Controversial Award-Winning Film - FOUR - Embraced by AMC Theatres® Joshua Sanchez's Gritty Film about Sex, Class and Race Set to Bow in 10 Major Venues
NEW YORK, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Displaying its bold commitment to independent film, AMC Theatres (AMC) is partnering with newcomer, 306 Releasing, to bring Independent Spirit Award-nominated FOUR to audiences. The film tells the story of a married black man who steps out on his family, on the night of the Fourth of July, with a much younger white man whom he met online, and the way his family quietly deals with his duplicitous life.
FOUR will be released, beginning September 13, at the following AMC locations:
- Atlanta – AMC Phipps Plaza 14
- Atlanta – AMC Southlake 24
- Baltimore – AMC Owings Mills 17
- Chicago – AMC River East 21
- Dallas – AMC Mesquite 30
- Houston – AMC Studio 30
- L.A. – AMC Marina Pacifica 12
- L.A. – AMC Ontario Mills 30
- NYC – AMC Loews 19th St. East 6
- Philadelphia – AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24
Winner of the 2012 Urbanworld Film Festival Best Narrative prize, and the top acting award at the Los Angeles Film Festival that same year, FOUR comes to AMC through its AMC Independent® program.
"We are always exploring new distribution platforms to help independent filmmakers tell their stories through our AMC Independent program," said Nikkole Denson-Randolph, vice president, specialty and alternative content, AMC. "We are so proud to be a part of FOUR's success and know this important story will appeal to many of our guests."
Directed by first-time filmmaker, Joshua Sanchez, FOUR powerfully explores sexuality, class and race in a dramatic, non-political way. The cast includes Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines), Aja Naomi King (Damsels in Distress), E.J. Bonilla (Mamitas), in an Imagen Award-nominated performance, and Wendell Pierce (HBO's "The Wire"), whose Independent Spirit Award-nominated performance anchors the film.
Produced by Christine Giorgio, FOUR is a requiem for loneliness, conformity and desire quietly hidden in the everyday norms of suburban American life. Famed playwright/filmmaker, Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men), executive produced the film, adapted from Pulitzer Prize-nominated, Christopher Shinn's, play of the same name.
Of working with AMC, 306 Releasing President, Beanie Barnes, stated, "In a time where exhibition avenues with real profit potential have become increasingly scarce for independent film, AMC's confidence and support has provided an amazing opportunity to help FOUR reach its potential. It's an honor to call AMC 'a partner.'"
About AMC Theatres
AMC Theatres delivers distinctive and affordable movie-going experiences in 344 theatres with 4,988 screens primarily in the United States. The company operates 22 of the 50 highest grossing theatres in the country, including four of the top five. AMC has propelled industry innovation and continues today by delivering premium sight and sound, enhanced food and beverage and diverse content. AMCTheatres.com.
About 306 Releasing
Backed by nearly 15 years of film industry experience, 306 Releasing takes a customized approach to film distribution, never ceding to the mentality that a theatrical release is a futile proposition.
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