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Directed by Emmy-Award-winning filmmakers Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine (Ballets Russes), this entertaining and inspiring documentary nimbly maps the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. Told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen—Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others—the film also features the audacious industrialists behind such groundbreaking companies as Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, PowerPoint and Tandem. Our lives would be dramatically different without the contributions that these venture capitalist pioneers and their entrepreneurial partners have made to the creation of life-saving drugs, personal computers and the Internet.
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An emotionally and sexually charged psychological thriller from director Bernard Rose (Candyman, Immortal Beloved) featuring Danny Huston (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as a husband who is consumed by feelings of carnal desire and violent jealousy over his pianist wife’s (Law and Order’s Elizabeth Röhm) possible affair with a handsome violinist. Based on the classic novella by Leo Tolstoy, this gripping dissection of a modern marriage also features Oscar® winner Anjelica Huston (Prizzi’s Honor).
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Director Jon Knautz (Robert Englund cult fave Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer) returns with a blood-curdling tale of sacrificial cults, demonic possession and ancient evil. After a young American backpacker vanishes in Europe, three journalists trace his disappearance to a mysterious Polish village. They travel there hoping to get the story, but instead find a grotesque, fog-shrouded shrine—and hostile locals hell-bent on serving up for their next ritualistic human sacrifice. Praised by such prestigious fan sites as Dread Central, Bloody Disgusting and FearNet, The Shrine features rising stars Aaron Ashmore (TV’s Smallville), Meghan Heffern (The Fog) and Cindy Sampson (TV’s Supernatural).
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Put those not-long-for-this-world holiday discounts to good use and pick up a copy of Josh and Benny Safdie’s semi-autobiographical Daddy Longlegs, out TODAY for the first time EVER on DVD.
The film follows Lenny during a rare two weeks with his young sons, who spend most of their time with their mother - the evidently polar opposite to Lenny, who takes his sons on chaotic adventures around New York (even upstate!) and in his apartment.
Viewers are unlikely to recognize much of New York in the film - though there is a trip to the Natural History Museum, which troubles Lenny and the boys for days. The film’s take on New York, the way it handles the mood of the city, actually reminds us a little of Downtown 81, shot in 1980/1981 and starring Jean-Michel Basquiat.
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Bill Cunningham New York comes out on DVD one week from today - hit up the folks at Indiewire for a chance to win a copy for free! Follow the link for details.