Crackle Plus Streaming Original NASCAR Documentary Series

Crackle Plus, the ad-supported VOD platform owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, June 30 announced the premiere of its original documentary series “Road to Race Day” bowing on July 1.

Executive produced by Peter Berg’s (“Friday Night Lights”) Emmy Award-winning company, Film 45 (“QB1: Beyond the Lights,” “All or Nothing: Manchester City”) and director Cynthia Hill’s Emmy Award-winning company, Markay Media (“A Chef’s Life,” “Somewhere South”) for Complex Networks, the eight-episode series showcases the 2017 season of NASCAR’s Hendrick Motorsports, and features star drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, and Kasey Kahne, among others. The camera follows the drivers around every turn, both on and off the track, to give the audience unprecedented access to what it takes to drive into the winner’s circle week after week and race after race.

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“Looking at the tremendous success we found with our basketball docu-series ‘On Point,’ we realized we found partners who understood our vision through Film 45, Screen Media Ventures, and Crackle,” said Nick Wang, head of distribution and business development for Complex Networks.

Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus, said viewers have long coveted sports content and the July Fourth weekend is the traditional high-water mark of the NASCAR racing season.

“This series will have viewers on the edge of their seats,” Guelton said.

Hendrick Motorsports has won 12 NASCAR Cup Series championships, the most in history, and holds the all-time records in nearly every major statistical category at the sport’s highest level.

“With Road to Race Day, Cynthia and her team created something truly special,” said Patrick Perkins, VP of marketing for Hendrick Motorsports. “There’s never been another docu-series about our sport that’s anything like it, before or since.”

“Road to Race Day” is distributed worldwide by Screen Media Ventures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.

Crackle is available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 25 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), on Plex, on iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.”

Netflix Infusing 2% of Cash Reserves Into Black-Supporting Fiscal Institutions

Netflix on June 30 disclosed it is putting more money behind its activism. Going forward, Netflix is allocating 2% of its cash holdings — initially up to $100 million — into financial institutions and organizations that directly support black communities in the U.S.

The move was disclosed in a blog post by Aaron Mitchell, director, talent acquisition, and Shannon Alwyn, director, treasury at Netflix.

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“Stories like Ava DuVernay’s 13th and Explained’s ‘Racial Wealth Gap’ show how systemic racism in America has sustained a centuries-long financial gap between black and white families,” Mitchell and Alwyn wrote. “As part of our commitment to racial equity, we are turning understanding into action.”

Netflix co-founder Reed Hastings and his wife last week pledged $120 million in personal funding to United Negro College Fund and two private black colleges in Atlanta.

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Mitchell and Alwyn wrote that bringing more capital to underserved communities could make a meaningful difference for the people and businesses in them, helping more families buy their first home or save for college, and more small businesses get started or grow.

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They cited FDIC data that showed banks that are black-owned or led represent just 1% of America’s commercial banking assets. Mitchell and Alwyn contend this is one factor contributing to 19% of black families having either negative wealth or no assets at all — more than double the rate of white households — according to the U.S. Federal Reserve.

“Black banks have been fighting to better their communities for decades but they’re disadvantaged by their lack of access to capital,” they wrote. “The major banks, where big multinational companies including ours keep most of their money, are also focusing more on improving equity, but not at the grassroots level these black-led institutions can and do.”

As part of Netflix’s $100 million commitment, $25 million will be moved to a newly established fund called the “Black Economic Development Initiative.” It will be managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a non-profit with a track record of developing underinvested communities. They will invest the funds into black financial institutions serving low and moderate-income communities and black community development corporations in the U.S. Another $10 million will go to Hope Credit Union in the form of a “transformational deposit” to fuel economic opportunity in underserved communities in the Southeast.

Mitchell and Alwyn suggest that if every company in the S&P 500 allocated 1% of their cash holdings into efforts like the Black Economic Development Initiative, it would represent $20 billion to $30 billion of new capital to help build stronger communities, offering more black families pathways to prosperity and a more equitable future.

“This capital will fuel social mobility and opportunity in the low- and moderate-income communities these groups serve,” they wrote. “We plan to redirect even more of our cash to black-led and focused institutions as we grow, and we hope others will do the same.”

HBO Max Acquires Rights to Peabody Award–Winning Drama ‘David Makes Man’

The first season of Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and Warner Horizon Scripted Television’s Peabody Award-winning series “David Makes Man,” a one-hour drama created by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Tony Award-nominated playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight), will be available to stream on HBO Max starting July 16.

