choristers fight to find new blood to keep their beloved choir alive." Watch the trailer at the link above.
London New Wave and 1091 Pictures have announced that their heist thriller BLONDE. Purple will be heading to Digital Download from 30th November.
Directed by Marcus Flemmings (Palindrome, Six Rounds), the film stars Julian Moore-Cook, Elle Bindman, Adam J Bernard and Jennifer Lee Moon.
An out of his depth criminal is stuck in a bank after a heist goes wrong. With only a gun and a 16 year old girl as a hostage, how will he get out?
His life prior to this incident forces him to face truths about himself that he has been avoiding all his life.
[28 Oct 2021 at 09:45]
The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts: Springsteen and the E Street Band
Still no sign of the whole film, mind you
Directed by David Silver and Leon Gast, THE LEGENDARY 1979 NO NUKES CONCERTS: SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND transports fans back in time to relive the iconic Musicians United for Safe Energy benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Restored in breathtaking HD, the release includes all 13 songs performed over two nights, with ten never-before-released performances, and consists of original No Nukes film footage with stunning remixed and remastered audio. THE LEGENDARY 1979 NO NUKES CONCERTS: SPRINGSTEEN & THE E STREET BAND is available to Download & Keep on 15 November from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Legendary performances by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the September 1979 MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) benefit concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Features all 13 songs performed over two nights, ten never before released, transferred and edited from original No Nukes film footage and restored in HD, with remixed and remastered audio.
You believe the children are our future, don't you?
Dartmouth Films is delighted to announce that it will be releasing director Franz Böhm's award-winning documentary DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN widely in UK cinemas from 19th November.
With global protests on the rise, DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. We will watch as Rayen protests for social justice in Chile, Pepper fights for democracy in Hong Kong and Hilda battles the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda. Facing almost impossible odds and grappling with the staggering impact of their activism on their personal lives, we will be asking these three young women why they keep fighting.
DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN is produced by Johannes Schubert (Schubert Film), Ansgar Wörner, Franz Böhm (Nightrunner Productions) and co-produced by Jamie Gamache, Connor O'Hara, Jennie Scott (Lowkey Films), and at just 22 years old, Franz Böhm is the youngest ever winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award. Try the trailer at the link above.
[28 Oct 2021 at 09:39]
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital [read more]
Marvel martial arts
Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings debuts on all major digital platforms along with Disney+ November 12th and will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from November 15th. Marvel fans can enjoy never-before-seen bonus material including 11 deleted scenes and a gag reel.
Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings stars Simu Liu as Shang-Chi, who must face the past he thought he left behind and confront his father, leader of the dangerous Ten Rings organization. The film also stars Awkwafina as Shang-Chi's friend Katy, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, and Florian Munteanu, with Michelle Yeoh as Ying Nan and Tony Leung as Xu Wenwu.
Beginning November 12, "one of Marvel's best origin stories" (Sean Mulvihill, Fanboy Nation), Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings will be available to all Disney+ subscribers. The film also arrives on all digital stores such as Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu with exclusive bonus features. Try the trailer at the link above.
With a special new series The New Coven: A Female Horror Renaissance now showing on MUBI, they're inviting you to spend an evening celebrating the burgeoning wave of woman-directed horror cinema, with Prano Bailey-Bond's critically-acclaimed Censor (2020) premiering on Halloween, crowning the service's exciting season of horror films directed by women.
Starting at 15:00 GMT on Sunday, October 31 MUBI will be giving away some delightfully spooky prizes across their social media channels - follow @mubiuk on Twitter to find out how to win. Prizes include limited edition posters designed by Laura Callaghan, temporary tattoos by Sophie Mo and Halloween-inspired popcorn by Joe and Seph's.
At 18:00 GMT Censor director Prano Bailey-Bond will be joined in conversation by former Empire Editor-in-Chief Terri White on MUBI's UK Instagram, which will be followed at 19:00 GMT by a watch party of her acclaimed debut. The Censor watch party will be led by a tweet-along from MUBI's UK Twitter account by The Final Girls, the film collective exploring the intersections between horror film and feminism.
The New Coven season kicked off on MUBI earlier this month with Alice Lowe's darkly comedic revenge horror Prevenge (2016) starring herself while pregnant, followed by Anna Biller’s spellbinding The Love Witch (2016), and Jennifer Kent's cult offering The Babadook (2014). The season takes a refreshing angle on the genre, exploring themes such as motherhood, gender roles, and trauma from a female perspective.
[26 Oct 2021 at 23:47]
Prisoners of the Ghostland on Blu-ray and DVD [read more]
Cage goes way out East
Elysian Film Group are delighted to announce the release of PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND on Blu-Ray and DVD.
This samurai western action thriller directed by Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Why Don't You Play in Hell?) starring Nicolas Cage (Face/Off, Leaving Las Vegas), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), Nick Cassavetes (Face/Off), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses), Tak Sakaguchi and Yuzuka Nakaya will be available to own from 15 November. The Blu-Ray comes complete with limited edition illustrated artwork and a fully reversible inner sleeve with both formats featuring brand new extras material.
Described by legendary actor Nicolas Cage as 'the wildest movie I've ever made' PRISONERS OF THE GHOSTLAND is a high-octane, post-apocalyptic tale of redemption and uprising that marks celebrated Japanese director Sion Sono's first English-language film.
In the treacherous frontier city of Samurai Town, a ruthless bank robber (Nicolas Cage) is sprung from jail by wealthy warlord The Governor (Bill Moseley), whose adopted granddaughter Bernice (Sofia Boutella) has gone missing. The Governor offers the prisoner his freedom in exchange for retrieving the runaway. Strapped into a leather suit that will self-destruct within five days, the bandit sets off on a journey to find the young woman - and his own path to redemption. See the trailer at the link.
Starring Robson Green (TV's Age Before Beauty), Tom Brittney (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, Outlander), Al Weaver (The Hollow Crown), Kacey Ainsworth (EastEnders, Lynn + Lucy) and Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools and Horses, Holby City), series six of the hit crime-solving drama GRANTCHESTER is available to buy on DVD from 8th November and on Digital Download now.
It's 1958 and trouble is brewing in the Cambridgeshire village of Grantchester. Reverend Will Davenport (Tom Brittney) relishes his role as a firebrand vicar, willing to rock the boat and challenge conventions to help people.
But the very role he loves puts him at odds with his own ideas when his kind-hearted curate, Leonard Finch (Al Weaver) is caught up in a scandal.
Will’s best friend, Detective Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green), finds his principles shaken, housekeeper Mrs Chapman (Tessa Peake-Jones) is distraught and Geordie's wife Cathy (Kacey Ainsworth) is defiant. With new crimes around every corner and morality and legality at loggerheads, it's going to take all of Will's skill and empathy to navigate those choppy waters and help the ones he loves.