A24’s The Green Knight, the critically acclaimed retelling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, has generated more than $12 million at the global box office since debuting on July 30.
Now the adventure drama fantasy co-starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton, is set to screen into consumers homes for one night only on Aug. 18. at 8.p.m. CST.
The studio/distributor’s upstart online screening room is offering limited access to the movie for $19.99. Purchasers will have a four-hour window to watch the two-hour movie after starting. A24 began selling screening tickets on Aug. 10.
“You’ll get a reminder email the day of your screening and you can find your tickets under ‘My Tickets’ in the menu,” reads the website. The movie can be streamed on the website or Apple TV and Roku media devices.
Amazon Studios has acquired U.S. and Latin American rights to the documentary Val, about actor Val Kilmer.
From directors Leo Scott and Ting Poo, this is the first feature in the slate of documentaries and doc-series being produced by A24, which has a nonfiction arm led by Ben Cotner.
Amazon Studios will release the documentary later this year in the United States and Latin America. A24 controls all remaining worldwide rights.
For more than 40 years Kilmer, one of Hollywood’s most mercurial and/or misunderstood actors has been documenting his own life and craft through film and video. He has amassed thousands of hours of footage, from 16mm home movies made with his brothers, to time spent in iconic roles for blockbuster movies such as Top Gun, The Doors, Tombstone and Batman Forever. The documentary reveals a life lived to extremes and a look at what it means to be an artist and a complex man.
“At least once a day for years I looked around and got this bittersweet feeling that there are a thousand reasons that this project could’ve been shipwrecked,” Kilmer said in a statement. “I mean, what could a film look like of a man filming himself, sometimes daily, years at a time? It is unimaginable that this movie actually could’ve ever come to light without the partnership of my dear friends, Leo and Ting, and my producing partners. Tireless hours of editing and endless emotions with each new cut. I couldn’t be more proud to share this with the world.”
“Filmmakers Leo Scott and Ting Poo have a unique, cutting-edge style and artistry, weaving together never-before-seen footage into a beautiful, raw story about this renowned and celebrated actor, artist and man,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement. “We’re excited to work with Val and the A24 team on their first produced documentary feature and to share this unprecedented film with audiences.”
The thriller Uncut Gems, starring Adam Sandler, arrives on digital Feb. 25 from A24 and on Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital) and DVD March 10 from Lionsgate.
In the film, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, Sandler plays a charismatic jeweler who makes a high-stakes bet that could lead to the windfall of a lifetime. In a precarious high-wire act, he must balance business and family, fending off adversaries on all sides in pursuit of the ultimate win.
Co-written and directed by brothers Josh and Benny Safdie (writers and directors of Good Time), the film also stars LaKeith Stanfield, Kevin Garnett, Idina Menzel, Eric Bogosian, and Judd Hirsch.
The drama The Farewellarrives on digital Oct. 29 from A24, and on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD from Lionsgate and on demand from A24 Nov. 12.
Written and directed by Lulu Wang (Posthumous), based on her real-life experiences, the film stars Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean’s Eight, “Tawk”), Tzi Ma ( “Silicon Valley,” “Veep,” Skyscraper), and Diana Lin (“The Family Law,” Australia Day).
After learning that her family’s beloved matriarch, Nai Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi returns to Changchun to ﬁnd that her family has decided to keep the news from Nai Nai. While the family gathers under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, Billi rediscovers the country she left as a child, and is forever changed by her grandmother’s spirit, in this story of how family can unite and strengthen us — often in spite of ourselves.
The sun-soaked horror film Midsommar, from director Ari Aster (Hereditary), is coming on digital and on demand Sept. 24 from A24, and on Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital) and DVD Oct. 8 from Lionsgate.
The film stars Florence Pugh as a young woman who, after a family tragedy, reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a remote Swedish village for a midsummer festival, which becomes more and more sinister as the days pass. What begins as a carefree summer holiday takes a turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that grow increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.
The horror film Climax from filmmaker Gaspar Noé will be released digitally May 7 from A24, and on Blu-ray and DVD May 28 from Lionsgate.
The film focuses on a troupe of young dancers who take sangria laced with LSD and descend into a passionate and violent delirium. It stars Sofia Boutella, Romain Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub and Claude GajanMaull.
The disc will include the featurette “A Visceral Experience: Making Climax.”
Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore, will arrive on digital May 21 and Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD June 4 from Lionsgate and A24.
The film follows Gloria (Moore), a free-spirited, divorced woman in her 50s seeking love at L.A. dance clubs. The film also stars John Turturro, Rita Wilson, Brad Garrett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sean Astin and Holland Taylor.
Lean on Pete,a story about a teenage boy who sets out on an adventure to find a home, arrives on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD July 10 from Lionsgate.
The film stars Charlie Plummer (The Dinner, All the Money in the World), Oscarnominee Chloë Sevigny (Best Supporting Actress, Boys Don’t Cry, 1999), Travis Fimmel (“Vikings,” Warcraft: The Beginning), and Golden Globe winner Steve Buscemi (Best Actor, Television – Drama, “Boardwalk Empire,” 2011).
Charley (Plummer), 15, finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging horse named Lean on Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery (Buscemi), and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie (Sevigny), help Charley fill the void left by his absent father. But when Charley discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, he takes extreme measures to save him.
Extras include the “Searching for Home: Making Lean on Pete” featurette.