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Trailer Watch: Elle Fanning Is a Transgender Teen Fighting to Transition in “3 Generations”

“3 Generations”

The hardest part of my day is knowing everybody still sees me as a girl,” says Ray (Elle Fanning) in a new trailer for Gaby Dellal’s “3 Generations.” While Ray is part of a progressive family — he was raised by his mother, grandmother, and his grandmother’s partner in New York City — the transgender teen’s decision to transition is still met with some resistance. “Why can’t she just be a lesbian?” his grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon) asks. As his mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), is forced to remind her, Ray’s not a lesbian — he’s a boy.

Maggie supports Ray’s journey, but the single mom needs to track down his biological dad (Tate Donovan, “Damages”) to get his legal consent to allow Ray’s transition. “She’s a kid. What if she changes her mind?” Ray’s dad questions.

“About Ray” has been given an “R” rating by the MPAA. The Weinstein Company is challenging the classification. Dellal commented, “As a mother and a filmmaker, I want to speak to kids, to parents, and to grandparents everywhere in a common language of love and inclusion about a subject matter that is not only real and complicated, but one that is important and alive today. There are kids all over this country that are still too fearful to speak out and to step out; they’re too alone to fight, lacking the kinds of support that would let them feel free to be themselves,” she observed. “Our story wants to humanize this family experience, and to take the mystery out of the secrets. I hope the MPAA will reconsider this ‘R’ rating and encourage children to see this story and feel connected.”

The project has been met with mixed reactions since it was announced. While many are happy to see a film centered on a trans character, the fact that a cis-gender actress was cast for the role of a trans boy received a lot of criticism.

Dellal’s previous credits include “Angels Crest,” “On a Clear Day,” and “The Ride.” She co-wrote “3 Generations” with Nikole Beckwith (“Stockholm, Pennsylvania”). The film hits theaters May 19 and will open the Bentonville Film Festival May 2.

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It’s A Shame About Ray: Harvey Weinstein Just Won’t Let Go Of ‘3 Generations’ [Watch Trailer]

Leo Tolstoy nailed the universal truth about family on its head in the opening sentence of Anna Karenina — “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Family, in whatever shape or size, is always complicated, messy and crazy — but we wouldn’t trade our own for any other in the world (most of the time).

Gaby Dellal’s (“On A Clear Day,” “Angels Crest”) latest film “3 Generations,” being finally released by The Weinstein Company after debuting at Tiff back in 2015, stars Naomi Watts (“Mulholland Drive”), Elle Fanning (“20th Century Women”) and Susan Sarandon (“Thelma & Louise,” “Feud”) as members of a unique family undergoing a period of transition.

Continue reading It’s A Shame About Ray: Harvey Weinstein Just Won’t Let Go Of ‘3 Generations’ [Watch Trailer] at The Playlist.
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Bluebird | Review

Lives of Quiet Desperation: Edmond’s Masterful, Eloquent Debut

“I stand in awe of my body. This matter to which I am bound,” is the poetic quote form Henry David Thoreau opening Lance Edmands’ impressive directorial debut, Bluebird. Dealing with a tragedy that has a rippling effect throughout a northern rural community in Maine, we’ve seen this type of dramatic dynamic countless times before, yet Edmands manages a haunting portrait of unhappy, increasingly desperate lives within a small community of deferred dreams and staunch facades. Originally premiering at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, the title ends its weary trek through the festival circuit to a much deserved theatrical release, though this type of grim, upsetting drama may have difficulty finding an audience due to its sobering subject matter. Dramatically restrained, Edmands deftly navigates the sadness of disconnect in our daily lives, and how terrible circumstances are often the impetus for waking up from that slumber.
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Isa of the Day: Celsius at Efm

Celsius Entertainment is a London and Berlin based international sales agent that finances and represents slate of high quality, high profile feature films for distribution to the international territories. Celsius is a private company, wholly-owned and managed by Thierry Wase-Bailey, a 25 year veteran of the international film licensing business.Celsius has an interesting array of films at the Efm. Most already have U.S. distribution but rights in many territories are still up for grabs.

Genre : Drama

Synopsis : Inspired by a true story from the late 1970s and touching on legal and social issues that are as relevant today as they were 35 years ago, Any Day Now is a powerful tale of love, acceptance and family. When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the loving family he’s never had. But when their unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own.

