Distributor Neon has released The Beach Bum in Éclair Color high dynamic range at select Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations across the United States. This marks the first title available in Éclair Color HDR across the U.S. The movie opened in Germany (Constantin Film) in Éclair Color in March and will open in France (Mars Films) in July.
“We are thrilled to have Alamo Drafthouse, a cinema chain heralded for its unique programming events and high exhibition standards, onboard for this Éclair Color release,” said Cedric Lejeune, vice president of Technology for Éclair Color.
Éclair Color combines a mastering process and select display technologies from Cinionic, Sony Digital Cinema 4K and Samsung. To date, a total of 175 cinema auditoriums have been equipped with Éclair Color HDR, including 8 in the United States, 59 in France, 56 in Germany, and 7 in the United Kingdom.
The Beach Bum follows the misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, the movie is a new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).