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POV Acquires Children of the Mist

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 12:09 -- Nick Dager

POV has acquired the feature documentary, Children of the Mist, directed by Vietnamese filmmaker Hà Lệ Diễm and produced by Trần Phương Thảo. Children of the Mist delves into the tradition of bride kidnapping still practiced by the Hmong, one of Vietnam’s largest ethnic groups. Diễm's directorial feature-length debut, is a tender portrait of a community on the cusp between tradition and modernity, and one girl tragically stuck in the middle.

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By Water an America ReFramed First

Mon, 01/23/2023 - 09:40 -- Nick Dager

The film By Water, directed by Iyabo Kwayana, is an official selection of the Animation Short Film Program at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. By Water, will also be the first animated experimental film to appear on America ReFramed. The short film follows an unlikely hero's journey into his own memories and becomes a vehicle for reconciliation and healing for himself and his sibling.

New Ant-Man Releasing in 4DX, ScreenX

Wed, 01/18/2023 - 11:33 -- Nick Dager

Marvel Studios' Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania will debut on February 17 in the visually immersive formats from CJ 4Dplex including 270-degree panoramic ScreenX theatres and the multi-sensory 4DX theatres. The film is the official kick off for phase five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and tickets for the anticipated adventure are on sale now.

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This is Cinema!

Wed, 01/04/2023 - 12:48 -- Nick Dager

The shared experience of the cinema is unmatched. But has contemporary scrolling on individual screens hurt audiences’ ability to participate in a collective screening? What happens when a director gets to direct his audience? During an exclusive screening of Triangle of Sadness at the Göteborg Film Festival, director Ruben Östlund will break the fourth wall and step into the movie theater; not only having directed the film showing on the screen, but also directing the audience in the cinema.

Creating an Entertainment Experience

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 12:27 -- Nick Dager

When a growing movie theatre company was selected as the anchor tenant for a new high-end entertainment destination in San Ramon, California, the digital display, and cinema projection technology the company planned to incorporate would not only need to be reliable and robust; it also had to complement the stylish and elegant feel of the rest of the space.

Do Intermissions Make Sense Again?

Wed, 12/28/2022 - 11:19 -- Nick Dager

It’s no secret that movies are getting longer. Two current films – Avatar: The Way of Water at three hours and 12 minutes and Babylon at three hours and nine minutes – are just the most recent examples. One recent study found that 2021's average movie runtime was 14 minutes longer than the average for 1991, and 21 minutes longer than the average runtime of the top-ten movies released in 1981. As runtimes increase, the number of showings many exhibitors can offer becomes a challenge and could cost them money at the concession stand. Is it time to reconsider the intermission?

Shooting Avatar: The Way of Water

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 09:59 -- Nick Dager

For Avatar: The Way of Water, a new cinematic journey from 20th Century Studios and Lightstorm Entertainment, Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron and his team developed new filmmaking technology to capture the actors’ performances underwater—something that had never been done before in the history of cinema. “The key to it was to actually shoot underwater and at the surface of the water so people were swimming properly, getting out of the water properly, diving in properly,” Cameron says. “It looks real because the motion was real. And the emotion was real.”

Creating the Look of RRR

Mon, 12/19/2022 - 09:49 -- Nick Dager

Directed by S.S. Rajamouli, RRR (Rise Roar Revolt) is reported to be the most expensive film ever made in Indian cinema. It tells the fictional story of two legendary revolutionaries and their journey away from home before they started fighting for their country in the 1920s. It stars two of Telugu cinema’s biggest screen idols, Ram Charan and N.T. Rama Rao Jr.

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