The series centers on David, a 14-year-old prodigy from the projects who is haunted by the death of his closest friend and relied upon by his hardworking mother to find a way out of poverty. He must choose between the streets that raised him or the higher education that may offer him a way out. Set in South Florida, the series is inspired by events in McCraney’s own life and explores childhood trauma and the power of imagination to survive.

In addition to the winning the Peabody Award, the first season of “David Makes Man” received a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Drama, a prestigious Gotham Award nomination, and was named to several critics’ year-end “best of television” lists for 2019. The show has been renewed for a second season by OWN.

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Akili McDowell (“Billions,” “The Astronaut Wives Club”) stars in the title role of David alongside Alana Arenas (“Head of Passes”), Isaiah Johnson (“Hamilton”), Ade Chike Torbert (“East Los High”), Travis Coles (“Liza on Demand”), Cayden K. Williams (“Girls Trip”), Nathaniel Logan McIntyre (“Magic Camp”), Jordan Bolger (“Peaky Blinders”), with Emmy nominee/Tony winner Phylicia Rashad (Creed films, “Empire,” “The Cosby Show”). Tony winner and Emmy/Golden Globe nominee Ruben Santiago-Hudson (“Lackawanna Blues,” “The Quad,” “Billions”), Elvis Nolasco (“American Crime”), Gillian Williams (The Girlfriend Experience), Juanita Jennings (Star), Liza Colón-Zayas (Proven Innocent), Lindsey Blackwell (“Step Sisters”), Lela Rochon (Training Day), Teshi Thomas (“Raven’s Home”) and Nick Creegan all appear in recurring roles.

HBO Max Distributing Cannabis-Infused Gummies in New Promotion

In a sign of the times, WarnerMedia’s upstart SVOD platform HBO Max has begun marketing cannabis-infused edible gummies to help market new original series “Close Enough,” which premieres July 9.

Max is partnering with Sunderstorm’s Kanha Cannabis Infused Gummies and online distributor Eaze to launch a collection of character-inspired “Close Enough” edibles.

“Close Enough” is an animated comedy about a married couple, their 5-year-old daughter, and their two divorced best friends/roommates all living together on the east side of Los Angeles. They’re navigating that transitional time in your 30s when life is about growing up, but not growing old. It’s about juggling work, kids, and pursuing your dreams, while avoiding time-traveling snails, stripper clowns, and murderous mannequins. Their life may not be ideal but for now, it’s close enough.

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“When crafting any campaign, our aim is always to create an experience for the audience that feels genuine and exciting,” Peter Sherman, SVP of program marketing at HBO Max, said in a statement.

“[Our] partnership with HBO Max is an exciting opportunity to showcase our delicious gummies to a brand new audience,” said Cameron Clarke, CEO of Sunderstorm, the parent company of Kanha.

Through the end of July, while supplies last, “Close Enough” Cannabis-Infused Gummies are available at select, licensed retailers in California. They will also be available for purchase and delivery via Eaze in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego.

Cinemark Delays Re-Opening Movie Screens to July 24

Cinemark June 30 announced it would delay the phased reopening of its U.S. theatres to July 24 as a result of recent shifts in new studio content — and spikes in coronavirus infections. The Dallas-based chain will open screening select studio classics and elevated cleaning and safety standards.

Cinemark, with 555 theatres and 6,145 screens in 41 states domestically and 15 countries throughout South and Central America, plans to begin screening new-release movies on July 31 with Solstice Studios’ Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe, and Sony Pictures’ The Broken Hearts Gallery with Selena Gomez on Aug. 7, followed by Warner Bros.’ Tenet on Aug. 12, Disney’s Mulan on Aug. 21, Orion Pictures’ Bill & Ted Face the Music on Aug. 28, and Paramount Pictures’ A Quiet Place Part II on Sept. 4.

Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi said Cinemark’s initial five-theater test-and-learn phase in the Dallas area went well, suggesting similar results nationwide.

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“Our multi-phased reopening plan was thoughtfully designed with multiple contingencies in place that enable us to efficiently adapt to today’s ever-changing environment,” Zoradi said. “We continue to pay close attention to status of the virus, local mandates and availability of new content while prioritizing the health and safety of our guests, employees and communities.”

Indeed, all Cinemark theaters will boast “The Cinemark Standard” upon reopening with greatly enhanced cleanliness, sanitizing and safety measures. Each theater will also have a designated “Chief Clean and Safety Monitor” on duty to ensure standards of safety, physical distancing, cleanliness and sanitization.

Amazon Rolls Out ‘Watch Party’ Platform Enabling Prime Video Members to Watch Content Socially Connected

Amazon Prime Video has joined Hulu, Netflix, HBO and other digital platforms in unveiling a social media campaign, dubbed “Watch Party,” that enables users in the United States to live-chat with other connected viewers during a movie or TV show.

