Spend the afternoon at Footlight Bar, 465 Seneca Ave, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Afternoon Matinee Saturday May 19th 2PM to 6PM. 5$!
Wharton Tiers Ensemble starts at 5PM
Fessenden on Sax and a half dozen guitars!!
GEP pal Leon Vitali is the subject of a Kubrick doc entitled FILMWORKER,
now unspooling in theaters from KINO LORBER
(distributor of of LIKE ME, TRIGGER MAN, I CAN SEE YOU among other Glass Eye Titles).
Vitali was Stanley Kubrick’s long-time assistant and jack of-all-trades
and can be heard in the TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE episode Cold Reading from Season 4.
And Speaking of Kubrick, don’t miss the re-release of 2001,
in theaters this weekend with a new print overseen by Christopher Nolan:
I consider it a great privilege to be involved in offering that experience
to a new generation of moviegoers in its original analogue glory.”
– Christopher Nolan
The murderously obsessive title character of Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER has his eye on a group of young punks who trespass in his woods, as seen in a new foreign sales poster. We’ve got the exclusive first look.
The poster comes from Octane Entertainment, which has picked up select worldwide sales rights to THE RANGER and will rep it at this month’s Cannes Film Festival. “THE RANGER is a fun and wild ride of punk-rock-infused horror that fits perfectly within our brand,” says Octane’s Jack Campbell. “We’re excited to be working with this team of professionals and can’t wait to introduce the film to our buyers in Cannes.” Adds Wexler, who directed the film and scripted it with Giaco Furino, “It’s been a thrill to share the film with festival audiences around the country. We’re so excited to team up with Octane to introduce THE RANGER to the world.”
Andrew van den Houten, horror veteran Larry Fessenden, Ashleigh Snead, Heather Buckley and Jenn Wexler produced the story of teen punks on the run from the law who face off against an unhinged park ranger.
Chloë Levine (The Transfiguration), Jeremy Holm (Mr. Robot), Granit Lahu, Jeremy Pope, Bubba Weiler, and Amanda Grace Benitez (School Of Rock) star in the SXSW Midnighters selection. First-timer Wexler directed from a screenplay she co-wrote with Giaco Furino.
“It’s been a thrill to share the film with festival audiences around the country,” Wexler said. “We’re so excited to team up with Octane to introduce The Ranger to the world.”
Fessenden added: “It has been gratifying to see Wexler move from being a fierce advocate for other directors’ visions through her stint producing movies at Glass Eye Pix, to taking on the challenge of getting her own unique vision on screen with The Ranger. I am so proud to see her continue the mission of pushing the boundaries and expectations of genre filmmaking, and this was the perfect collaboration for Glass Eye Pix and Hood River.”
“I’m thrilled to have produced The Ranger with such an amazingly talented team of artists,” van den Houten said. “It was a thrill working with fearless, freshman director Jenn Wexler and cannot wait for adoring horror fans all over the world to witness her entertaining and groundbreaking perspective of the punk rock slasher.”
“The Ranger is a fun and wild ride of punk rock infused horror that fits perfectly within our brand,” Octane Entertainment’s Jack Campbell added. “We’re excited to be working with this team of professionals and can’t wait to introduce the film to our buyers in Cannes.”
Campbell brokered the deal with 79th & Broadway Entertainment’s van den Houten on behalf of the production companies.
86’d produced by GEP pal Chadd Harbold (producer of Depraved, Most Beautiful Island, Only A Switch) has its world premiere at the Maryland Film Festival, May 3rd! Directed by Neon Indian’s Alan Palomo, starring Lindsay Burdge, Buddy Duress (Good Time), Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End) and Fessenden!
Also unspooling, shorts by Depraved co-star David Call (Cole) and Depraved co-producer Lizz Astor (Drugstore Lipstick). Check it: Character Studies.
Jenn Wexler’s THE RANGER screening in New Orleans as part of
The Overlook Film Festival. Show starts TONIGHT!
Friday, April 20th – 8:30 PM – Canal B
Saturday, April 21st – 11:15 PM – Le Petit
From Simon Abrams: I’m pretty thrilled that we’re having this conversation, Graham, mostly because I’ve been a big fan of your work as a sound designer on indie horror films like Automatons and The Roost, two Glass Eye Pix-produced movies that both gave me one of my favorite post-film reactions: Who’s responsible for ____? I have to know more! Even more thrilling: I wanted to know more about sound design, a field of work that I knew — and probably still know — next to nothing about. Your work made me pay closer attention to what both of those films were doing on a completely different level than what I was used to. I started thinking about horror movies in terms of sound and how their sense of atmosphere was developed through the layering of noises on a soundtrack. Basic stuff for you, but something that I know I — and probably some of our readers — often take for granted since we often think of movies as a primarily visual medium.