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Posted: Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:19

New Release Strategy support for The Fits

New Release Strategy support for The Fits

"The Fits is a dreamy, beautifully syncopated coming-of-age tale."

- Manohla Dargis, The NYTimes

The Fits is not your usual coming-of-age tale. Dreamy, poetic, visually lush with an immersive score that beguiles and intrigues, this confident debut feature from Director Anna Rose Holmer deserves to be seen on the big screen.

The Fits goes beyond the mainstream offer - this critically acclaimed film would not be getting a cinema release without FAN's intervention. It has the potential to reach a diverse audience and show diversity on-screen through the quietly striking presence of its young black lead, Royalty Hightower.

It's distinctive visual style and approach to subject matter make The Fits a real cinematic discovery and critical contribution to the future canon of film. Finally, FAN supporting the film to gives it a theatrical platform and cultural profile in the UK, which will help The Fits reach diverse audiences in cinemas.

Watch the trailer (US)

We're offering tailored support to venues interested in The Fits, get in touch with Andy if you would like to discuss this further.

The Fits (Lionsgate) is now available for venues booking on DCP or DVD/Blu Ray from its release on 24 February. To book or request a screener contact Rachael Koczan at Lionsgate.

Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:10

SONITA selected for the New Release Strategy

SONITA selected for the New Release Strategy

We are pleased to let you know that SONITA has been selected as the fourth New Release Strategy film.

FHCE members can access support to help you promote your Sonita screenings, email Andy at a.rae@broadway.org.uk for more info.

You can request a screener via Verve who are also handling bookings: colin@vervepics.com

The New Wave page for Sonita is here: http://www.newwavefilms.co.uk/view-film-detail.html?viewListing=MTUy&cat=1&whereitson=1 and the press pack may be useful (in links section).

The New Release Strategy is a new initiative supported by the nine regional UK Film Hubs which aims to expand the reach of foreign language and independent films so they can be seen by more people in more cinemas throughout the UK.


Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/182077673

With English Subtitles

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami

Country: Germany/Switzerland/Iran

Year: 2015

Duration: 90m

Available: 28th October Theatrically

Sonita dreams of being a famous rapper. But as an Afghan teen living in Tehran, her dreams are dangerous: the Iranian government doesn't allow girls to sing, and at home, she is expected to become a teenage bride. With the help of filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami, Sonita is offered a chance to turn a dream into a reality but a perilous journey lies ahead.

"An intimate portrait of creativity and womanhood, Sonita highlights the rarely seen intricacies and shifting contrasts of Iranian society through the lens of an artist who is defining the next generation." Sundance