Us Distributor: Music Box Films

Cast: Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, X2), Garret Dillahunt (Looper, Winter’S Bone, The Last House On The Left), Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher (Titanic)

Efm Screening Schedule :

07/02/13 6.30 pm: CinemaxX 11 (Potsdamer Straße 5, 10785 Berlin) 10/02/13 5.55 pm: CinemaxX 12 (Potsdamer Straße 5, 10785 Berlin)

Winner of an unprecedented 8 Audience Awards:

Chicago International Film Festival 2012 Seattle International Film Festival 2012 Tribeca Film Festival 2012 Outfest 2012 Provincetown International Film Festival 2012 Woodstock Film Festival 2012 Napa Valley Film Festival 2012 Key West Film Festival 201

"Cumming is the linchpin, and the actor does an exceptional job of moving across the vast galaxy of universal emotions about partners and parenthood." - Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

"Cumming’s performance [is] a perfect balance of flamboyance, humanity, vulnerability, paternal love and righteous anger...it's the best work he's done to date." - David Fear, Time Out NY

"Dillahunt has chilling realistic moments that make you feel the actual discrimination in the air." - David D'Arcy, Screen International

“Powerful! Superb! Depictions of custody battles have become a cinematic staple, but few register with the heartfelt emotion of Any Day Now." - Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Alan Cumming delivers what is possibly his best performance to date.” - Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety

"3 1/2 Stars! One of the season's hidden treasures." - Marshall Fine, The Huffington Post

“...an outraged, unblinking depiction of institutionalized homophobia...” - Stephen Holden, The New York Times Critics' Pick

“Cumming and Dillahunt create characters that are as memorable as they are moving.” - Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

“It would take a heart of stone to resist Any Day Now..." - Ella Taylor, NPR

"Powerful" - John Hartl, 3 1/2 stars, Seattle Times

“Packs a powerful, timely and ultimately heartbreaking message.” - Dan Heching, Next

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Come Out And Play (El Juego De Los NIÑOS)

Genre : Horror

Synopsis : While on vacation, Beth (Vinessa Shaw The Hills Have Eyes) and Francis (Ebon Moss-Bachrach The Lake House) visit a remote island that turns out to be almost solely inhabited by children. Unfortunately for them, these kids are far from well behaved.

Us Distributor: Cinedigm

Also Sold to Metrodome [UK] following its world premiere at Midnight Madness in Toronto. Also sold to Nikkatsu in Japan, to Germany, to Cis/Russia, etc...

Festivals : Was also in official competition at Fantastic Fest, Sitges, Rio, AFI 'Midnight’, & Torino. Next up at Gérardmer and Fribourg.

20th Festival International du Film Fantastique de Gérardmer:

Screening Schedule:

02/02/13 2.00 pm Espace Lac (Official Screening) 02/02/13 7.30 pm McL (Screening) 03/02/13 9.30 pm Casino (Screening)

“I loved Come Out And Play. I really really dug it.” Harry Knowles Click for full article [Ain’t it cool news]

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The First Time

Genre: Comedy/ Drama/ Romance

From Castle Rock Entertainment

Us Distributor Sony Pictures [out on DVD Mar 2013]

Synopsis: A high school romance that follows two teenagers over the course of one weekend.

Producers: Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer [Friends With Benefits, Bernie, Did You Hear About The Morgans?, Music & Lyrics, etc…]

Cast : Dylan O’Brien (star of MTV's Teen Wolf), Britt Robertson (star of The Secret Circle), Victoria Justice (Fun Size), Craig Roberts (Submarine, Red Lights), James Frecheville ( Animal Kingdom) & Lamarcus Tinker (Glee).

" ' The First Time' is a polished gem of a teen romantic comedy, with a maturity and emotional intelligence not usually associated with the genre.” -Marshall Fine, Huffington Post

“sweet, low-key comedy… has a freshness” Neil Genzlinger , NY Times

“Quite simply put, ‘The First Time’ is phenomenal stuff. This is one of my favorite films of 2012 so far” Joey Magidson Awards Circuit Click Here for full review

“this witty, sweet and charming little gem may be the year's most romantic movie. Prepare to swoon. 3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)” -Dan Jewel Life & Style Review

“Objectively, what the world needs now is another teen-romance-slash-virginity-loss dramedy like we need a hole in our collective movie heads. But Jonathan Kasdan's The First Time, against all odds, is something of a wonder” Michael Atkinson, Phoenix New Times Click Here for full review

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Also available for your territory:

Turn Me On, Goddammit!

coming of age comedy sold to over 20 distributors. Winner Best Film & Best Cinematography at the Norwegian Oscars [The Amandas] & Best Screenplay Tribeca Film Festival, amongst numerous other awards.

