Video Services Corp.,
A film by Michael Berry
RT: 103 minutes
Opens September 26
Toronto – Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St.
Opens October 10
Saskatoon – Roxy Theatre, 320 – 20th St West.
2014 USA Film Festival
CRITIC’S PICK: “Ed Harris is so good. The film is actually about something greater than its mere mechanics.” – Village Voice
“The cast is uniformly excellent. Harris is the bedrock and you’re damn-near convinced he could bridge the hot-button political divides on his lonesome.” – Time Out NY
“Two of our best actors elevate this unsparing look at the plight of illegal immigrants.” – New York Post
“There’s much to like about border-crossing drama Frontera. Its immigrants are real characters, not just vehicles of understanding for white people.” – The Dissolve
“Fascinating. I loved it. It strikes a great balance on both sides of the issue.” – CALA on CNN En Espanol
Following its world premiere at the 2014 USA Film Festival, Frontera opens in theatres in Canada September 26, 2014, from Video Services Corp (VSC).
Set along the tumultuous Arizona-Mexico border, Frontera stars Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, and Michael Peña. It follows Miguel (Peña), a hardworking father and devoted husband who crosses the border illegally and is wrongfully accused of murdering the wife of a former sheriff (Harris). Miguel’s pregnant wife, Paulina (Longoria), lands in the hands of corrupt Mexican ‘Coyote’ smugglers as she tries to help her husband, while the ex-lawman investigates his wife’s death and unearths evidence that could destroy one family’s future.
Frontera examines both sides of the complex issues of immigration and human trafficking that deeply affects both the U.S. and Mexico. It shows that a border might divide two countries, but can’t divide humanity, for good or bad, we are all part of the problem and the solution. “Though the events that take place in FRONTERA are fiction, they are inspired by the reality that exists in this region and affects the people who live there,” explained director and co-writer Michael Berry. “Our hope is that in some small way, the story of Frontera might raise questions and serve as a reminder that there are human beings on both sides of the line being affected by these issues every day.”
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. (VSC) is a leading independent all-platform film distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. VSC’s DVD catalogue includes “Corner Gas,” Sharknado, “Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters” and “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….” Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, and the Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves. VSC has an eclectic 2014 slate that features Cannes Selection Life Itself, TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award Winner What We Do In The Shadows and the horror film The ABCs of Death 2. For more information visit www.videoservicescorp.com.