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Focus World & Tugg Team for 'Extraterrestrial' Theatrical and VOD Release

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 17, 2012 at 7:10PM

Focus Features' VOD label Focus World is partnering with Tugg to release Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial" in theaters and through VOD beginning June 15. "Extraterrestrial" is set to play theaters in Brooklyn, Seattle, North Hollywood, and Texas' Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, and will expand to wherever audiences demand it through Tugg.
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Extraterrestrial

Focus Features' VOD label Focus World is partnering with Tugg to release Nacho Vigalondo's "Extraterrestrial" in theaters and through VOD beginning June 15. "Extraterrestrial" is set to play theaters in Brooklyn, Seattle, North Hollywood and Texas' Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, and will expand to wherever audiences demand it through Tugg (more details below). The film will be released on DVD by Entertainment One later this summer.

Vigalondo's follow up to "Timecrimes," "Extraterrestrial" debuted at Toronto. The alien-invasion story finds two strangers in Madrid the morning after a one-night stand. Their post-coital morning is disrupted by a suspicious neighbor, a jealous ex, and a mysterious flying saucer suddenly hovering over the city.

Tugg’s collective action web-platform will complement the established theatrical and VOD options by giving viewers in additional cities the ability to bring Extraterrestrial to their local theater. Through Tugg, an individual can create personalized theatrical screenings by selecting the date, time, and theater of their choice, and then spreading the word to their friends and fellow film fans. Once enough people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed and fans can host their own screening of the movie. To request a screening through Tugg, visit here; for more information on how Tugg works, visit here.
 

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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.