Us Distributor: New Yorker

“You’ll be gladder to have seen this beguiling little film” Wall Street Journal

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Angels Crest

Dramatic thriller starring Thomas Dekker [A Nightmare on Elm St], Jeremy Piven [Entourage], Mira Sorvino [ Oscar winner] and Lynn Collins [female lead in John Carter]

Us Distributor: Magnolia

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Freakonomics

Based on the international best-seller

Us Distributor: Magnolia

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and from the genre division of Celsius:

Amphibious 3D

Creature/horror shot entirely in 3D starring Michael Pare [Lincoln Lawyer]& directed by Brian Yuzna [Re-Animator]

Us Distributor: Freestyle

View 3D Anaglyph Trailer [you’ll need Red/Cyan glasses ]: Click Here

“this film has an absolutely killer ending” Ambush Bug (Ain’t It Cool News)

Library Titles also available for your territory:

From Within

Teen supernatural horror starring Thomas Dekker [A Nightmare on Elm St, Terminator TV series], Adam Goldberg [upcomingInferno: A Linda Lovelace Story], Jared Harris [Mad Men] & Rumer Willis [ 90210]

Us Distributor : Lionsgate

Crusade: A March Through Time

$14m teen fantasy adventure starring Emily Watson

Us Distributor : Phase 4

Manda Bala: Send A Bullet

When the rich steal from the poor... the Poor steal the rich.

Sundance Winner Best Documentary & Best Cinematography
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Angels Crest

In a small mountain town, 3-year-old Nate goes missing after his father Ethan (Thomas Dekker) leaves him unattended, strapped into the car seat in Ethan's truck. Nate slips out of his car seat, climbs out of the car, and freezes to death in the woods. Before his body is even found, the town is already taking sides. Is Ethan a good father that just made a mistake, or did his negligence cause Nate's death?

Angels Crest is a competent movie up until the last few minutes of the last scene of the movie. The film wanted to explore how parents grieve when they lose a child and how they will blame themselves, even if there was nothing they could have done. Rabbit Hole did a much better job and had the guts to go for a difficult ending.

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Angels Crest Movie Review

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Angels Crest Movie Review
Title: Angels Crest Director: Gaby Dellal Starring: Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Piven, Kate Walsh, Elizabeth McGovern, Joseph Morgan A description or listing of all the recombinant parts of drama “Angels Crest” runs the risk of making it sound more interesting than it actually is. An adaptation of a missing-child novel by Leslie Schwartz, director Gaby Dellal’s wintry indie is a not very subtle and generally unpersuasive stab at tapestral grief-as-elegy. If cinematic skill lies partially in making an audience feel things they’ve felt before, but in new and different ways, “Angels Crest” is a highlighted, underlined, out-of-date textbook, dogmatic about its presentation, no matter how overly familiar it...
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Film Review: ‘Angels Crest’ Takes Lead-Footed Trip Down Misery Lane

Chicago – Six years after her sentimental debut feature, “On a Clear Day,” filmmaker Gaby Dellal has gotten mired in the wintry sludge of her sophomore effort, “Angels Crest.” This is the sort of film that doesn’t stand a chance of being embraced by many viewers, particularly during an awards season crowded with gems. There’s little to recommend here beyond the icily beautiful cinematography and a few strong performances.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

What starts out as an intriguing mystery reminiscent of “Twin Peaks” quickly unravels into a familiar trudge through bleak lives and bad parenting. It’s set in the isolation of a working-class mountain town haunted by drunken souls who mope about while making bone-headed decisions. The ending fails to leave an impact because it’s no less dreary and inevitable than anything that precedes it. This isn’t a story about transformation and discovery, but rather the acceptance of one’s own demise.
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Film: Movie Review: Angels Crest

If a child dies because his parents are fuck-ups, do those parents still deserve our sympathy? In the opening scenes of director Gaby Dellal’s small-town melodrama Angels Crest, we meet an adorable 3-year-old who lives with his laid-back dad Thomas Dekker in a sparsely furnished garage with broken windows. When the boy asks if they can go play in the snow, Dekker drives him out to the woods so they can build a snowman together, but the kid falls asleep in his carseat, so Dekker leaves him in the truck with the heater running while he tracks a deer ...
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Interview: Lynn Collins & Director Gaby Dellal on Angels Crest

