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Get Ready for Must-See Dutch Chiller 'Borgman' with a Mind-Bending New Trailer (VIDEO)

Alex van Warmerdam's "Borgman," the 2014 Dutch Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is one surreal, insane and mind-bending movie. Starting with Cannes, it hit up the festival circuit heavily last year, and it's now coming to select cities on June 6 via who-else-but Drafthouse Films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • April 9, 2014 12:16 PM
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Why Drafthouse Films Is the Right Distributor for Sundance-Winning Doc 'The Overnighters'

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to Jesse Moss's Sundance award-winning oil doc "The Overnighters." It portrays the plight of desperate men as they chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields while a devoted pastor risks everything to help them.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 31, 2014 12:59 PM
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Is 'Cheap Thrills' a Horror Movie? Director E.L. Katz Isn't Sure, Talks Viscera-Splattered Gore, Tonal Mutants (TRAILER)

Director E.L. Katz wanted to make a party movie with shades of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." With his debut feature "Cheap Thrills"--think Michael Haneke's class critique "Funny Games" by way of a meat grinder-- he has done just that, and then some.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 20, 2014 4:09 PM
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Review: Pat Healy Ain't Messin' Around in Smart and Stomach-Turning 'Cheap Thrills'

Desperate times call for desperate measures. And a lot of really gross stuff. This is the sly premise behind the smart -- and, yes, very gross -- thriller “Cheap Thrills,” which has dazzled Midnight festival crowds for the past year and hits theaters March 21.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 19, 2014 1:22 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for Drafthouse Doc 'The Final Member,' on the World's Only Penis Museum

The one "thing" this Icelandic museum is missing is a human specimen. A trailer and poster have arrived for Drafthouse Films' doc "The Final Member," which chronicles the world's sole penis museum's "quest for one last endowment," i.e. a human phallus to add to their collection. Give it a gander, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 20, 2014 1:51 PM
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Drafthouse Nabs Nick Cave Portrait and Sundance Winner '20,000 Days on Earth'

Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Sundance winner "20,000 Days on Earth," visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard's debut portrait of musician and cultural icon Nick Cave.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 10, 2014 11:36 AM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo,' Starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris (TRAILER)

Drafthouse Films has snapped up Michel Gondry's "Mood Indigo" for US distribution. The film, starring Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris, is a love story about a pair of Parisian newlyweds. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:00 PM
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Your Week in Streaming: From Giallo to Grindhouse, Essential Horror Films to Watch Before LA's Inaugural Beyond Fest

LA's inaugural Beyond Fest kicks off this week with a sickening slate catered to genre nerds looking for both new, never-before-seen films and screenings of classics you might only find in a cult video store. From Giallo films by Dario Argento to the twisted Brit cinema of Ben Wheatley and more, here are some essential horror movies now streaming.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 8, 2013 4:19 PM
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Drafthouse Films Nabs Abel Ferrara's 1981 Revenge Thriller 'Ms. 45' for Remastered Theatrical and Blu-ray Release (TRAILER)

Drafthouse Films has snapped up North American rights to Abel Ferrara's 1981 classic revenge thriller "Ms. 45," which follows a mute garment seamstress (the late Zoe Lund) who starts a homicidal rampage against the NYC male population after she's fallen victim to one too many assaults. Check out the vintage '81 trailer, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • October 8, 2013 1:00 PM
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'Borgman' Selected as Netherlands' Foreign-Language Oscar Entry (TRAILER)

"Borgman," directed by Alex van Warmerdam, has been selected as the Netherlands' official entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar race. Drafthouse Films acquired the rights to the domestic thriller out of Cannes, and is planning a 2014 stateside release. Watch the trailer below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • September 13, 2013 11:22 AM
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