"I see nothing on a substantial scale to try to reintroduce younger audiences to cinemas," says the co-president.
Bernard wishes that NATO trumpet cinema safety in a large public event. (A NATO member says not in the cards.) He'd like to make a creative marketing effort by independent movie companies, combined with a steady stream of specialty films with a bigger audience. That could include SPC's upcoming, and.
Downton Abby of Focus Features: A New Era is the big challenge. If the Crawley family can't withstand the ongoing Covid jitters and fear of putting alterations off home screens, then nothing can.
The Duke's film, directed by Roger Michell, is hoping to spur the future of a spring comeback. It will include a complimentary guest ticket at venues for anyone interested in the film, which is now available in New York City on April 22.
The specialty story, according to Angelika's CEO, "is moving in the right direction. We're just not out of the woods yet," and there's still plenty of work to be done to ensure the audience returns. Attendance and box office sales have increased from 2021 (and from Covid-shuttered 2020), according to the CEO. The tally is still 50% lower than in 2019.
"We will need to be more assertive and aggressive," she said. On April 29, the Angelika will offer its first membership program, which includes bonuses, including free screenings and discounts on tickets and concessions. She said the circuit may begin special screenings for those who are still antsy about Covid, where "seating will be limited, and we'll check vaccination cards."
Through commercial radio drive time, cable, social media, and local news, SPC is making "Bring A Friend Back." Bernard said the Marvel guys are returning. This is not only part of the system, but it also makes sense. 'People have to be sick of seeing countless mediocre movies on streaming services.'
While Covid has been offering high-performing specialty films week-to-week, the offer has generally been more trickle than flow for new titles, as well as many combinations of extremely limited release, limited marketing, day-and-date, and quite a few foreign language, which is still challenging. Distributors agree on the timing but expect the sector to rise. The goal is to slash the wave.
These weekend's special events will be noted:
The third film from Jacques Audiard, filmed in Paris during the epidemic, has been unveiled. It stars Emilie, Camille, Nora, and Amber, who are often friends and even lovers. With Audiard, the film includes A Prophet, Rust, Bone, and Palme d'Or, which has been released in Cannes. With Audiard, it is based on Adrian Tomine's Killing and Dying, a collection of graphic short stories.
Sic-fi, written and directed by Riley Stearns, is available on 150-plus screens. After receiving a terminal diagnosis, Sarah (Karen Gillan) undergoes a cloning procedure to alleviate her grief. Her attempts to decommission her clone have failed and she is unable to return to court duel to her death. She has one year to train her body and mind for the fight of her life.
At the Lincoln Center, the Italian fable will be expanded to Los Angeles next year. World premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, which included a director's Fortnight, and a prominent selection at the New York Film Festival. Luciano (Gabriele Silli) is a wandering outcast in a remote, late 19th-century Italian town. His life is eroded by alcohol, forbidden love, and a bitter conflict with the prince of the region. In these barren lands, only
Jane Schoenbrun's horror film We're All Going to the World's Fair in NYC (Quad Cinema, Brooklyn Academy of Music) and Chicago's Music Box, which is expanding to London (Landmark Westwood) and major national markets. The film focuses on Casey (Anna Cobb) as she navigates through the adolescent journey of online play and obscenity. She develops a distant, dreadful friendship with another grown person taking the challenge.
RLJE Films is set to premiere at five theaters and streaming on Shudder. Stars Elisha Cuthbert, Eoin Macken, Abby Fitz, and Dylan Fitzmaurice-Brady. Pics tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanished in the cellar of their new home in the United Kingdom. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to confront or risk losing her family'