There's nothing more tragic and horrifying than the loss of a child, which may be why filmmaker Gaby Dellal ( On a Clear Day ) decided to explore it in her new drama Angels Crest . Based on the book of the same name by Leslie Schwartz, it stars Thomas Dekker ( A Nightmare on Elm Street ) as Ethan, the young father of 3-year-old son Nate, who vanishes when alone in the car in the wilderness outside their small Rocky Mountain town. Lynn Collins ( X-Men Origins: Wolverine ) is the boy's absent mother Cindy, an alcoholic always in trouble whose grief is overwhelming when she learns the son she had to give up custody of is now dead. Over the course of the film, we see how the two of them react and place blame for Nate's death and how the rest of the community starts to take sides on...
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Five lesbianish films to see this holiday season

Last December, Black Swan was the big box office draw for gay women. This year, we have five films that will be worthy of your time and money.

Albert Nobbs (Dec. 21)

Glenn Close stars in this gender-bending drama about a woman who lived as a male server and romances Mia Wasikowska.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Dec. 21)

Rooney Mara plays the bisexual hacker Lisbeth Salander in this American remake. Her on-and-off lover Miriam Wu is played by Elodie Yung.

Pariah (Dec. 28)

The award-winning film about a teen lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality while dealing with the dissolution of her overbearing parents' marriage is one of the best films about gay women of color ever.

Angels Crest (Dec. 30)

Kate Walsh and Elizabeth McGovern are a couple in this sad indie about a town dealing with the aftermath of the death of a child. Bring your Kleenex!

The Iron Lady (Dec.
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Exclusive Clip From Angels Crest, Now Available On VOD

It's a slow week out there for new theatrical releases, so why not check out something that's fresh on Video On Demand? The drama Angels Crest premiered on VOD last week, and if you haven't yet had a chance to look at the film starring Jeremy Piven, Thomas Dekker, Kate Walsh and many more, we're premiering an exclusive clip below, in which Piven's district attorney character arrives at a diner to a hostile reception. He's arrived in the small town of Angels Crest to investigate the death of a young boy, and as you might be able to tell in the clip below, not everyone in town takes kindly to his prodding. Below you can see the film's official synopsis as well as the trailer to give you a better sense of what's going on. Angels Crest can be watched this very minute through your VOD system. The small working-class
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Exclusive: Angels Crest First Look Featurette

Exclusive: Angels Crest First Look Featurette
We have an exclusive first look featurette for Angels Crest, which is currently available on VOD formats before its theatrical release December 30. Click on the video player below for a five-minute featurette with actors Mira Sorvino and Thomas Dekker taking you behind-the-scenes of this gripping drama.

Click to watch Exclusive: First Look Featurette!

The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate, since mom Cindy (Lynn Collins) is an alcoholic. But one snowy day, Ethan's good intentions are thwarted by a moment of thoughtlessness, resulting in tragedy. A local prosecutor (Jeremy Piven) haunted by his past goes after Ethan, and the
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Kate Walsh and Elizabeth McGovern couple up in the new "Angels Crest" trailer

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “Self, what would Kate Walsh and Elizabeth McGovern look like as a lesbian couple in a super serious drama about how the death of a child affects a small town?” you both 1) have very specific hypothetical dream inquiries and 2) are in luck. The actresses play a couple in the new film Angels Crest, which recently released its first trailer. Warning: It looks sad – and cold.

However what looks less sad – and downright hot – are Private Practice’s Walsh and Downton Abbey’s McGovern sharing a bed. If anything will get me to sit through what looks to be a chilly, depressing exercise in grief, it’s those two together.

Previous reports on the film discussed Walsh playing a “gruff, no nonsense” lesbian with a partner, but never named her partner. Learning that it will be McGovern playing against her makes this project even more attractive,
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Festival Pickup: Angels Crest

Congratulations are in order yet again, as Magnolia Pictures scores the rights to another Tff 2011 film: Angels Crest. Gaby Dellal's gorgeous piece of cinema brings this 2004 novel to life, which chronicles a series of events in a small Rocky Mountain town. The story centers around Ethan (Thomas Dekker), a young father in the working-class town of Angels Crest, as he faces the tragic consequences of a momentary lapse in judgment while out one day with his 3-year-old son, Nate. A prosecution ensues when a local district attorney (Jeremy Piven) goes after Ethan, which stirs up haunting memories of his own past and leads many of the townspeople to grapple with the pain and confusion of Ethan's thoughtless mistake. The film also stars Mira Sorvino, Kate Walsh, Lynn Collins, Joseph Morgan, and Elizabeth McGovern. Magnolia Pictures will release the film for nationwide theatrical distribution on December 30, 2011. For more about Angels Crest,
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Angels Crest movie trailer

