Video Services Corp.,
Written and Directed by Lynn Shelton
Rosemarie DeWitt (The Watch, Cinderella Man, Your Sister’s Sister)
Allison Janney (The West Wing, Juno)
Ron Livingston (The Conjuring, Office Space)
Scoot McNairy (Argo, Monsters)
Ellen Page (Inception, Juno)
Josh Pais (A Beautiful Mind, The Station Agent)
“A GREAT ENSEMBLE CAST. A gentle, generous new age charmer. Shelton is capable of crafting emotional moments that carry a startling amount of heft.” – Drew McWeeny, Hitfix
“A comedy-drama powered by a cast that radiates indomitable warmth.” – Tim Grierson, Screen
“An absorbing exploration of identity, family dynamics and the mysterious psychic push-and-pull balance of the universe. There is lots to admire and love.” Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist on Indiewire
(Toronto) Touchy Feely, Lynn Shelton’s sympathetic, wryly-humorous film is coming to DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in Canada on December 10, 2013 from Video Services Corp (VSC).
Nominated for a Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Touchy Feely centres on , a massage therapist named Abby (Rosemarie DeWitt) who essentially loses her reason for being when she develops an aversion to body contact. Meanwhile, her brother Paul (Josh Pais) is reasonably happy with his less-than-booming dentistry practice – day-to-day sameness being his comfort zone. And he loses that when word develops of his “healing touch” and it turns his life upside down. Abby’s condition has its repercussions in her relationship with her boyfriend Jesse (Scoot McNairy), who is the object of a crush by Abby’s niece Jenny (Ellen Page). Seattle filmmaker Shelton (Humpday, Your Sister’s Sister) paints a sympathetic daisy-chain of human needs, desires and fears that take the characters, willingly and unwillingly, to new understandings. “We’re big Ellen Page fans at VSC,” stated VSC President Jonathan Gross, “This is such an intimate film, it translates well on the small screen.” DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include outtakes, deleted scenes, commentary and more. The Blu-ray and DVD also both include French and Spanish subtitles.
DVD – SRP: $ 26.98 UPC: 7-78854-20309-9 Cat# MAG2030
Blu-ray – SRP: $ 29.98 UPC: 7-78854-20329-7 Cat# MAG2032
Running Time: 88 min
Street Date: December 10, 2013
Bonus Features: Outtakes • Deleted Scenes • Interview with Allison Janney • Interview with Scoot McNairy • Interview with Josh Pais • Interview with Writer/Director Lynn Shelton • AXS TV: A Look at Touchy Feely • Commentary with Writer/Director Lynn Shelton, Rosemarie DeWitt and Josh Pais • Trailer
About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent DVD distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. With a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy, some of VSC’s releases include Corner Gas, Comedy Now! Starring Russell Peters and Spectacle: Elvis Costello With…. Recent theatrical releases include Union Square, with Oscar® winner Mira Sorvino, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III from writer/director Roman Coppola and The Matchmaker from Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites sportonvideo.com, laffstock.com and jewishflicks.com.