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Drafthouse Films Picks Up Near-Silent Cannes Critics' Week Winner 'The Tribe'

Intrepid distribution arm Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to director Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy's "The Tribe," winner of the Nespresso Grand Prize, the France 4 Visionary Award and a Gan Foundation grant at the 2014 Cannes International Critics' Week.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 2, 2014 1:23 PM
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Amazon Snaps Up Exclusive Rights to Drafthouse Films

Amazon Prime--the internet giant's streaming content arm--has nabbed the exclusive rights to several indie movies distributed by Drafthouse Films.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 27, 2014 11:02 AM
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Tautou and Duris Woo Whimsically in Michel Gondry's Upcoming 'Mood Indigo' (FIRST LOOK)

Michel Gondry is known for being one of the most visually imaginative filmmakers working in the medium these days, and his next film, "Mood Indigo,"a love story between Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris inspired by a novel by French author Boris Vian, looks to be no exception.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 19, 2014 3:47 PM
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Nothing Can Prepare You for Must-See Dutch Brain-Boggler 'Borgman' (VIDEO)

Alex van Warmerdam's "Borgman," the 2014 Dutch Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, is a nasty, insane, mind-melting and unpredictable piece of work. It hits select cities on June 6 -- that's this Friday -- courtesy of who-else-but Drafthouse Films.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • June 4, 2014 3:29 PM
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WATCH: First Clip from Sci-Fi Brainbender 'Borgman' Introduces a New Method of Body Disposal

Dutch sci-fi oddity "Borgman," which was the country's official selection for the 2014 Oscar race, touches down in theaters June 6, sure to dazzle and confound audiences. A first clip has arrived, which gives you a taste of what's in store in the enigmatic film, but also shows you a whole new method of body disposal, wickedly titled "bucketheads." The mob ain't got nothing on the otherworldly beings of "Borgman." Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 30, 2014 2:10 PM
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Drafthouse Films Acquires Cannes Buzz Title 'La French,' Starring Jean Dujardin

Drafthouse Films has acquired US distribution rights to director Cedric Jimenez's period crime thriller "La French" starring Jean Dujardin.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 27, 2014 8:00 AM
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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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