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Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson has released an exclusive sneak peek of his upcoming documentary The Beatles: Get Back for fans everywhere to enjoy. The 5-minute special look is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles.com and streaming on Disney+. Jackson said, “We wanted to give the fans of The Beatles all over the world a holiday treat, so we put together this five-minute sneak peek at our upcoming theatrical film ‘The Beatles: Get Back.’ We hope it will bring a smile to everyone’s faces and some much-needed joy at this difficult time.” The Beatles: Get Back will open in UK cinemas on August 27, 2021 Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back is a unique cinematic experience that takes audiences back in time to The Beatles’ intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. The film showcases the warmth, camaraderie, and creative genius that defined the legacy of the iconic foursome. Shot in January 1969 and compiled from over 60 hours of unseen footage (filmed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg) and more than 150 hours of unheard audio, all of which has been brilliantly restored, The Beatles: Get Back is the story of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as they plan their first […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

The award-winning, immersive, cinematic portrait of five nonspeaking autistic young people, based on the bestselling book by Naoki Higashida, translated by KA Yoshida & David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas) Opening Fri, Jan 8 in virtual cinemas nationwideNew York – BAM Rose Cinemas Los Angeles – Laemmle Theatres Additional cities include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis,Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson, Washington DC & more! Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. The film blends Higashida’s revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe. Moments in the lives of each of the characters are linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape; narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps. The film distils these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. The Festival will take place digitally via a feature-rich, Sundance-built online platform and in person on Satellite Screens across the country (public health permitting) from January 28-February 3, 2021. Additionally, Festival attendees can gather in virtual waiting rooms, participate in live Q&As, and congregate in new, inspired online environments to interact in a range of ways both new and familiar. The Institute shared details of how the Festival will meet audiences on the online platform and Satellite Screens earlier this month.  The Sundance Film Festival is the flagship public program of Sundance Institute. Throughout the year the majority of the Institute’s resources support independent artists around the world as they make and develop new work through access to Labs, direct grants, fellowships, residencies and other strategic and tactical interventions.“Togetherness has been an animating principle here at the Sundance Institute as we’ve worked to reimagine the Festival for 2021, because there is no Sundance without our community,” said Sundance Institute Founder and President Robert Redford. “Under Tabitha’s leadership, we’ve forged a new collective vision: […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

Slamdance Film Festival announced BLEEDING AUDIO as one of its selections for Slamdance Film Festival 2021. It isone of eight documentaries in the festival lineup. The virtual festival will run February 12-25, 2021 with a two-nightdrive-in presentation in Joshua Tree, CA open to the public February 13-14, and closing in Los Angeles February 25,2021. BLEEDING AUDIO is an intimate portrait detailing The Matches story while answering the question of why the bandcalled it quits when they were so close to breaking out. The Matches had a promising career, a defeating breakup, andan inspiring reunion and it is told through the eyes of bandmates Shawn, Jon, Matt, and Justin. Their story is not necessarilyunique, as many bands were taken out by the digital age of the music industry, but in the documentary interviews, it isapparent most musicians and industry executives had a similar reflection on how the industry has changed. “The journeyto tell this story really began in 2014 when they informed me of their decision to reunite. . . . Once their reunion proved tobe as special as I predicted, The Matches were humbled and started to look back at their career through a different lens. Iconvinced them that their […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today unveiled plans for the seven-day 2021 Sundance Film Festival, offered digitally via a custom-designed online platform (festival.sundance.org) alongside drive-ins, independent arthouses, and a network of local community partnerships. The online expression of the Sundance Film Festival will provide global access for storytellers and audiences alike to come together, experience artists’ new work, connect with one another, and participate in the conversation. All films in the program will be available online in the United States, with certain films opting for global availability. The full talks and events program, as well as the New Frontier section for XR and emerging media, will be available globally. The Festival runs from January 28 through February 3, 2021.“Even under these impossible circumstances artists are still finding paths to make bold and vital work in whatever ways they can,” says Tabitha Jackson, in her first year as Festival Director. “So Sundance, as a festival of discovery, will bring that work to its first audiences in whatever ways we can. The core of our Festival in the form of an online platform and socially distanced cinematic experiences is responsive to the pandemic and gives us the opportunity to reach new audiences, safely, where they are. […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

