Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Breaking Glass Pictures - Summer DVD Slate

It's getting hot outside and things are heating up at Breaking Glass as we prepare to release are upcoming summer DVD releases.  We've got something for everyone: from a psychological thriller to a gay 1980s period piece to a dark, high school coming-of-age tale:

June 12

  • Almost Kings: A high school coming of age story featuring a knockout cast of stars to watch (including Chronicle's Alex Russell).  When freshman Math whiz Ted joins his older brother Truck's gang of friends - who call themselves "The Kings" - he gets drawn into their competition to see who can sleep with the most freshman virgin girls. 
  • House of Boys: When high school runaway Frank arrives in Berlin in 1984, he's seduced by the wild nightlife and takes up residence at the famed gay burlesque house called the House of Boys.  Featuring Udo Kier in a scene-stealing role as the Madame of the House - plus a soundtrack full of 80s hits.  
  • You'll Know My Name: Two high schools guys in a south Jersey wasteland duke it out for a girl in this modern update of classic Western themes.  
July 3
  • The Casserole Club: In a 1960s suburb, a group of housewives decides to form a recipe club and hold regular dinners with their husbands to see who can make the best casserole.  But friendly competition soon turns to boozy flirtation and more than recipes end of getting swapped at their parties.  Featuring former Backstreet Boy Kevin Scott Richardson in a breakout role. 
  • GONE: The Disappearance of Aeryn Gillern: When police veteran Kathy Gilleran receives news that her son – a U.N. employee overseas in Vienna and a former Mr. Gay Austria – has disappeared, she’s outraged to learn that the Viennese police have ruled his case a suicide after only a brief investigation.  This haunting documentary follows Kathy as she sets out to find her son and uncover the true reasons behind the police’s failure complete a thorough investigation.
July 31
  • Scalene (available on DVD & Blu-ray): Emmy(r)-winner Margo Martindale (TV's Justified and Dexter) makes an indelible performance as the enraged mother of a mentally handicapped man who's been accused of rape in this psychological thriller told from three opposing perspectives.  

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We're back!

Hello all!

It's been a while since our last post, but now Breaking Glass Pictures is back in full blog mode and we can't wait to get you excited about our upcoming releases and what's going on with the company!

Since our most recent post, we've acquired 8 awesome new films.

Kinyarwanda is a haunting and beautiful movie about the genocide in Rwanda. Given a rare four stars by Roger Ebert, he wrote, "I thought I knew something about Rwanda, but I didn't really know very much. I was moved by "Hotel Rwanda" (2004), but not really shaken this deeply. Not like this. After seeing "Kinyarwanda," I have a different kind of feeling about the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The film approaches it not as a story line but as a series of intense personal moments."

Kinyarwanda had a theatrical release. But if you happened to miss it in theaters, never fear! It will be out on DVD on May 15th. Pre-order here!

Also new to our Breaking Glass family is House of Boys (available 5/29), You'll Know My Name (5/29), Almost Kings (6/12), The Casserole Club (7/3), Scalene (7/3), Nate and Margaret (7/31) and After the Wizard (8/7).

We would also like to say welcome and introduce you to our new interns! Stephanie, Vasyl, Meghan and Findlay will be with us for the next six months.

Keep checking back for more info. But if you need a more daily dose of Breaking Glass (and let's be honest, who doesn't), follow us on twitter @breakingglasspx or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BreakingGlassPictures.