Prime members will be able to choose from thousands of titles available on the platform’s SVOD catalog (titles available at no additional cost to Prime members), including Amazon Originals such as Emmy Award winners “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “Hanna,” “Mindy Kaling’s Late Night,” “Donald Glover’s Guava Island,” “Troop Zero,” Academy Award-nominated The Big Sick, “The Boys,” “Homecoming” and “My Spy,” among many others.

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Titles feature a special “Watch Party” icon/link that can be shared with up to 100 other Prime members and accessed when clicking on the link. Co-viewing content has become popular as segments of the country remain sheltered-in-place during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Netflix Party” (on Google Chrome only) and HBO’s “virtual theater” enable multiple viewers to share access to a title or episodic program on portable devices. Amazon first tested the “Watch Party” concept this past spring on its Twitch video game streaming platform.

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Prime members will be able to host and participate in Watch Party, providing synchronized playback, which the host controls, and a chat feature to communicate with participants along with built in stickers. Watch Party will accommodate up to 100 participants per session (each participant must have a Prime membership or Prime Video subscription and must be based in the U.S.).

Disney+ Launching ‘Summer Movie Nights’ July 3

Subscription streaming service Disney+ is set to launch its first “Summer Movie Nights,” featuring a lineup of brand new original and newly announced family movies.

Viewers can use #DisneyPlusMovieNights and follow Disney+ on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for live Q&As, watch parties and exclusive content bringing the excitement of the summer movie season into their homes.

Beginning Friday, July 3, with the premiere of Hamilton, the filmed version of the original Broadway production, subscribers can watch catalog titles and original features premiering every week.

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Titles include:

Hamilton combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Mighty Ducks (July 3) — Emilio Estevez portrays a trial attorney who gets a community service assignment: coaching a hapless group of pee wee hockey players.

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Friday, July 10
X-Men: Days of Future Past — Characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past and save our future.
Solo: A Star Wars Story — Through a series of daring escapades, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca in an epic adventure directed by Ron Howard and written by Jonathan & Lawrence Kasdan.

Friday, July 17
X-Men: Apocalypse — Apocalypse, the most powerful mutant in the universe, tries to destroy all of mankind. To save humanity, Professor X leads the X-Men in a showdown that will determine the fate of the world.

Friday, July 24
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — Captain Jack Sparrow is pursued by old rival Captain Salazar and a crew of deadly ghosts who escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea … notably him.

Friday, July 31
Incredibles 2 — Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together!

Friday, Aug. 7
X-Men – The X-Men, a group of mutants with extraordinary powers, wage a fight against both intolerance, and a fellow band of radical mutants intent on exterminating the human race.

The Peanuts Movie — Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle and flying ace takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

Friday, Aug. 14
Ant-Man and The Wasp — As he struggles to balance his home life and Super Hero duties, Scott Lang finds he must suit up as Ant-Man again, joining the Wasp on an urgent mission to uncover secrets from the past.

The Greatest Showman — Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical, inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.

Friday, Aug. 21
Beauty and the Beast (2017) — The story and characters you love come to life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told.

Friday, Aug. 28
Fantastic Four (2005) — Transformed into superheroes after surviving a disaster in space, The Fantastic Four struggle to reconcile their powers, responsibilities and relationships as a dysfunctional family. Overcoming their personal conflicts, they finally join forces to defeat Dr. Doom, the malevolent, metallic embodiment of their treacherous former patron.

Alice Through the Looking Glass — When Alice comes across a magical looking glass and returns to the fantastical realm of Underland, she discovers that her friend the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) has lost his Muchness and embarks on a perilous race to save him before time runs out.

Friday, Sept. 4
The Wolverine — The Wolverine returns to face his ultimate nemesis in an action packed battle that takes him to modern day Japan; an epic fight that will change him forever.

“Disney Bundle” subs (Disney+, ESPN+, Hulu) will also have new movies premiering throughout on Hulu, including the premiere of Palm Springs on July 10, alongside ESPN+’s library of original documentaries and films. Additional library titles and premiere dates will be announced in the Next on Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ monthly listings email.

Comedy ‘Zombie for Sale,’ Thriller ‘Black Rainbow’ and Atomic Bomb Drama ‘Hiroshima’ Among Titles Due on Blu-ray in July from Arrow and MVD

The Korean comedy Zombie for Sale, the British thriller Black Rainbow and the Japanese atomic bomb drama Hiroshima are among the titles coming to Blu-ray Disc in July from Arrow Video and MVD Entertainment Group.

