Video Services Corp.
White Bird in a Blizzard
A Film By Gregg Araki
Opens October 24
Toronto – Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton St.
Ottawa – Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St.
On Demand and Digital October 17
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, acclaimed director Gregg Araki (The Doom Generation, Mysterious Skin)’s lyrical drama White Bird in a Blizzard will arrive in theatres in Canada from Video Services Corp October 24, after debuting on demand and on iTunes October 17. 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.”
A DVD and Blu-ray release will follow 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, “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 ABCs of Death 2. www.videoservicescorp.com.