Doc ‘Banksy Most Wanted’ Due on Transactional Digital May 13 From Level 33

The French documentary feature film Banksy Most Wanted will be released for digital purchase and VOD May 13 from Level 33 Entertainment.

Directed by Aurelia Rouvier and Seamus Haley and featuring Robin Barton (The Man Who Stole Banksy, The Banksy Job), the film sets out to provide an in-depth look into one of the art world’s biggest unanswered mysteries — who is Banksy? Banksy is a household name, but behind this name hides a multitude of stories, artworks, stunts, political statements and identities. The documentary draws an in-depth portrait of the masked Robin Hood of the art world. Each investigation reveals a facet of the artist, his political views, his commitment to environmental causes and political refugees, his links with the music scene, and his entrepreneurial side.

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The film was an official selection at the Tribeca Film Festival and a nominee in the Golden Star Feature Documentary Competition at the El Gouna Film Festival.

 

‘Peace by Chocolate’ Headed to Theaters April 29, On Demand June 10 From Level 33

The Canadian dramatic comedy Peace by Chocolate will be released in theaters April 29 and on demand June 10 from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film based on the true story, when a Syrian family flees civil war to small-town Canada, the son is torn between his dreams of becoming a doctor and helping his father rebuild his suddenly burgeoning chocolate business.

Directed by Jonathan Keijser, the film stars Hatem Ali, Ayham Abou Ammar, Yara Sabri, Kathryn Kirkpatrick, Mark Hachem, Najla Al-Khamri and Mark Camacho.

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Peace by Chocolate, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, won the Jury Award, Best Director, Feature Film, Jonathan Keijser at the Cordillera International Film Festival; Jury Award, Best Actor, Hatem Ali at the Scottsdale International Film Festival; Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature Film, at the Woods Hole Film Festival; Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature, at the Naples International Film Festival; Jury Award, World Lens Award, at the Port Townsend Film Festival; Jury Prize, Spotlight Feature Award, at the Loudoun Arts Film Festival; Jury Award at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival; and Audience Choice Award at the Heartland International Film Festival.

 

Indie Family Drama ‘The Good Life’ Available on Demand April 15 From Level 33

The independent family drama The Good Life will debut in theaters and on demand April 15 from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film, when Olive, 35, discovers her boyfriend cheating, she decides to escape to her family’s home in Greece to mend her broken heart. There she is met with hostility from the local villagers who band together to make her life unbearable.

That’s when Olive meets Jet, a 9-year-old boy who comes to her rescue. He becomes her guide, negotiator and friend, teaching Olive how to live “the good life.”

The film is directed by Bonnie Rodini.

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Black Comedy ‘Deadly Cuts’ Due on Demand March 11 From Level 33

The black comedy Deadly Cuts will debut on demand March 11 from Level 33 Entertainment.

It will also have a limited theatrical release on the same date.

In the film, in a working-class neighborhood of Dublin known as Piglinstown, gang violence and gentrification threaten the community. Salon owner Michelle employs Stacey, Gemma and Chantelle at Deadly Cuts, where they accidentally murder gang leader Deano and dispose of his body. Meanwhile, the women set out to save the salon from gentrification by winning a hair-styling competition against their posh rivals.

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Thriller ‘Arctic Void’ Available Via PVOD Jan. 14 From Level 33

The sci-fi thriller Arctic Void will be released in theaters and via premium VOD Jan. 14 from Level 33 Entertainment.

It’s the story of childhood friends, Ray Marsh and Alan Meursault, who are on a tourist ship in the Arctic to make an episode of their modestly popular travel and nature show “Vagabond.” Their regular cameraman fails to get a visa, so they’re joined by local hire and expat Sean Tibbets. What starts as a once in a lifetime day cruise quickly descends into madness as all but the three of them vanish from the boat.

The film stars Michael Weaver, Tim Griffin and Justin Huen.

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Animated ‘Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm’ Due Theatrically and on Digital Dec. 3 From Level 33

The animated musical Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm will be released in theaters and for digital purchase and rental Dec. 3 from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film, in a land known as the Kingdom of Rhythm, young bear Bongee vows to protect the young Princess Katrina with his life. When the evil witch Bandrilla casts a spell on the people of the kingdom, Bongee sets out with the aid of his friend Myrin to break the spell and return singing and dancing to the land, while Bandrilla and her henchmen, Barnabas and Ivan, do all they can to stop them.