In 2019’s Zombie for Sale, due July 7, the illegal human experiments of Korea’s biggest pharmaceutical company go wrong, and one of their “undead” test subjects escapes and ends up in a shabby gas station owned by the Park family — a band of misfits spanning three generations who hustle passers-by to make ends meet. When the family uncovers their undead visitor, he bites the head of their household, who instead of transforming into an undead ghoul becomes revitalised and full of life. The family then hatches a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth, allowing locals to pay to be bitten, too, until things go wrong. Extras include an audio commentary with filmmakers and critics Sam Ashurst and Dan Martin; a Q&A with director Lee Min-jae from a 2019 screening at Asian Pop-Up Cinema in Chicago, moderated by film critic and author Darcy Paquet; “Eat Together, Kill Together: The Family-in-Peril Comedy,” a video essay by critic and producer Pierce Conran exploring Korea’s unique social satires; a making-of featurette; behind-the-scenes footage; the trailer; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Mike Lee-Graham; and for the first pressing only, a collector’s booklet featuring new writing by Josh Hurtado.

Also coming July 7 is the British thriller Black Rainbow (1989). Mike Hodges (Flash Gordon, Get Carter) wrote and directed this supernatural chiller as a meditation on the human race’s ability to destroy the world, a gothic tale of suspense and the occult. Martha Travis (Rosanna Arquette, Pulp Fiction, Crash) is a travelling clairvoyant on the road with her sceptic father (Jason Robards, Once Upon a Time in the West, Magnolia). During a séance, Martha communicates a message from a dead man to his wife in the audience. Shocked the wife insists her husband is still alive. Later that evening the husband is killed by a ruthless assassin. As Martha foresees more and more tragic events journalist Gary Wallace (Tom Hulce, Amadeus, Animal House) follows the pair in pursuit of a hot story with catastrophically eerie results. Sent direct to cable by its struggling distributor on initial release, Black Rainbow never got wide exposure. It is newly restored from the original negative. Extras include new audio commentary by film historians Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan; archival audio commentary by Hodges; an archival making-of documentary; several archival featurettes; the trailer; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Nathanael Marsh; and for the first pressing only, a booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Hodges and more, illustrated with stills.

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Also on tap July 7 is 1969’s Inferno of Torture. Japanese exploitation legend Teruo Ishii (Horrors of Malformed Men, Orgies of Edo) delivers one of his most extreme visions of violent eroticism in the sixth in his abnormal love series, in which tattoos and torture await women forced into servitude. Unable to repay a local lender, Yumi (Yumika Katayama) takes up an offer to serve as a geisha for two years with a promise of freedom once her debt is repaid. She quickly realizes that this is less a house of geishas than an extremely cruel brothel specializing in supplying Western visitors with tattooed playthings. Extras include audio commentary by Japanese cinema expert Tom Mes; “Erotic Grotesque Nonsense & the Foundations of Japan’s Cult Counterculture,” a condensed version of Jasper Sharp’s Miskatonic Institute lecture; the trailer; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips; and for the first pressing only, a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Chris D.

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Due July 14 is Hiroshima (1953), about the devastation wrought by the world’s first deployment of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, based on the written eye-witness accounts of its child survivors compiled by Dr. Arata Osada for the 1951 book Children of the A Bomb: Testament of the Boys and Girls of Hiroshima. Adapted for the screen by independent director Hideo Sekigawa (Listen to the Voices of the Sea, Tokyo Untouchable) and screenwriter Yasutaro Yagi (Theatre of Life, Rice), Hiroshima combines a harrowing documentary realism with human drama in a tale of the suffering, endurance and survival of a group of teachers, their students and their families. It boasts a score composed by Akira Ifukube (Godzilla) and stars Yumeji Tsukioka (Late Spring, The Eternal Breasts), Isuzu Yamada (Throne of Blood, Yojimbo) and Eiji Okada (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Woman in the Dunes), appearing alongside an estimated 90,000 residents from the city as extras, including many survivors from that fateful day on Aug. 6, 1945. Hiroshima was produced and distributed outside of the studio system by the Japan Teachers’ Union following the mixed critical reception to Children of Hiroshima (1952), directed by Kaneto Shindo the previous year, the first dramatic feature to deal directly with the atomic bombing. Although sequences from the film were used in Alain Resnais’ classic of French New Wave cinema, Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), it has been effectively out of circulation in Japan and the rest of the world since its original release due to the force and political sensitivity of its message. This new HD presentation is the complete version, restoring the footage from the international edit that was released in the United States in 1955. Extras include an archive interview with actress Yumeji Tsukioka; Hiroshima Nagasaki Download (2011), a 73-minute documentary featuring interviews with survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings now residing in the United States, with an introduction by the director Shinpei Takeda; a new video essay by Jasper Sharp; newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow; and for the first pressing only, a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mick Broderick.

