I just wanted to let you know that my doc THE BACKYARD
(www.thebackyardfilm.com) was released today on DVD in the
USA and Canada via Image Entertainment.
See a Trailer and Buy it here http://www.customflix.com/Store/ ShowTtl.jsp?id=205166
or buy it by calling toll free 1-888-232-0049
You can see another trailer and read reviews at http://www.kingpix.com/films/ shotgun/index.html
Los Angeles Times says... Morgan Neville and Harry Pallenberg's irreverent, insightful 'Shotgun Freeway' is surely one of the most ambitious documentaries on Los Angeles ever attempted..... - Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
Hollywood Reporter thinks..... "A breezy, informative look at Los Angeles history and culture... the films angle and talkative, analytical interviewees stitch together a thought provoking portrait of a teaming metropolis unlike any other." - David Hunter, Hollywood Reporter
Before "L.A. Confidential", there was "Shotgun Freeway"-- the groundbreaking 1996 documentary about Los Angeles coming to grips with it's own history. Against a backdrop of never-before-seen archive footage on the L.A., Shotgun Freeway presents a diverse group of "Angelinos" who guide the film through their own past as well as the city's. We get crime scribe James Ellroy reliving his youth as a burglar, Actor/writer Buck Henry's tour of Hollywood fakery, Jazzman Buddy Collette's trip down Central Avenue, Historian Mike Davis' tour of LA's eventual Armageddon, and writer Joan Didion's take on LA's own ephemerality. From the Beaches to the Valley, "Shotgun Freeway" will show you a Los Angeles you never knew existed.
Directed by Morgan Neville & Harry Pallenberg
BONUS MATERIALS include Director's Commentary, The Lost Tim Leary Interview, and
three rare promotional films: Hollywood 1931, LA Police Tour, The Free Way.
"Gripping! A real- life thriller!"   ; -- David Chute, LA Weekly Power Trip has been nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and launches New York City at Film Forum, Dec 10-23, while spectacular news comes out of Tbilisi, Georgia! Fraudulent elections led to weeks of demonstrations in the streets of Tbilisi. Protestors eventually stormed Parliament, forcing a hasty retreat by President Eduard Shevardnadze and his eventual resignation . Paul Devlin's award-winning film, Power Trip provides important context and unique insight into today's headlines, with a graphic, on-the-ground depiction of a society crippled by corruption and the challenges facing globalization of multinational companies in emerging markets. Check out these stories in Filmmaker and indieWIR E and look for upcoming stories about Power Trip in Newsweek, The New York Times, and Time Out New York. In addition to the Independent Spirit Award nomination, Power Trip has also added two new festival awards, the "Golden Lynx" - First Prize for Best Journalistic Achievement, Freiburg, Germany and The Grand Prix, Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany. Please spread the word about Film Forum and other upcoming screenings below. More info at www.powertripthemovie.com/screenings.html *** 2003 Award Winner **** Berlin Film Festival Florida Film Festival Hot Docs, Canadian Int'l Documentary Film Festival Transparency International Film Festival Port Townsend, WA Film Festival Red Bank, NJ Film Festival Freiburg Okomedia Environmental Film Festival, Germany Ecomove Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
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