HOW TO LIVE FOREVER
Available Now on DVD and Digital
In HOW TO LIVE FOREVER, filmmaker/director Mark Wexler (Tell Them Who You Are) chronicles his own curious, lively, and sometimes troubling enquiry into how he might delay or even defeat death. Begun as a study in life-extension, the film evolves into a thought-provoking examination of what truly gives life meaning and what it could mean to really live forever. But whose advice should he take? Does 94-year-old exercise guru Jack LaLanne have all the answers, or does Buster, a 101-year-old chain-smoking, beer-drinking marathoner? What about futurist Ray Kurzweil, a laughter yoga expert, or an elder porn star?
Wexler explores the viewpoints of delightfully unusual characters alongside those of health, fitness and life-extension experts in this engaging documentary that challenges our notions of youth and aging with comic poignancy.
The late Ray Bradbury; actress Suzanne Somers; authors Marianne Williamson and Pico Iyer; comedy legend Phyllis Diller and TV personality Willard Scott are also featured and interviewed in the film.
“Fascinating…’How to Live Forever’ asks several important questions at the same time.” – Movie City News
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THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH
Releases September 18 on DVD
Oscar®-nominated Kristin Scott Thomas (The English Patient, Sarah’s Key) and Oscar®-nominated Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise, Training Day) join dramatic forces in Pawel Pawlikowski’s (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) hypnotic thriller, THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH. Adapted from the New York Times best-selling author Douglas Kennedy’s 2011 novel, Pawlikowski’s genre-defying film follows a complicated, conflicted and ambiguous hero as his world spirals out of control. Joanna Kulig and Samir Guesmi also star.
American writer Tom Ricks comes to Paris desperate to put his life together again and win back the love of his estranged wife and daughter. When things don’t go according to plan, he ends up in a shady hotel in the suburbs, having to work as a night guard to make ends meet. Then Margit, a beautiful, mysterious stranger walks into his life and things start looking up. Their passionate and intense relationship riggers a string of inexplicable events… as if an obscure power was taking control of his life.
A French-Polish co-production with dialogue in French and English, THE WOMAN IN THE FIFTH opened theatrically in the U.S. on June 15 from ATO Pictures.
“Ethan Hawke is one reason to see ‘The Woman in the Fifth,’ ….the actor draws you close.” – New York Times
Releases August 21 on DVD
Directed by Chris Eyre (Smoke Signals), HIDE AWAY follows the story of a successful businessman (Josh Lucas) attempting to resurrect his life. Entering an idyllic harbor as a broken and haunted man, he buys and boards the dilapidated sailboat, Hesperus. Disturbed at night by unsettling dreams of his family, the boat becomes a beacon of hope as he begins the challenge of bringing back the shine to the tarnished star. Watching him from the harbor café are three equally mysterious residents: a waitress (Ayelet Zurer), always one puff away from her last cigarette and always a piercingly watchful eye on the Hesperus; the veteran mariner (James Cromwell), a salty, soulful man unable to reconcile his own past and traverses, who shares his openhearted wisdom that may be a salve for the younger man; and a newly single father (Jon Tenney), who’s boisterous enthusiasm for a newfound freedom and escape from his responsibilities, is in contrast with the quiet and deliberate solitude the harbor’s newest resident wants to protect.
HIDE AWAY world premiered at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, where it won the Grand Jury Prize in the Cinematography, Narrative Feature Competition.