Sony Pictures Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has announced October-December release plans for The Return of Tanya Tucker; Salavatore: Shoemaker Of Dreams; The Son; Living; and Turn Every Page. Additionally, it said, One Fine Morning, written and directed by Mia Hansen-Løve and starring Léa Seydoux, and Davy Chou’s Return To Seoul, which were both acquired out of Cannes, will
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“I see nothing happening on a major scale to try to get the older audiences back to theaters,” griped Sony Pictures Classics’ co-president Tom Bernard. Ideally, Bernard wants NATO to trumpet cinema safety in a big public campaign. (A NATO rep says not in the cards.) He’d like that campaign alongside a creative marketing push
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Angelika Film Center and Sony Pictures Classics unveiled a “Bring A Friend Back To The Movies” initiative timed to the April 22 release of dramatic comedy The Duke. The arthouse cinema and specialty distributor are offering a complimentary second ticket to anyone who buys a first directly from the Angelika’s website, app or in the
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Sony Pictures Entertainment follows its release of Parallel Mothers last week with Jockey in three theaters in NY/LA (Film Forum, AMC Lincoln Square, Laemmle Royal) in a specialty market crowded by holdovers and wide releases, and amid a Covid-19 surge that’s particularly tough on arthouses. The frame isn’t ideal for new specialty fare in any case but
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Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers opened to an estimated $41,076 this weekend on three screens for a PSA of $13,692 over three days. Distributor Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker calls that cume conservative, anticipating $42-$43K for the Penelope Cruz-starrer that he said has been attracting a diverse new audience to Almodóvar, including younger moviegoers. “We’re thrilled
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UPDATED, 9:59 AM: Sony Pictures Classics said today that its film Mothering Sunday will get a limited release on February 25 in Los Angeles and New York following its weeklong awards-qualifying run in November. The pic, which premiered at Cannes in July, will expand to other markets in the ensuing weeks, the distributor said. Mothering Sunday
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UPDATED, 11:18 AM: Sony Pictures Classics has set for release dates for two more of its pics that will screen at the Tribeca: Art world documentary The Lost Leonardo will bow August 13 in Los Angeles and New York, and GLAAD Media Award nominee I Carry You with Me hits L.A. and NYC theaters on June
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EXCLUSIVE: “Don’t be in a panic!” These are the sage words from Sony Pictures Classics’ Co-President Michael Barker about the future of independent films at the theatrical box office. While the pandemic and the proliferation of streamers has sent a number of awards season contenders into the home, he believes that arthouse fare will be
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Sony Pictures Classics has made some tweaks to its release schedule for four upcoming pics and one that’s already in theaters. The distributor run by co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard said that Dror Moreh’s documentary The Human Factor, which opened last month in Los Angeles and New York, will go nationwide in theaters on May 7.
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Sony Pictures Classics will release Florian Zeller’s The Father in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 18, with a rollout in major markets on Christmas Day. Written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman play a father-daughter duo—one mischievous, the other caring—who battle the universal prophecy of loss
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Sony Pictures Classics will release Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw’s The Truffle Hunters on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. It was announced this week that the documentary will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival, capping off a string of previous acceptances into the Cannes, Telluride, and New York Film Festivals. The doc premiered at the
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Sony Pictures Classics has scheduled Azazel Jacobs’ drama French Exit for a Feb. 21, 2021 release in time for Oscars. The pic, which stars Oscar nominees Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, is making its world premiere as the Closing Night feature at the 2020 New York Film Festival.    Directed by Jacobs and written by award-winning novelist Patrick deWitt, based
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All was fairly quiet on the specialty box office front with a debut of a handful of films. The most notable of the bunch was Matt Tyrnauer’s riveting Where’s My Roy Cohn? Other openers this weekend included a Loro as well as Gunpowder & Sky’s horror-comedy Villains starring IT Chapter Two‘s Bill Skarsgård and Kyra Sedgwick which had
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