Coming July 21 are two films from 1988, Bloodstone and Life Is a Long Quiet River.

In Bloodstone, a man of action and a cab driver pair up to save a young girl from the clutches of an evil criminal magnate. The Bloodstone, a priceless stolen ruby, accidentally ends up in the possession of American newlyweds Sandy (Brett Stimely, Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death) and Stephanie (Anna Nicholas, “Remington Steele”). Now, their honeymoon in India is interrupted as they become the target of international fence Van Hoeven (Christopher Neame, The Prestige) and his evil henchmen. When Van Hoeven kidnaps Stephanie and ransoms her for the jewel, Sandy joins forces with the cabby and dormant stunt-driver Shyam Sabu (Rajinikanth, 2.0) to rescue his young bride. Co-written and produced by Nico Mastorakis (Island of Death, The Wind), the film features a performance by legendary Tamil megastar Rajinikanth in his first English-language role. Extras include new audio commentary by Bryan Reesman; “Keeping it to Myself,” a new interview with producer and co-writer Nico Mastorakis; a new video essay on Rajinikanth by Indian cinema expert Josh Hurtado; trailers; an image gallery; the original screenplay; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys; and for the first pressing only, an illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mark Cunliffe.

Life Is a Long Quiet River is a fast-paced French satire. The radiantly bourgeois Le Quesnoys, with their immaculate children and perfect manners, and the grubby, disreputable Groseilles are thrown together in absurd chaos by an act of revenge as they discover that 12 years prior their babies were switched at birth. A witty send up of class relations and family ties, Life Is a Long Quiet River was celebrated with a host of trophies at France’s César Awards ceremony, winning best screenplay, best debut work and acting prizes for Héléne Vincent and Catherine Jacob. Extras include archival interviews with director Étienne Chatiliez, actor André Wilms, co-writer/co-producer Florence Quentin and producer Charles Gassot; a reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow; and for the first pressing only, a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jonathan Romney.

Korean Film ‘House of Hummingbird’ Flying to Digital and Blu-ray Aug. 4 From Well Go

The Korean coming-of-age story House of Hummingbird will debut on digital and Blu-ray Aug. 4 from Well Go USA Entertainment.

Ignored by her parents and abused by her brother, 14-year-old Eun-hee moves through life like a hummingbird searching for a taste of sweetness wherever she may find it. In a rapidly expanding Seoul in 1994, she roams the neighborhood with her best friend, attempts romantic relationships with both girls and boys alike and is sent to the hospital with an unclear diagnosis. When a new teacher arrives, she becomes the first adult the young girl feels really understands her.

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Bora Kim makes her feature film directing debut in this acclaimed film that stars Ji-hu Park (The Witness), Sae-byuk Kim (The Day After), Seung-Yeon Lee (Alive) and In-gi Jeong (Chaser).

The film won Best Feature Film at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival and the 2019 Seattle International Film Festival. The Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards named it one of the Ten Best Films of the Year and it won the awards for Best Actress (Park), Best Cinematography (Guk-hyun Kang) and Best International Narrative Feature at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.  In addition, director Bora Kim has won numerous Best Director awards, including from the 2019 Athens International Film Festival, the 2020 Asian Film Critics Association Awards and the 2019 Korean Association of Film Critics’ Awards.

AMC Theatres Delays Re-Opening to July 30

AMC Theatres has pushed back re-opening 450 theaters in the United States from July 15 to July 30. The nation’s largest exhibitor had planned to jumpstart operations in about two weeks following a government-mandated shutdown in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

But with Disney and Warner Bros. pushing back releases Mulan and Tenet, respectively, due to upticks in COVID-19 infections in California, Florida, Texas and Arizona, AMC decided to hold off.

CEO Adam Aron says the chain has invested tens of millions of dollars in sanitization protocols, including acquiring high-tech air purification systems for theaters.

“We continue to devote extraordinary resources into our plan to operate our theatres with a hyper commitment to the safety and health of our guests and associates,” Aron said in a previous statement.

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Wedbush Securities media analyst Michael Pachter doubts moviegoers are in a rush to go the cineplex without a vaccine.

“As we face a potential spike in cases nationwide after some seemingly premature re-opening schedules in addition to nationwide protests, we are less sanguine … that enough of the population will risk their health to support the current release slate schedule starting in July,” Pachter wrote.