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Five Star Day Premieres on Facebook and Theaters Day-and-Date

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood November 3, 2011 at 7:30AM

As indie filmmakers continue to try new ways to get their films out--with or without conventional distribution-- Five Star Day, an astrology-themed feature that overemphasizes the significance of place and time, premiered Wednesday November 2 day-and-date in movie theaters and Facebook. Gravitas Ventures and Breaking Glass Pictures claim that it's the first film to open simultaneously on both silver and laptop screens. At the same time that the film is available on Facebook -- $7 gets you access to the film for 48 hours--it will continue to roll out in theaters across the country.
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Thompson on Hollywood

As indie filmmakers continue to try new ways to get their films out--with or without conventional distribution-- Five Star Day, an astrology-themed feature that overemphasizes the significance of place and time, premiered Wednesday November 2 day-and-date in movie theaters and Facebook. Gravitas Ventures and Breaking Glass Pictures claim that it's the first film to open simultaneously on both silver and laptop screens. At the same time that the film is available on Facebook -- $7 gets you access to the film for 48 hours--it will continue to roll out in theaters across the country.

One month ago, the low-budget horror film The Perfect House premiered on the social network, but after a thirty-city tour. The Five Star Day trailer is below.

Danny Buday's debut film, Five Star Day stars Cam Gigandet (The Twilight Saga, Easy A) and Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, Donnie Darko). The movie explores themes of spirituality and self-improvement, fate and fortune -- a high-concept attempt for which the stars don't quite align.

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Genres, Hollywood, Web/Tech, Video, Marketing, Media, Marketing, Fall, Romance, Facebook, Trailers


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.