Sundance Institute debuts the teaser trailer for their 2021 Festival — which looks back at some iconic discoveries from decades of the Festival, including snippets from films that Sundance has premiered over the years and testimony from the likes of Ava DuVernay, Aubrey Plaza, and Eva Longoria about how every year, we come together as a community to explore the boldest new independent work.  Launched on Tuesday they also unveiled the brand-new, dedicated online home, festival.sundance.org, alongside a countdown clock, a brief note from new Festival Director Tabitha Jackson, and a link to the all-new 2021 Festival Merch Store. For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

Knotfest.com has announced that they have entered partnered with Cranked Up Films, specialists in genre-leaning films including horror, grounded sci-fi, and speculative fiction. Together Knotfest.com and Cranked Up Films will highlight content and talent that aligns with the interests of the considerable Knotfest.com audience, giving fans exclusive first looks at some of the best, upcoming releases. To kick off the partnership, Knotfest.com is proud to announce that it will be offering fans exclusive early access to the hotly anticipated, award-winning horror flick, Alive., as exclusive, advance screenings run on Knotfest.com from September 11th – 18th. Fans can pre-order the movie by clicking here and watch the special, alternative trailer scored by Slipknot’s very own M. Shawn Crahan below To take fans even further inside the movie, Knotfest.com will be hosting a very special live stream Q&A on Thursday, September 17th. Hosted by Ryan J Downey, the panel will feature stars Angus Macfadyen, Camille Stopps and more to be announced and will give fans the opportunity to submit their own questions to the guests about the movie.Alive. is directed by Rob Grant, who was awarded “Best Director” at both HorrorHaus Film Festival and New York City Horror Film Festival for the feature. The film’s additional honors include Austin Film Festival’s Audience Award, “Best Feature Film” at Atlanta Horror Film Festival and “Best Thriller Feature Film” from Shriekfest, among others. The script is […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

In following tradition with the festival’s colorful history of pop-ups, one-offs, and surprises, Riot Fest will fill popcorn buckets this September with Riot Fest At The Movies. The two-night event takes place on September 11 & 12 at the Chicago Drive-In’s Bridgeview location; Tickets are on sale now, with a variety of ticket options starting at $29.98 per car. Four films will be screened total (two each night), hand-picked from a curated list of staff favorites. On Friday, fans can drive up and enjoy Kevin Smith’s landmark independent film from 1994, Clerks; Quentin Tarantino’s bloody revenge thriller, Kill Bill Vol 1 will screen right after. Saturday will open with vampire cult favorite The Lost Boys, serving up some early Halloween fanfare, while Stanley Kubrick’s unforgettable 1971 dystopian crime film, A Clockwork Orange will close out the weekend. The screenings will be served up with concessions, limited-edition merch, and a fireworks display each night—promising a night of Riot Fest-esque entertainment that will keep any Riot Fest fan busy until next year’s fest, September 17–19, 2021. Tickets: https://riotfest.org/chicago/at-the-movies/Chicago Drive-In: https://chicagodrivein.com/ For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)

Dear Friends, As we plan for our 2021 Festival — my first in the Director’s chair — and with submissions now open, I wanted to give you an early insight into how we are thinking. This is not an announcement, but rather an invitation into the process of building something together this year. There are very few certainties in these uncertain times, but we are lucky to have as our North Star a well-defined and decades-long mission of championing the independent voice. That mission — driven by our values of inclusion, equity, and accessibility — becomes more urgent with every passing day. We also have a world of artists making bold powerful work that creatively expresses a lived experience, reveals its complexities, delights in its absurdities, and challenges its injustices. And we have you — this community — which over the years has empowered us to do something extraordinary every January in Utah. With these elements magic can surely happen. Although it is fair to say that I had not factored a global pandemic and an international reckoning around racial justice into my job application, I did know that as we write the next chapter in the incredible history of […] For more, go to: TheGirlsAtTheRockShow.com (Source)