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Bongee Bear and the Kingdom of Rhythm features the voices of Rob Paulsen, Dom DeLuise, Ruth Buzzi, Debi Derryberry, June Lockhart, Julian Sands, Danica McKellar, Daryl Sabara, Jess Harnell, Jeff Bennett, Bill Farmer, Phil Proctor, Tatyana Yassukovich and Richard Van Vleet.

 

Animated ‘Kung Food’ Due in Theaters and On Demand Nov. 19 From Level 33

The animated family film Kung Food, based on the animated TV series, will be released in theaters and on demand Nov. 19 from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film about a magical world inhabited by living food items with hidden talents, Super Bao, an innocent and passionate steamed stuffed bun, dreams of becoming a great hero like his ancestor. In order to realize this dream, he must use his martial arts skill to battle the evil Pirate King and keep him from obtaining the powerful Five-Flavor Stone before he can use it to destroy the World of Foods.

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Crime Thriller ‘La Flamme Rouge’ Available On Demand From Level 33

The crime thriller La Flamme Rouge is available in theaters and on demand from Level 33 Entertainment.

Executive produced by Balthazar Getty (Lord of the Flies) and written and directed by the Maze Brothers Brent and Derek (Cyanide Syndicate: Blueprint, A$AP Lotto: Smooth City), the film stars an ensemble cast of “Twin Peaks” alums (Balthazar Getty, Nicole LaLiberté, George Griffith), as well as Clint Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Todd Lowe (HBO’s “True Blood”), Josh Martin (“Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection”), Colby Coash (Former Nebraska State Senator, It Snows All the Time), Charlie McElveen (12 Midnight) and Sebastian Quinn (TV Series “Doomsday”). 

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In the film, a violent night sends cycling champ Rick Van Pelt into a neon drenched fever dream. Fueled by scotch and paranoia, he confronts Isaac about an affair with his fiancée. A shocking turn of events unveils their scheme to rip off a reclusive art dealer. Eccentric friends, old and new, fail to save Rick from the nocturnal underworld and his demons personified. A renegade detective is his only hope.

 

Horror Film ‘Companion’ Due on Demand Sept. 14 From Level 33

The horror film Companion will come out on on demand Sept. 14 from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film’s plot, in 2030, society fell as malicious entities appeared around the world. The survivors fight each other and the dead. In this landscape, Ella Grace’s burden of guilt is exposed. The past, and the horrors of what she will become, force Ella to kill what she loves in order to discover the terrifying meaning of the ghosts that feed on her fear.

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Written and directed by John Darbonne (Dead Man’s Fuel, Standing Ovation), the film stars Russell Shealy (Showtime’s “The Good Lord Bird,” The Farmhand, Surrender Me), Eric Hanson (The Challenger Disaster, No Ordinary Love, Brady’s Lot), Christine Nguyen (Vigilante Diaries, Attack of the Killer Donuts, Get Him to the Greek), Stephen Brodie (“Fear the Walking Dead”), Anna Flynn (Persuasion), Cody Renee Cameron (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie) and Marcus Anthony.

Dramedy ‘Kingsway’ Available on Demand From Level 33

The comedic drama Kingsway is available on demand from Level 33 Entertainment.

In the film, Jess, a single car mechanic who lives with her mother, Marion, suspects her sister-in-law Lori is having an affair. Her fragile brother Matt has no idea. Lori, an amateur singer, acts innocent but when Jess and Marion confront her, Lori confesses she’s pregnant with Matt’s best friend’s kid and all hell breaks loose.

Written and directed by Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding, Excited), the film stars Camille Sullivan, Gabrielle Rose, Colleen Rennison, Agam Darshi, Kevin McNulty, Jillian Fargey, Jeff Gladstone, Paul Skrudland and Jennifer McLean.

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“I wanted to make a film about love and suicide — yet make it accessible, not some heavy thing,” Sweeney said in a statement. “I chose the romantic comedy/romantic drama genre for this reason. For me, theme’s a big deal, and the theme of Kingsway is about the nature and fragility of familial and intimate relationships.”