A special M. Night Shyamalan event is coming on Saturday, January 12th! Alamo Drafthouse and Universal Pictures are hosting a screenings of Unbreakable, Split, and, yes, Glass, this weekend in 25 Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas around the country! Keep reading for more details. Also in today's Highlights: release details for Close Calls and the short film The Candlelight Witch.
Alamo Drafthouse's Shyamalanathon Event Details: Press Release: "Alamo Drafthouse and Universal Pictures today announced The M. Night Shyamalanathon, the first-ever marathon screening of all three films in the filmmaker’s trilogy: 2000’s Unbreakable, 2016’s Split, and the first American public screening of the third chapter, the explosive comic-book thriller, Glass.
The back-to-back-to-back screenings, available at Alamo Drafthouse cinemas in 25 theaters across the country on Saturday, January 12, 2019, will include an exclusive conversation with M. Night Shyamalan, broadcast live from Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn into all participating Alamo Drafthouse theaters.
Tickets are free, and seats can be reserved with the purchase of a $5 food and beverage voucher that can be redeemed at the show. Tickets may be reserved at:
For Brooklyn, New York, Live Event: https://drafthouse.com/show/the-m-night-shyamalanathon
For all other Drafthouse locations: https://drafthouse.com/show/the-m-night-shyamalanathon-live-stream
Participating Alamo Drafthouse cinemas are: Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY), Alamo Drafthouse New Mission (San Francisco, CA), Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (Austin, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Park North (San Antonio, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Stone Oak (San Antonio, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers (Yonkers, NY), Alamo Drafthouse Raleigh (Raleigh, NC), Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet (Kansas City, MO), Alamo Drafthouse Littleton (Littleton, CO), Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake (Denver, CO), Alamo Drafthouse LaCenterra (Katy, TX), and Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock (Lubbock, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo (El Paso, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Cedars (Dallas, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands (Dallas, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Richardson (Richardson, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Las Colinas (Irving, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Denton (Denton, TX), Alamo Drafthouse Woodbury (Woodbury, MN), Alamo Drafthouse One Loudoun (Ashburn, VA), Alamo Drafthouse La Vista (La Vista, NE), Alamo Drafthouse Chandler (Chandler, AZ) and Alamo Drafthouse Tempe (Tempe, AZ).
In addition, Universal Pictures has partnered with Beyond Fest and American Cinematheque to screen all three films, back-to-back-to-back, at the Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. in Los Angeles beginning at 4 p.m. on the same day, January 12, 2019.
Tickets may be reserved at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-shyamalan-a-thon-tickets-53976423937
Glass opens in theaters in North America on January 18, 2019.
M. Night Shyamalan brings together the narratives of two of his standout originals—2000’s Unbreakable, from Touchstone, and 2016’s Split, from Universal—in one explosive, all-new comic-book thriller: Glass.
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men.
Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).
This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters is produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider executive produces.
A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad. www.glassmovie.com"
Close Calls Acquisition and Release Details: "TERROR FILMS has acquired the rights to writer/director Richard Stringham’s debut feature film CLOSE CALLS! The film is set to be released across multiple digital platforms Friday, January 11th.
The film centers around Morgan MacKenzie (Jordan Phipps) - a troubled teen with a checkered past, who finds herself grounded by her father (Kristof Waltermire). Bored and left alone to deal with her ailing and crazy grandmother (Janis Duley), Morgan soon becomes the target of a psycho caller. As the night gets weirder, paranoia begins to set in and Morgan is forced to face some of her worst fears and inner demons as she starts to believe that everyone she knows is either plotting against her or trying to kill her.
CLOSE CALLS (produced, written and directed by Richard Stringham) has been well received by critics with SCREAM MAGAZINE stating: “Richard Stringham has crafted a clever, unique motion picture that goes well beyond merely being a valentine to its influences. The film offers some humor to occasionally lighten up the suspenseful proceedings, and Stringham proves himself as a talent to watch with this striking celluloid calling card.”
The film has also been well received at film festivals and has been the official selection and winner at multiple festivals. Festival participation includes: the Hollywood Dreams International Film Festival and Writers' Celebration, the Hot Springs International Horror Film Festival (Won: Best in Category - Best First-Time Filmmaker Feature), the Los Angeles Horror Competition (Won: Diamond Award-Best Feature Film), the Maverick Movie Awards, the NYC Horror Film Festival (Won: Best Cinematography, Best Director) and the Spotlight Horror Film Awards (Won: Silver Award - Best Film).
The film will be available on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Tubi TV and Steam and additional platforms at a later date. In advance of the film’s release this Friday, TERROR FILMS is sharing some stills, the Official Trailer and Poster below.
To learn more about TERROR FILMS, visit: www.terrorfilms.net
To learn more about CLOSE CALLS, visit: https://www.facebook.com/CloseCallsTheMovie/"
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