Trailer for Angels Crest, starring Thomas Decker, Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern and Jeremy Piven. This joins the poster for the film helmed by Gaby Dellal from the script by Catherine Trieschmann, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz Magnolia Pictures releases the drama on November 25th via their VOD program, prior to sending the film to theaters on December 30th. The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate
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Angels Crest movie trailer

Trailer for Angels Crest, starring Thomas Decker, Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern and Jeremy Piven. This joins the poster for the film helmed by Gaby Dellal from the script by Catherine Trieschmann, based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz Magnolia Pictures releases the drama on November 25th via their VOD program, prior to sending the film to theaters on December 30th. The small working-class town of Angels Crest is a tight-knit community resting quietly in one of the vast and stunningly beautiful valleys of the Rocky Mountains. Ethan (Thomas Dekker), one of the town's residents, is a young father but not much more than a kid himself. He has no choice but to look after his three-year-old son Nate
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Indie Trailer Sunday: Gaby Dellal's 'Angels Crest' with Thomas Dekker

Today's indie trailer may not be the happiest, but at least it looks okay. Apple recently debuted a trailer for Angels Crest, the indie drama that recently hit the Tribeca Film Fest and landed a distributor for a winter release. It's directed by Gaby Dellal, based on Leslie Schwartz' novel, about a father who carelessly leaves his young son alone while he was out in the mountains. It's another small town, snowy tragedy kind of story, reminiscent of Snow Angels, starring Thomas Dekker as the father and Lynn Collins as the mother. The cast includes Jeremy Piven as the Da after Dekker, as well as Mira Sorvino, Kate Walsh and Joseph Morgan. Watch the official trailer for Gaby Dellal's Angels Crest, in HD via Apple: You can also download the Angels Crest trailer in High Def on Apple A small town is divided after a young boy freezes to death,
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Magnolia Acquires Tribeca Title ‘Angels Crest

Magnolia Acquires Tribeca Title ‘Angels Crest’
New York, New York (October 14, 2011) – Magnolia Pictures has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Angels Crest, which had its World Premiere at The 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, it was announced today. Celsius is handling international rights to the film. Magnolia plans a November 25th, 2011 VOD launch and December 30th, 2011 theatrical release for the film. Gaby Dellal’s Angels Crest features an all-star cast including Jeremy Piven, Kate Walsh, Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Mira Sorvino and Elizabeth McGovern. The film tells the story of a small rural community during the first snow of winter, when 3 year-old Nate Denton mysteriously disappears from his father’s truck. The inhabitants of Angels Crest confront what this tragic event means to them, and have to deal with their own concepts of right and wrong. “Gaby Dellal has made a mark for herself with Angels Crest,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “Her direction and the tremendous
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Magnolia Acquires "Angels Crest" Starring Jeremy Piven

Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Gaby Dellal's "Angels Crest," starring Jeremy Piven, Kate Walsh, Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins and Mira Sorvino. The company plans to release it on VOD on November 25, followed by a December 30 theatrical bow. The film world premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Here's the plot per Magnolia: The film tells the story of a small rural community during the first ...
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Jeremy Piven Does Drama In ‘Angels Crest’ Trailer

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I have to applaud Magnolia Pictures for not including a major plot point in the first trailer for Angels Crest. I saw Gaby Dellal‘s indie drama at Tribeca earlier this year, and while I won’t spoil it here, I went into details with my full review. While Thomas Dekker (last seen in Kaboom) is the lead here, the most prominent actor in the ensemble is Jeremy Priven, who is taking on more dramatic roles in a post-Entourage career, including another festival film coming out later this year from the same distributor, I Melt With You.

I was impressed at the atmosphere Dellal creates, but cramming in so many characters from this small town in 90 minutes proves difficult. The cast also includes Lynn Collins, Elizabeth McGovern, Mira Sorvino, Kate Walsh, Joseph Morgan and Barbara Williams. Check out the trailer below via Apple.

Synopsis:

The small working-class town of
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