I’ve received this press release below announcing Drafthouse Films’ Graceland VOD and theatrical release dates. Check out the trailer, poster, stills from the film, and a soundtrack sampler below…
****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****
DRAFTHOUSE FILMS’ GRIPPING ‘GRACELAND’
OPENS IN SELECT THEATRES APRIL 26
AND ON VOD MARCH 28
AUSTIN, TX – February 28, 2013 – Drafthouse Films announces that the riveting and unpredictable Filipino thriller, Graceland, will be available on VOD platforms everywhere Thursday, March 28 and will open in New York, Los Angeles and Austin on Friday, April 26. Fans can download a free Graceland soundtrack sampler composed by Live Footage here: http://t.opsp.in/b0m1X.
Drafthouse Films acquired the North American distribution rights to the truly original crime saga after the film’s world premiere at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival where it received critical acclaim and an audience award.
Ron Morales’ Graceland has been hailed as “mesmerizing” (Gabe Toro, Indiewire) while Twitch Film says Graceland is “twisted enough to keep even the most seasoned thriller aficionado second guessing up to the end.”
Graceland thrusts viewers into the corrupt underbelly of the Philippines’ capital, exposing a world of deceit, exploitation, and startling depravity. Written and directed by Ron Morales, a veteran of Michael Clayton and The Departed, this “vigorously breathless thriller” (Complex Magazine) depicts a desperate man’s infinite moral compromises amidst a tale of kidnapping gone horribly wrong.
Graceland follows Marlon Villar, chauffeur of Filipino politician Manuel Chango, whose car is ambushed while he drives his and the politician’s daughter home from school one afternoon. What results is a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Desperate to save his daughter at all costs, Marlon finds himself in a game of deceit and betrayal that causes him to compromise on everything he believes in.
The film will be available on VOD on platforms everywhere Thursday, March 28 and in select theaters Friday, April 26.
Intense and unpredictable, Graceland is the story of family man Marlon Villar, the longtime chauffeur of Manuel Chango a corrupt Filipino politician. One afternoon, while he and his daughter accompany the politician’s daughter home, their car is ambushed in a kidnapping attempt. During the confusion of the ambush, the kidnapping goes horribly wrong and the wrong girl is taken and held for ransom. Marlon is determined to save his daughter, but between the conflicting motives of the kidnappers and Chango, Marlon is forced into a terrible downward spiral. As events unfold, Marlon, Chango, and their families are forced into a game of deceit and betrayal that will leave no one innocent.
About Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of “sharing the films we love with widest audience possible,” Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Films Of The Year.” The 2012 release slate includes the acclaimed Best Foreign Language Oscar®) Bullhead, the internationally celebrated Danish comedy Klown (currently slated for a Warner Bros/Todd Phillips produced US remake), Quentin Dupieux’s Sundance 2012 favorite Wrong, the 40th anniversary restoration of landmark Australian thriller Wake In Fright, the highly-anticipated Werner Herzog/Errol Morris produced documentary The Act Of Killing, and together with producing partners Magnolia Pictures and Timpson Films, the highly acclaimed anthology horror film The ABC’s Of Death featuring 26 different directors that Fangoria calls, “a stunning roll call of some of the most exciting names in horror across the world.” Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Badass Digest.