Opening in Montreal – VSC presents HONEYMOON and WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD

VSC Montreal

Video Services Corp., releases HONEYMOON and WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD theatrically in Montreal – Friday December 12, 2014

 

Video Services Corp.,
presents

Honeymoon
A film by Leigh Janiak 

RT: 87 minutes 

Opens in Montreal – Friday December 12
Dollar Cinema – 6900 Boulevard Décarie

 

Official Selection

2014 Tribeca Film Festival 

2014 SXSW Film Festival

2014 Fantasia Film Festival

 

“Fascinating and engrossing.” – Ain’t It Cool News

“A good story, excellently told, and very, very scary.” – Twitch

“It’s creepy as hell, the kind of movie that worms its way under your skin and sits there.” – The Playlist 

“Honeymoon covers a lot of emotional and intellectual terrain for such an unassuming and modest indie horror film, and that’s only part of what makes it so impressive.” – FEARnet
Following its world premiere at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, a Canadian premiere at the 2014 Fantasia Festival, and successful theatrical openings in Toronto and Saksatoon, Honeymoon, a film by Leigh Janiak, now opens in Montreal, from Video Services Corp (VSC).

Rose Leslie (Game of ThronesDownton Abbey) and Harry Treadaway (Attack the BlockPenny Dreadful) give captivating leading performances as a couple that takes new love to disturbing depths, with chemistry that belies the fact that they hadn’t met prior to being cast. As romance slowly gives way to terror, writer/director Leigh Janiak puts her unique stamp on this intimate, chilling thriller – her directing debut – set in Canada’s cottage country.

Honeymoon is a transformation tale. It tells the story of newlyweds Paul and Bea and how something beautiful can become monstrous,” Janiak explains, “[it] is an exploration of how the familiar can become alien. When you’re walking home from the theatre with a friend, when you climb into bed next to your partner, hopefully there’s a nagging: Who is this person next to me?”

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 and the horror film The ABCs of Death 2. For more information visit www.videoservicescorp.com.

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Video Services Corp.
presents

White Bird in a Blizzard
A Film By Gregg Araki

OPENS IN MONTREAL – FRIDAY DECEMBER 12
Dollar Cinema – 6900 Boulevard Décarie


Already Opened in the Following Cities

Toronto – Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St.

Ottawa – Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St.

Calgary – Globe Cinema, 617 8 Avenue Southwest

Saskatoon – Roxy Theatre, 320 20th St W

 

Official Selection

2014 Sundance Film Festival

2014 Fantasia Film Festival

2014 Atlantic Film Festival

2014 Vancouver Film Festival

“Sexy, hilarious, brutal, and haunting all at once.” – Indiewire

“Eva Green goes deliciously unhinged.” – Variety

“Shailene Woodley dazzles.” – TotalFlim

After a successful festival run and a continuous roll-out in Canada, acclaimed director Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation, Mysterious Skin) brings his lyrical drama White Bird in a Blizzard now to Montreal through Video Services Corp. An official selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, White Bird in a Blizzard stars Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars), Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”), Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead) and Thomas Jane (“Hung”).

Adapted from a novel by Laura Kasischke, White Bird in a Blizzard follows Kat Connors (Woodley), who is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve (Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears – just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother’s absence and certainly doesn’t blame her doormat of a father, Brock (Meloni), for the loss. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve’s disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother’s departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it.

“A producer friend and collaborator of mine, Sebastien Lemercier, recommended the book which I read and fell in love with. I was instantly struck by the novel’s lyrical and poetic nature,” explains Araki. “It really haunted me and reminded me of what I had liked about Scott Heim’s novel Mysterious Skin: softness and beauty within the violence.”

Currently available on demand, the film will be released through DVD/Blu-ray on January 20, 2015.

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, Richard Lewis: Bundle of Nerves, and Don Cherry’s Rock’em Sock’em Hockey series. Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, Alan Partridge, starring Steve Coogan, Israeli horror sensation Big Bad Wolves, and Cannes Selection Life Itself. VSC’s 2015 slate includes TIFF Midnight Madness People’s Choice Award winner What We Do In The Shadows, Cannes Un Certain Regard winner White God, and Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Script winner Stations of the Cross.   www.videoservicescorp.comfacebook.com/videoservicescorp | twitter.com/vidserv.